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  1. Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    Agree, but in emergency cases a second driver with a car or reliable public transportation is as a fall back layer required. If someone have a car should teach his/her partner how to drive if they do not know it already.
  2. Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    In Siquijor Town we did visited some friends. Going to their location was not an issue. Just getting a tricycle in the town. But going back to the town was nearly impossible if relying on public transportations. Probably one to two tricycles was coming there in a half day. We had to ride the private motorcycles of the friends to get back to town. This aspect many people are forgetting even if they have own car. How to get from or to the house with public transportation in emergencies or at the time the car is in service, repair or maintenance.
  3. What?? No Toilet Paper!??

    Is that not a swiss invention? A swiss guy (link german only) invented that at the year 1957 and labeled it Closomat. The americans followed in 1964 and japan picked it up later.
  4. Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    Thanks for that info. We'll probably have to rely on public transportation if we will move to Davao. Therefore I'm looking for a place where most important locations can be reached by just one ride and for basic needings we prefer to get that in the vicinity. With the future opening of Grand Gaisano Buhangin, the NCCC Mall Buhangin and the City Mall in Cabantian it would be good for us to live there if we can not find anything in the CBD or direct surrounding. There is another way to get to downtown from Cabantian using the Mamay Rd., the Dacudao Loop and the Bougainvilla St..
  5. Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    Good to hear that the traffic was not so increasing in the last 9 years in Davao. How is the traffic on the other city side (Buhangin)? On the Toril side Eden is a really nice place to live but only reachable by taxis. The street to go to Eden is quite steep especially for a tricycle.
  6. Who lives in Tagum City (DavNor)?

    Another question: Which areas are nice to live in Tagum City if not too far away from the main crossing?
  7. What?? No Toilet Paper!??

    Nobody got on this that there are portable bidets are available for behind cleaning. Gives you a wet but clean behind.
  8. Back up Generator

    A good generator should have a power spike compensation build in. There are enough stories about bigger and cheap generators (3 to 6 kVA) not being able to handle the power on spike of a smaller (about 1 hp to 1.5 hp) non inverter AC unit.
  9. Back up Generator

    Yeah sorry to tell you, but you will have to go thru it. We don't know which appliances and other electrical units you are using.
  10. Back up Generator

    Calculate all wattage from all appliances, electronics, cooking range, light and so on together. Then add 20% to this sum. This is the VA (Voltampere) the generator have to provide at minimum. Example your sum would be 5000 Watt. Then add 20% to this sum will give totally 6000 VA. This would means that your generator have to provide at least 6000 VA. This is because electrical motors creates a power spike at power on. And the generator should be strong enough to compensate this.
  11. What?? No Toilet Paper!??

    What is with washing the hands after wiping with the hand? Most public markets have a public CR. But its condition is another question. Some are really clean and maintained. And some have even tissue available. Others are in a terrible condition. The ones you have to pay to enter should be in a better condition but there is no warrant for this. Other public CR can be found at bus terminals. And malls have also public CRs.
  12. Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    And in some areas it is already faster than cars. In another forum someone posted that he used one time two and a half hour for just 1.4 km in his car in Manila due extreme traffic congestion. Walking would have been much faster! Because of very terrible traffic I would not like to live in Manila or Cebu. My wife is on the same line. I dunno how the situation in Davao is. Was there last time 9 years ago.
  13. Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    Similar experiences I got on Siquijor. Somewhat decent availability of tricycles in Siquijor Town or Larena. But on the Siquijor Circumferential Road there was only rarely a jeepney, bus or even tricycle visible. Most time they only run, when a ferry is arriving or before departing. This is why I will choose a city over a province town due better availability of public transportation and other services and amenities. But even in the bigger cities are areas where the only available public transportation are taxi cabs or grab taxis and you will have to call them first. Another issue is (especially in bigger subdivisions) that public transportation (almost tricycles and habal-habal) is only available to your home but not when you are leaving to go to the city. Yeah, we all have an alternative build in already: Our feets!
  14. Busses, Jeepneys, Tricyclcle,..Oh My

    I did once a calculation based on 10 php per ride (Tricycle or Jeepney) per person in a smaller city up to 4 km. Two persons who are taking 5 rides per day uses 100 php. Calculating for 30 days will result in 3k php of fare costs. But most time this will not be reached or surpassed. Most people tend only to ride twice or trice per day. And sometime only one person takes a ride on a day. EDIT: For taxis they cost much more but you can take up to 4 people along with one ride. A tricycle for 4 people costs php 40 which is the flag down cost for a taxi. For the small price increasement you will get a more convenient ride. EDIT 2: A small comparison. In Switzerland riding the public bus for the same distance for one person will costs up to 180 php or even more if in a bigger city. Or 18 rides in the philippines for the price of one ride in Switzerland.
  15. Buy or Rent?

    Another question: which activities are you planning to do when you will live on Biliran? There are enough expats living on beautiful small islands and the only activites they have are drinking and ranting due lack of other activities.