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  1. i am bob

    Boracay closure

    It's interesting to get our information via the various news media available here. It's already been shown that several media groups are posting or making suggestions in their posts erroneous information. Particularly about the President. For example; many believe President Duterte approved the casino bid due to the reporting that was presented by these media. He did not. The approval came from a much lower level and he was pissed off about it. Some blame the President about having to close the place down. The people who were representing the government were being told to F.O. when they appeared at the larger establishments. I wish I had the Facebook video of the resort manager sending his dogs after the government group. These government groups were the ones tasked by the President to get things fixed. So... If they weren't going to listen and do what was required? Hmm... There are lots more things that require fixing there. If I was the guy in charge? I'd have done the same thing. Shut it down, get the work done and reopen as soon as possible. And, most importantly? Make sure nobody tried to skirt around the proper channels again. As for the media? I don't bother listening to most of them anymore.
  2. Recently my router went down. I went to my local Globe office and arranged for a tech to be sent to my house. And I made sure they had my proper address. The next day the tech called - from my old address in Cabantian... The other side of Davao. He had his supervisor call me who then transferred me to Manila. Manila changed my address again and rebooked. Nobody showed up for 7 days so I went back to the Globe office to find out what was going on. I had the day manager call Manila who told me that my last ticket was cancelled because the people renting at my old address in Cabantian refused the service call. Once again we changed the address and three days later the tech called as he couldn't find my house - in Cabantian! When told I was in Toril, he demanded p1500 to show up. I told him forget it. His manager called and said that if we didn't pay, they would cancel my ticket. I told him where he could put their work order. I received an email with my ticket cancelled. The next day I went to the local Globe office and explained what happened, that they had cancelled my contract in bad faith and I would not pay any further money to them but was considering having charges of fraud raised. I haven't heard a word from Globe since. I now have temporary service through Smart - prepaid only.
  3. i am bob

    Questions about Davao

    I moved from Cabantian last August and I can tell you - it's changed a lot from when I lived there... More traffic due to more subdivisions bring built because, hmm... New malls! Jeepneys are the smaller version and they pack you in tight. The fare? I don't remember but the drivers are honest. Hand them a 20 and tell them where you're going and you'll get correct change. That's why I like Toril for transportation... Larger jeepneys I fit in and I'm just under 6 feet tall. And, yes, it goes to the corner by the Marco Polo before turning on Roxas and returning to Toril. So you are half way across the city. If jeepneys don't suit you? Taxis are always near by. Swimming anywhere in Davao? Look for a pool! There are beaches but over crowded and dirty. You have to go out of town proper for a good beach. Honestly? The next big growth area is Toril. There are plans for upgrading to larger hospitals. At present there are a few smaller ones here that are mostly attached to larger hospitals in town. Ie:. Davao Doctors. Care here is probably better than what you'll find in town as the staff know many of their patients personally. Kind of hard to put on the 'i don't care' attitude. If you want to be near more expats, look in the Bago area. Gulfview in particular. Nice resort there too. The only gym I know if that you might be interested in is in Toril. But why run on the spot when you can do the beach? Myself? I walk instead. But I warn you... It's dangerous! Every female from the age of 15 and up will want you to stop and talk.. lol!
  4. i am bob

    The other half

    I'm thinking about 15 minutes drive would be nice... I'd love to eventually build right here but the damn plywood factory belches very heavy black soot 4x a day.... I'm going to investigate the other side of Toril along the coast and also St Jude's which is the other side and upwind of the plywood factory... Unless I can persuade one of the fish ponds between me and the resorts to sell...
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    Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    This was just before I met Charmaine... Lol!
  6. Go to where you will get your marriage license... Every city has different rules on what they will allow or even do!
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    Don't forget the mustard!
  8. i am bob

    Is this Normal

    Of course it is! It's Fiesta here today... Guarantied rain for both of us! Weather forecast is for heavy rain and thunderstorms all week... If it's as accurate as always, well, stock up on the suntan lotion! Word of warning..! When Compostellians have to put up with foreigners and it's raining? Danger! They will attack you with Tanduay and Red Horse!
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    Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    Eden is beautiful but then you're out in the country... No longer in Toril! More like on the mountain... Lol! I just moved a few months ago from Cabantian... A 25 minute walk to the market in Buhangin... That was my morning exercise... From Countryville to the 7-11 by the market... Hot dog and Coke for breakfast while watching the ladies... Then the 35 minute walk back up the highway... I'm not sure what it's like now that the Grand Mall is open (it is open I think) but rush hour really sucked if you don't know the short cuts. Forget about heading to the malls then... (Hint: cut from Diversion Rd through to SPMC via NHA and then straight through Agdao to get downtown. Avoid SM, Abreeza, Victoria Mall, GMall... Or take Bacaca Rd if you have to go to one of them) The rest of the time it's ok.
  10. i am bob

    The other half

    We just moved. We were next door to her parents. Now we are much farther away... About a 45 second walk... Hehe! She wants to stay here (Go to Canada? Why? Lol!) and I love it here so...
  11. i am bob

    Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    Davao has 24 hour jeepney service. Same for Toril to Davao. In Toril itself, there's always tricycles nearby, no matter what time of day. And there's always the Intercity bus to hop on. I think they short one run a day with just one instead of two leaving every hour.
  12. i am bob

    Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    In Davao, if you aren't driving, the jeepneys really don't have much of an issue. As for driving or taxis, there's enough alternate routes that it's not too bad. Maybe an hour in the morning and one at night for the most main routes. I'm in Toril (furthest town south of and still part of Davao). Jeepneys to downtown Davao are every 3 or 4 minutes but good luck getting on during rush hour. In town it's all tricycles. Rarely do I have a problem getting one.
  13. i am bob

    Buy or Rent?

    Might I suggest building a small house on the MIL's property? Even if things don't work out, you aren't out much. And, if they do, design it for expansion and you'll have a beautiful home when you're ready to move.
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    Back up Generator

    I agree with forgetting about a generator. I don't even have a fridge anymore. The caranderia cooks with gas, the sari across the street ices their beer. And I know at least 3 of the closest 7-11 stores have generators so coffee, drinks, their food, just about everything is going to be the same. I can even charge my phone there.
  15. i am bob

    What?? No Toilet Paper!??

    I'll stick to the... It takes forever for my shorts to dry otherwise...