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Dr. Shiva

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  1. Ormoc City help needed

    Since the recent earthquake we can not contact our relatives living in Bgry. Lilo-an Ormoc City. Is someone in Ormoc City and can go have a look please? More infos like exact location on request. Thank you.
  2. Another update: Patrice passed away due her illness. R.I.P.! And only few private persons provided some support. Nearly no NGO did providied any help.
  3. Buying a car

    Got suddenly involved in a somewhat similar case. The background is that the government of Ormoc City did canceled the registration of many vehicles in not well condition. This affected also many buses, jeepneys and tricycles. Some routes have only few vehicles left. This have the strange result, that at the outskirts of the main city area it is becoming very difficult to catch a ride to the downtown area because all vehicles are full. Sometimes they have to wait more than 30 min to get a ride. (Before the government rule there was a ride available every 1 to 7 min.) When there is the requirement to get the kids to school at the right time it becomes a real hassle. They want now to purchase an used multicab but do not have enough money for it. (No wonder because they had spend lots of money to fix their house which got seriously damaged in typhoons Hayian.) They asked me for 70k+ for a downpayment. But it is too much me. Are there other possible solutions?
  4. Moving to Manila July 2018

    Thanks for that note. Ok then it seems only residental visa or every three months visa run will help. On the latter one you can drive on your own foreign license. It seems the first year on any visa after the first three month will be a mess. On 13a the first year is only contemporary. And even an one year rental contract will not be enough if it is created in the first month after arrival.
  5. Moving to Manila July 2018

    Did someone tried that way already? One day after arrival will be too less.
  6. Moving to Manila July 2018

    Will it work if you go on the day of arrival to the LTO while being on a BB visa? According to the new rules it would be only possible to get driver license with a residental visa. (Reading between the lines.)
  7. An update on this case. The child Patrice is now in Bacolod in a provincial hospital. Due a hospital in San Carlos was delivering her to that hospital without asking if there is room available resulted in the child sitting in a wheelchair in the gangway because there is no free room available. The complete sad stories are also that absolutely no charity organizations want to help in this case. Most says that they don't help if a single/private person is asking for help or we do not help outside Switzerland or Germany. And Philippines based ones are not responding at all.
  8. Buying a round trip ticket to the PI

    Buy a flex ticket. The price for such a ticket is higher but rebooking is cheap or even free. And it is still cheaper than getting an one-way ticket later if you can not rebook the other ticket.
  9. To Retire At 56? Or Rough It Out...

    But there are people around planning to retire with real age of 56 or even less. So dyslexic is that one not.
  10. To Retire At 56? Or Rough It Out...

    Dr. Google is your friend. Reddit is also a quite useful platform. Stock market and especially currencies are very difficult to forecast. They are like playing in a casino. Even if you get more for a specific currency at time of the exchange it can be that you can buy much less stuff with that amount of cash than 10 years ago.
  11. To Retire At 56? Or Rough It Out...

    For monitoring this there are many forums like this one we can check.
  12. As long the social welfare covers all basic expenses then it is ok. But in more countries it is not even enough for the most basic needs. Even in Switzerland they started to cut the social welfare because of sky rocketing costs from many incoming asylants and the strong growing number of people needing social welfare.
  13. A lot of these problems can be prevented by selecting the living place very carefully. Many people choose their living place only by how beautiful it is and forget to check the other points. And nearly no place will get a good check on all points. Therefore you have to check which points are more important. The worst thing that can happens if a place that was good suddenly change into a much worse one.
  14. According to the link above UK are third and Switzerland is first place. But both countries requires to have a lot of money for a decent living there. If you are a poor guy or family in Switzerland then you will have a really tough living. Especially if you are required to get social welfare or social aid because you have no or a far too low income.
  15. Wow it seems I had good luck with ATMs on the Philippines. Only twice got no money but on receipt it stood no money and never got that deducted also.