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  1. marine6357

    Family allotment

    Correct so most months actually are 4.3 weeks in duration so by paying a 13th month at the end covers those missing weeks. Example I received weekly pay for 52 weeks a year hence like you said 13 monthly equivalent payments. My supervisor was paid monthly on the 1st of each month so only 12 monthly payments. Granted his pay was greater then mine but with the overtime I collected most years I earned more then him working slightly more hours. His average working hours were about 50 hours a week. mine were 40 hours base with another 10 to 15 hours of overtime. I was once asked if I wanted to move into management and told them why would I want a pay cut for more stress.
  2. marine6357

    Family allotment

    Just wondering if you pay on monthly basis isn't that where the 13th month pay come from?
  3. Message from US Embassy: PSA-Baguio-City-July-2018-1.pdf
  4. marine6357

    Good name for a motel

  5. marine6357

    Grounding of electric appliances

    In theory yes any insulation between you and ground will give you some protection rubber soles would be the best. Remember electricity searches for the easiest path to ground. But more then likely you will probably still be the path with the lowest resistant to ground.
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    Wow at 76 Paul sounds just as good as the first time I heard him. To Be so energetic and vibrant at this age I just hope I can still move like him at that age. Thanks for sharing Steve.
  7. marine6357

    Budget help

    Thanks John yeah we got beat up pretty good can be hell on the knees gaffing a pole all the time. I was lineman for 8 years then switched to Installation/repair thought it would be less climbing but did it just as much. Finally the last few years moved into I/R Business doing special circuits. Somedays didn't even break a sweat. lol
  8. marine6357

    Datdutan 2018

    Just curious if this is a large event? In the sense would it make airline tickets and hotel cost rise during this event? The reason I ask is that I am booking flights and hotels near this date September 20th to be exact and finding prices slightly higher at this time. If this is the reason then might have to adjust my schedule by a few days.
  9. marine6357

    Budget help

    Actually the money I make is from my pension and SSDI I get no retirement from my military service. Didn't stay in long enough. I am actually retired from The phone company(Verizon). Worked 25 years for them and now I am shot. Bad knees and hips from climbing poles in all kinds of weather. That is why I have SSDI also. As for the budget we all need somewhere to start.
  10. The Philippine Government requires all foreigners to provide a “Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage” from his/her embassy before filing for a marriage license. Instead, the U.S. Embassy provides U.S. citizens the opportunity to sign an “Affidavit In Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage,” a self-certification that the U.S. citizen is free to marry in the Philippines. Source from: https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/getting-married/
  11. I will be traveling from Cebu to CDO in September. Was wondering if anyone has taken 2Go ferry on the overnight trip? It is 8 hour travel time, direct from Cebu and cost about 5000 php per couple. That is with a nice Suite or Stateroom. So any info would be appreciated.
  12. marine6357

    Civility as an expat dealing with Filipinos

    You are so right Queenie O. but this is not restricted to just the Philippines. I am still living here in the US but see this same attitude form the younger generation here also. I go for my morning coffee everyday to the same Tim Hortons and it seems that the older people working there always say thank you and your welcome as where the younger ones look at me as if I had a 3rd eye or something and never show any sort of appreciation of my patronage. Ah to go back in time when manners were taught and everyone had them.
  13. a quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity of the air. Some places are now calling it Real-Feel. The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature does just that. The RealFeel® uses multiple factors including the temperature, humidity, cloud cover, sun intensity, and wind to explain how hot it feels outside. In comparison, the heat index only factors in the temperature and humidity.
  14. After reading OMW's post about exchange rates : It shows that the rate has not dropped below 40 pesos in almost 20 years. Was wondering what rate should you base your budget on? Me I think to play it safe would be basing it on about 45p to $1 usd. Do you think it is a fair number or should I even go lower? Would love to hear some thoughts from everyone. Have a great Memorial Day weekend. And for those from the US don't forget to take a moment and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
  15. Yes I know hence the title.