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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Alex Y. Vergara
THERE WAS A TIME WHEN Jose Bayani Baylon dreaded the rainy season, particularly during days when parts of Metro Manila were submerged in knee-deep floods. These days, the Coca-Cola executive can rest easy since he now has a bachelors pad in Makati to come home to.
I used to drive all the way to Alabang, says Baylon, who also writes an opinion column for another paper. I dont mind driving, but there were nights when I couldnt go home and had to book a hotel room in Makati.
Apart from the occasional typhoon, which sometimes prevented him from driving to Alabang, Baylon had to deal with long and unpredictable hours at the office. He was able to solve part of his problem after moving to a 40-sq m unit in a …