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  1. And most manufacturing is done in third world countries anyway... so the vaccine you 'choose' (if people even get to choose between types which seems a bit unlikely at this point in time) is likely to be made in India or China if it isn't made in the Philippines. There is some first world manufacturing but the scale isn't there to make enough, Australia for example can only make 100 million doses in a year and won't be able to commence manufacture in large scales until late next year (because the plant will need conversion from influenza vaccine manufacturing to Covid vaccine manufacturin
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  2. Did you tell them "No need! We have carrots!" (Link to reference here for those who do not know it)
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  3. I remember way back in the 60's a Russian Medical ship docked at Liverpool UK offering free advanced eye treatment ( at that time ) as part of a good will gesture! It will of course be to the Russian Governments advantage if production of a vaccine is manufactured by an Asian Country, namely the Philippines, however it would also generate employment at a time when other countries are facing wide-spread unemployment !.....just a thought. JB
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  4. Deeply suspicious. Russia or China never do something without a motive. But if this vaccine works it would greatly benefit the Filipino people.
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  5. @Tommy T. Question for you sailors. I could be wrong, but I think they need to add some ballast if they want to get up to speed, right?
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  6. I recommend you stay at home or find a more 'western' country to live-in, as the Philippines isn't the place for someone with PTSD.
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  7. Just had an upgrade from PLDt home fibr, an extra P200 for a total 50mbps and 3 (three) WIFI Mesh TP-LINK deco routers. Don't know why they sent 3, maybe because we have 3 floors. The courier who delivered the routers didn't wear any gloves so both Eve and I were reluctant to touch the package with our bare hands, anyhow Eve had a pair of throwaway gloves, she picked them from the ground and took them to the patio, then cleaned the box with alcohol wipes. Not a clue how to install them and get all 3 working, also we have a repeater going to the guest house so we will let their guy
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  8. PLDT customer service told me I could go to the office and request my phone be opened up to all calls. If approved then I would have to pay for all calls that were not to other local PLDT phones but the service is available once your land line is installed. I never bothered to go for it.
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  9. I don't think that DCF is coming back. I could be wrong. I think they cut that budget before Covid.
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  10. OMW, When I filed for my wife's CR-1 spouse visa we were able to file DCF i.e. directly with the embassy in Manila since I had lived in the Philippines for more than 6 months. We completed the process and received the visa in only 3 months from the time I filed the I-130. If we had pushed it we could have had it done in 2 months. The visa was valid for 6 months. That of course was pre COVID. At that same point in time it would have taken 6 - 12 months to complete the process if I was doing it while living in the US. The logistics are even more difficult when doing a filing in the US when you s
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  11. I thought I mentioned it, but anyway we recently were connected up to PLDT fiber. I measured the speed and it is supposed to be 25 mb/second. It tested out to 26-27 on several successive tests. But this was in the morning and not at Facebook o'clock. I suspect it would be slower then. Yeah... I forgot about things being slower due to increased need for equipment and more traffic for schools. And that's what this installer said - contact PLDT to request an upgrade. Thanks for the link - I will give that a try tomorrow. I just took a quick look at that site and it looks straightfo
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  12. I agree with you, political self preservation will kick in. Just imagine the out cry when a President, Prime minister, King, Queen or Military Junta stands up when a vaccine is developed and says FOLKS!!! Good news, we have the vaccine!!! But we are only going to it to HALF of you because the other half is going to (pick your 3rd world nation). But remember to vote for ME in the next election ! Man there will be blood in the streets lolol
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  13. I don't think you said what you have now. PLDT Fibr? If so, just upgrade to include Cignal. https://pldthome.com/fibr-upgrade I should probably see about doing this. It includes three mesh routers, which are supposed to be good. You may have to wait. Due to the online schools, they may have a shortage of equipment. The big issue with Converge right now is they are very slow too, probably due to this reason.
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  14. Are they implying something about the quality of your singing voice jaybee?
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  15. Yes, that would be annoying. I get annoyed when one of the movies on our Android TV box has sub-titles that are off! Streaming is no problem with our Fibre. We often might be streaming in 3 or 4 places in the house at the same time.
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  16. Our Cignal is a bundle with PLDT Fibr Internet. I never dealt with Cignal directly. When I signed up, PLDT here in Subic was SubicTel, a sub-division of PLDT. In the last year, they absorbed that back into PLDT. When Covid came, they closed our PLDT/Subic freeport office and now freeport residents have to go to the crowded PLDT office in Olongapo for something that requires an office visit. Stupid. I am happy with the Cignal HDTV. I'm not sure what it would cost on it's own now but I pay p3500 a month for 50 mbps Fibr and Cignal that includes about 10-15 HD channels. Plus p230 for
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  17. Some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world have manufacturing facilities in the Philippines.
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  18. A drug developed and tested by a country that kills dissenters and manufactured by a 3rd ((or 4th rate) country.........I will wait, thank you
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  19. Explore other options, Google drugs available in PI's as drugs in Weastern countries sometimes aren't available in the PI's. My doc in Oz worked out my med as a lot arn't available over there.
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  20. I'm a 3in 1 man myself. Never been much of a coffee man as it disagrees with my stomach. Always good for a clear out before I go for a jog.
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  21. They make more noise making these rules than enforcing them.
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  22. I would be even happier if it was the opposite, ban from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m.
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  24. Im really looking to simplify things, so far the idea is to get a decent 1B apartment / studio. As for food, chicken and rice home cooked is my favorite. Im not much of a drinker and don't party, a couple of beers and im good. Phone and internet is of course something i would like to keep, so i can stay in touch with the life back home
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  25. The lowlands are more of an instant coffee culture the mountains where coffee is grown is more of a coffee culture. My inlaws always have a thermos full of hot local coffee. Even helped my father in law roast some beans then he turned them into a coffee powder using a very large mortar and pestle. When I lived in Baguio I could buy whole beans for a number of different local varieties from SM market and they would grind them for me if I wanted.
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  26. Sometimes I do that first thing in the morning too.
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  27. I kinda started this thread once upon a time. Been riding and adapting to all the travel changes and shifts in direction ever since. Happy to announce I'm finally in the Philippines, riding out the 14 day self-isolation period in my sister-in-law's house in Angeles City (she's currently in Australia, so we have a good place to stay). It was quite a journey over the past months, but a synopsis on the salient points: 1. The shut down of issuing visas in the US was a problem for a while - and stopped my effort to submit my 13A application. When the last travel reg change required a visa
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  28. The problem would be that even if someone was able to get in, there is no guarantee that exactly the same set of circumstances would have the same result at a different time and in a different airport. So much here is down to local and even individual interpretation.
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  29. Good luck...if you come up with some proven info on how spouses are accompanying Philippine citizens, be it balikbayan, some kind of visa, or smuggling in on a fishing boat , I'd love to hear it. We're sitting tight for the immediate future hoping the travel restrictions die down. I'm still hoping to do a "where to live" visit to Subic before end of year. Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines is offering employees a buy out, which might mean (if she accepts it) my wife might be retired six months sooner than we had planned. As of today, it's a 2 week quarantine if you do get through immigration. If
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  30. I listened to this song so many times in my youth. I was just watching a long video on You Tube about the Covid Virus, and these lyrics popped into my head. I will share that later. Lyrics down below. Almost 50 years old and seems to apply today. We'll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgement of all wrong They decide and the shotgun sings the song I'll tip my hat to the new constitution Take a bow for the new revolution Smile and grin at the change
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  31. Mine will call any phone, including international.
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