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  1. 11 points
    Dear Members Well I retuned to Abu Dhabi this morning after a wonderful 2 weeks at home in the Philippines. High points where: Delayed Christmas but had it on the 29th Dec New Year Parties Heard and saw Babies Heartbeat Visited local beauty spots Using my gym Going for a run every other day (8km) and not being kidnapped! Please see below some of the highlights. Cant wait until May when I return again! Paul
  2. 7 points
    Intrepid 3 more years and i will be ready. Using the 3 years to invest in Property in UK and Philippines to top up income once I do jump. Also trying to sort something to keep me busy when I do stop. I have worked since I was 16 so need to keep the grey matter occupied. I am counting down, 35 months to go! Paul
  3. 4 points
    It's all happening at a pace now, we were expecting the windows to arrive this coming Saturday and they arrived Wednesday just gone. The tiling is ongoing, one cr has the walls tiled but not grouted. We are off to Dumaguete tomorrow for the week after hearing what a kicking place it is. We have an Airbnb in Sibulan. The ceilings should be finished and tiling well advanced by the time we get back.
  4. 4 points
    RENT, don't buy... at least until you've lived here a year or two and really understand 'the lie of the land'.
  5. 4 points
    My wife got lice when she was a child in Bohol. Back then, in a poor province, it was automatic kalbo, so my wife was a cute bald girl for a while!
  6. 3 points
    "WOW" Great pun there OM52
  7. 3 points
    I need subtitles on, especially when it's an American movie.
  8. 2 points
    We are in Manila today. The only part of the process that was not straightforward was the location. Since we had applied on the destination country embassy website, it was was not clear that the paperwork is actually processed by a partner company called VFS. So we wasted a trip into Taguig, only to then have to go Eco Plaza in Makati. VFS (who also has an office in Cebu) said everything was in order, and will send the paperwork to the embassy in Bangkok it turns out, so effectively there is a 10-15 day wait until we even know if she is approved or not. Normally I would fume and complain, but it is what it is. Wife seemed to think there was a very high percentage rate of approvals, according to what her interviewer told her.
  9. 2 points
    In the tourist/expat areas they are. You can get them much cheaper in less popular areas. Studio condos in my subdivision in Novaliches (North Manila) are 900k, there's just nothing to do outside the subdivision for a 30 minute drive. I wouldn't recommend buying a condo personally, you can rent 7 mil condos for 25-30k per month.
  10. 2 points
    The only time an income tax return MUST be filed is if the taxpayer has taxable income. The IRS doesn't care where a taxpayer is only, if he has taxable income, that a return, or documentation providing enough information to identify the taxpayer and to compute any tax liability, be filed and the tax paid I always recommend filing a return, even if a taxpayer has no taxable income, because the statute of limitations for audit purposes doesn't start unless and until a return is filed.
  11. 1 point
    Went to The BoI in Dumaguete and had to have 13a card photo copies both sides, passport copied, and receipt copied. Also had to register Applicants personal information on the Department of justice website and print two copies. Anyone else had to this? What a morning that was, still have to go back tomorrow to print the two copies, my printer is not working so stuck it on a thumb drive and will print it out in town. More fun in da fils.
  12. 1 point
    As you say, in the U.S., the IRS considers most folks to be honest, with that "honor" being helped along by the fact that banks and other financial institutions provide information directly to the IRS regarding interest earned, dividends earned, etc. However, even with that reporting, there are some folks that the IRS just plain old doesn't trust as far as they could throw them - for those folks, the IRS designates them as subject to backup withholding; when one of those folks sets up a financial account, they designate on the account application that they are subject to backup withholding and the financial institution will withhold a percentage of account earnings and submit them to the IRS, much like employers do with income tax withholding
  13. 1 point
    Yes... from (off and on) 1967 to 2015... then moved to just outside Leeds. My half-Filipino son is a true 'Yorkie', as he was born in York.
  14. 1 point
    Was an interview required? VFS handles New Zealand too, and you only have to do an interview if they tell you it is required after you send your paperwork. We did everything by courier for this trip and they didn't ask for an interview. Probably because my wife has quite a bit of Int'l travel under her belt and her second trip to NZ. They gave her a 2 year visa this time. 4 years ago, New Zealand was done via their Bangkok embassy. They called for a phone interview with my wife. There was some confusion because my wife got some e-mails from someone named Porn and she disregarded them because she thought it was spam! It was the embassy interviewer in Bangkok, named Porn! They finally hooked up for a quick interview and we had a laugh!
  15. 1 point
    Beautiful pictures and looks like you had a great time and did a lot in just two weeks. Time to retire and do it everyday. Thanks for sharing your photos
  16. 1 point
    Pay anything and get out of leeds..... Wawaw
  17. 1 point
    Buy from a high class developer with a good reputation. This is the only way you will be able to get a quick resale. Buy from a lousy cheap developer like SM or robinsons and the old saying of " you pays your money you take your choises is true. Ayala land is one is best and yes most expensive . however all their properties are usually sold out in pre-marketing... meaning theres a lot of demand for their product. A developer that cant sell all its units means its not a top tier developer.
  18. 1 point
    The poster was referring to a post by "Dave Houndriver" BUT I think you knew that really
  19. 1 point
    that's my plan, but I want to get rid of this ugly rash on my head before I expose my scalp.
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  21. 1 point
    My advice is to cancel your contract. You do this by notifying them in writing on 4 different occasions that they are not fulfilling the contract. Then you have legal grounds to cancel with no penalty. In fact I did this in Dumaguete when living at one location and then got PLDT again after moving to another location just 4 miles down the road. They know they have problems and will not fault you if you do it the right way, Trying to get them to fix the problem? Not gonna happen unless you get lucky. They would fix it if they could but sometimes they just don't have the equipment to do that.
  22. 1 point
    Are you a doctor? I wish I took your advice first. Spend 400Peso to see a doctor who gave me the exact prescription. It's working. Thanks
  23. 1 point
    As goes Manila, the rest of the country follows. 20% down the rest is financed. Remember the strong sense of family here. Whole extended families will contribute to a down payment
  24. 1 point
    Thanks a lot for all advices, I really appreciate it. I checked Hafeles webpage and it looked great for a guy like me, who is about to renovate a house. There is both showrooms and stores not very far from the location of our house in Manila, so you don´t need to go to your local branch and ask any questions, but thank you very much for offering your assistance
  25. 1 point
    Wow, I couldn't believe you have to have a confirmed ticket to apply, so I did a bit of research, and it does appear to be so. Thinking about taking the family in the next year or two. Tickets without a cancellation charge are getting hard to find. I just looked at the KLM website and they charge $160 to cancel, and that is for their most expensive economy tickets. The two cheaper economy tickets don't even have cancellation. However, the fact that they do require that indicates to me that most visa requests are approved.
  26. 1 point
    Went there yesterday! It was crazy when I got there at 0830. Must have been over 50 people there, and to top it off, they said having internet connection problems. I heard about 3-4 hour delays. Most were doing the 13A reporting, me I was just extending my 9a. Here is a trick I use but don't tell the (gov office). but a wheelchair person is granted priority. I have the wife doing the walking and talking for me. We were in and out @45 mins. I was sitting near the guard and heard advising going to Mactan in the mall they have a satellite office and can do the reports/extensions there, BI in Guisano Island Mall. BTW my wheelchair is legit, I do have neuropathy in my feet
  27. 1 point
    That's what my electrician said to me... I was shocked!
  28. 1 point
    Go bald..or kalbo. The ladies love it. Bugs don't have a chance, unless they move south. Only shaved down there once when I got a vasectomy.
  29. 1 point
    You could try this - ani fungal / dandruff Available at most pharmacies
  30. 1 point
    Thanks - I did know about that one and did go take a look but it didn't look up to much from the outside and more like a cafe than a restaurant - looks much bigger on the pics that it seemed to in reality. I may give it a try.
  31. 1 point
    Just downloaded it from that site and yes It has English subtitles.
  32. 1 point
    I had to have a copy of passport, page of last time of entry, bio page and photo page. Also copy of last years receipt. Got there at 8.30 am, my ticket was 30. So took wife to have her chest x-rayed, then went for a breakfast. 4 hours later went back to BoI, just in time for my turn. (Dumaguete).
  33. 1 point
    So you found it then? I found a torrent with English Subtitles. I downloaded it because you suggest it might be good, but I have not yet taken the time to watch it.
  34. 1 point
    I would suggest buying tickets of a type that are fully refundable, that way if you don't get approval down the track you can get your money back. And if you wanted to you could even (after you had the entry visa for your wife) refund those tickets and go and buy some cheaper ones.
  35. 1 point
    Went to Santa Rosa for my Annual report just handed passport and acr card to the security guard Name called 5 mins later paid 310 pesos , all done !
  36. 1 point
    I did mine yesterday - new office and new regime by the looks of it here in iloilo. So, obviously it took much longer than usual but this may be because I went on the 1st "real' working day of the Annual Reporting process so fair enough. An added complication was my ACR expires early February so had to apply for a new one. That in itself wasn't particularly hard BUT I had a change of address as well. Now, i did report this when i moved (admittedly only at the next Annual Report time so already late) but it seems the process to change address was not done so, technically, yesterday was the 1st time I notified them - an expensive situation as it means monthly fines back to the time of moving but hey ho, lesson learned. Of course, i could have made a big deal of this but when it comes to government officials here, and anywhere actually, it's best to put on either the humble cap or the daft lad cap and plead ignorance and stupidity rather than the alternative. Not that it helped but at least i got some sympathy! So guys, if you're on a 13A and move address, make sure you notify the BI promptly and that they actually act on your notification.
  37. 1 point
    Not per say Bruce but as you were here at the time, you may notice an additional 310 peso charge on your receipt marked report charge when doing your next extension
  38. 1 point
    The first year I did my annual report I had to do some online registering. The 2nd year I just showed up and they just took my ACR card for a second... seemed almost too easy. Have not gone in yet this year. Need to do that soon.
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  40. 1 point
    Almost ready VID_20200105_130831.mp4
  41. 0 points
    I need some guidance here please on what to do about PLDT. During the typhoon in December the PLDT aerial on our home service was blown down, we contacted their service hotline and requested for a technician to come and fix the aerial, and have been sending them messages everyday, yes everyday since then, but nothing from them, of course the messages about how they have received our request for service, and how they have escalated our problems to their support team, blah, blah blah but nothing. is there a way to give them the flick? I have kept copies of emails, messenger and sms messages to them. After 4 weeks I doubt their sincerity.
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