AlwaysRt

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  1. Yup, wasn't getting on you, I was digging at PAL and the funny way English words are sometimes. Whoever sent you that change to 20 minute transfer time was certainly not acting in a responsible manner (unless they are planning in advance to hold the plane for you), however they have put 100% of the responsibility for any consequences fully on PAL itself.
  2. maybe you should give up your biannual 'Tequila Shots Bar Night' you wouldn't have this infestation anymore...
  3. I am not sure getting away with your skin still attached qualifies as 'backfiring'. Had you gotten married you may well have been skinned alive... 'She got the Gold Mine, I got the Shaft'... You might not have picked the right one but you certainly did it right.
  4. Obviously they are not very responsible since a 20 min connection is really zero minutes. They will be ready to close the door and taxi to make the takeoff time (remember the listed time is for takeoff, not boarding which occurs earlier) as you are landing making it a difficult transfer even if the gates are side by side.
  5. Yes I have the same list of possible guesses. I have only heard two 'facts' though. First, the problem started because of/durring Yolanda (overflowed a tank and it burst?). Second, when the North side of Valencia water is turned off for the night, the South side has a large water pressure increase. So, why are they doing it, what is the plan to fix it, and how long will it take? The first 'fact' leads to how/what/when will it be fixed, and the second 'fact' leads to all the 'normal reasons' to be discarded.
  6. Sorry this is a bit off topic, but, has anyone been able to find out why they do this and how long they plan on continuing the practice?
  7. OK, I am confused. Where are you? First I thought Phils, then US, then Phils again... Coulda told the cop, 'I told him to get off my property, he came on my property all the way to my front porch threatening us (adding making terroristic threats and assault to the list of crimes), he then left our property, came back again and messed with the For Sale sign and removed then destroyed the flyers and threw them in the street'. Plenty of reasons to at least move the guy from the area.
  8. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Mindanao Security Situation May 24, 2017 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing conflict between terrorist groups and Philippine Security Forces in Marawi City, Mindanao. Media reports suggest that there are multiple dead and injured. On May 23, 2017, the Philippine government declared martial law throughout the Mindanao region for 60 days. The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) have been placed on high alert. The U.S. Embassy has temporarily suspended Mission personnel travel to Mindanao pending a better understanding of the threat environment. While the U.S. Embassy has no information that the events in Marawi City represent a direct threat to U.S. citizens or U.S. interests in the Philippines, we encourage U.S. citizens to review personal security plans, avoid large crowds and gatherings, and remain vigilant at all times. The U.S. Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens of the most recent Worldwide Caution, dated March 6, 2017, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. Extremists have targeted sporting events, theaters, markets, mass transportation systems–including airlines, and other public venues where large crowds gather. Crowded nightclubs, shopping malls, buses and popular restaurants have also been targets. U.S. citizens should be mindful of the importance of taking preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the Philippines‎.
  9. It is just a very large premium increase. They benefit from extra premiums (less people who do not renew because of it). No increase in benefits covered. More details already mentioned with links in responses above.
  10. Yes, a large benefit increase - for PhilHealth, but not for us.
  11. Don't need to kiss anyone's anything to not like it. Ever get stuck behind someone riding their no mirror, no lights, no muffler, no license, motorbike while smoking? I am not a big fan of having smoke blown and ashes flicked in my face... Oh and FYI for smokers in general, taking a last drag and blowing smoke out at the doorway does Not prevent you from smelling like an ashtray and stinking up the entire room - and in short order even the clothes and hair of the other people in the room. I have often dreamed about carrying a water gun with skunk oil in it to 'return the favor'. For me it never gets to the health issues, I have had enough just being assaulted (not just breathing obnoxious odor but having it stick to my clothes and hair). Do what you want to yourself, that is your right - but leave me alone, you do not have the right to force me to join you. Signed, son of a Camel un-filtered chain smoker, forced to breathe the cloud of smoke when in the back seat of the car and 'volunteered' to clean all the filthy ash trays (in the 1970s).
  12. While I haven't done one that fast myself, I have read reports from 2-3 others who have done the same as you (but to Hong Kong) within the last 2 years. According to them, expect getting a funny look from BI on return, but that is the only 'issue' they had. Of course YMMV depending on which BI officer you get. So, should not be a problem - keyword 'should'.
  13. What are you watching? Is it all Philippines, Manila, or where you are going specifically? For example, watching Miami news and seeing all the crime reports has no meaning for someone visiting Tampa/St Pete
  14. Wasn't there a report a while back about the Chinese being the #1 visa overstayers in the Philippines? Yup, here is the quote "Morente said about 500,000 foreigners – mostly Chinese, Indians and a few South Koreans – have been illegally staying and working in the country in the past number of years." from this article http://www.philstar.com/metro/2016/11/15/1643856/bi-proposes-amnesty-.5-m-illegal-aliens
  15. This might work, discharge pipes for the rain gutters go into the same ditch so I could "T" those in with the CR/kitchen discharge for 'auto' cleaning when it rains. That Enzyme was what I had in mind to start with, preferably the Filipino name for it so I could get it 'now rather than later'. The electrical I am insisting the landlord handles, a ditch is one thing but I will not be responsible for whatever electrical mess already exists. I refuse to touch electrical or plumbing in a rental to avoid any possibility of being the cause (and responsible for repair) of previous installation(s) and maintenance.