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  1. In that case, it could be a positive thing
    7 points
  2. Thank you for your comments. I really appreciate being told that a good relationship and trying to achieve happiness is the path to having a successful life rather than possessing material goods. There have been ups and downs, but overall life has been good. I will be withdrawing from the forum for a few months. My first language is Spanish growing up in Madrid as a small child. The second is Tagalog after our family's return to Manila when my grandfather passed away. English is third upon entering first grade. The situation today is primarily English, passable Tagalog and very li
    5 points
  3. JJ, Most every post you share with us is well worth our reading, and is full of interesting, well versed comments, questions, and information. I'm happy that it works for you, and anytime I come across a couple with a life long relationship like yours, you have my deepest respect and admiration. I don't think I could bring myself to follow your approach, but then again, it could be why I haven't had a relationship like yours too...............yet? Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it was definitely "thought-provoking" for me.
    5 points
  4. My wife told me the other day about a terrible incident in our local Robinson - a security guard shot dead a Food Panda delivery guy who had had the audacity to put down his food on the guard's table. He then ran off. It never happened. We live in a country where such tales abound and I take everything I hear/read with a pinch of salt.
    5 points
  5. If it isn't Covid causing the increase in monthly deaths over and above the averages for the same periods over the last few years then what I ask you actually is causing it? Occams razor says (paraphrasing) that the simplest answer is most likely the correct one and in this case the simplest answer is "Covid is causing large numbers of premature deaths". As for hospitals and some doctors padding thier pockets I'm sure that happens and I'm equally sure that Covid is giving them the chance to do so but that doesn't mean that people aren't dying of Covid, it just means that some peop
    4 points
  6. Pretty much as Brett says. The friends of mine that have attacked the tampo full on assure me they don't suffer it anywhere near the amount they used to. By attacking I mean they've told their partners they had better tell them what the problem is or they will go down town to find another woman with a sympathetic ear who will help them to understand the tampo better. Or the threat of going away for a few days with the lads tends to get them talking. The ones that put up with it seam to get it more often as I hear them talking about it, and as most know the tampo could be over the sligh
    3 points
  7. Just by observation, any female can go "full tampo" on any male at any time regardless of the relationship.
    3 points
  8. Same here Graham. Not my place to comment about the Philippines policies. I'm just a guest here.
    3 points
  9. Sorry. I meant "Total Language Immersion."
    2 points
  10. I'm sure there coming, a youtube video from Thailand probably 2 weeks ago showed that person receive his second so just takes time.
    2 points
  11. Yes definitely between sisters as it seems no one is speaking to Emma since early January because I refused to lend/ borrow/give or gift them the money they was asking for .
    2 points
  12. I am just curious, is this tampo thing usually happen between husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend or also within the family - brothers/sisters, parents/daughter?
    2 points
  13. This happened here in Negros, a remote area.
    2 points
  14. Strange have I heard similar about 100 plus times......
    2 points
  15. Exactly, lockdowns have done more damage than this 'pandemic' ever could.
    2 points
  16. So if your had the first shot you still have no protection until the second, is that correct? The article does not say what type of test and I don't see where the author got that data. If they had the vaccine then they would test positive for antibodies but that does not mean they have covid or had previously contracted covid. It just does not make sense that 110 out of 180 doctors who are working actually have covid. Positive for antibodies does make sense. But then I am not being paid to write an opinion piece for a newspaper. The frustrating thing about the pandemic "
    2 points
  17. The Philippine policy is difficult to understand. The nursing schools currently graduate about 90,000 a year. The nursing board makes the national examination so difficult that only one third receive their registered nurse credentials after the first attempt. An additional requirement, knowns as "practicum" is working for a clinic or hospital for one year without pay. The prestige, private hospitals at one time charged new nurses a fee to work for them for free! This practice has been stopped. The only way to recover the cost of education, the training expense by providing free lab
    2 points
  18. But they were certainly clear about needing to raise $15,000.
    1 point
  19. Looks like Astrazenica may be making more news tomorrow. Hot off the press: One of the European drug regulator's senior officials today claimed there is now a 'clear' link between AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine and potentially deadly blood clots. Marco Cavaleri, head of vaccines at the European Medicines Agency (EMA), said that CVST — a brain blockage that can lead to a stroke — was occurring more often than expected in younger people. But he admitted that the body was still baffled about how the jab may trigger the rare complication. EMA officials are already probing the lin
    1 point
  20. Not taxable. Just think of it as an extra refund.
    1 point
  21. I got my first bill, and as expected, it is not what I expected. The guy kept telling my 2099 for 100 mbps, and I triple checked with him. Maybe he is dyslexic. My plan is the 2999 100 mbps plan. However, and I didn't realize this before, we don't get charged VAT in the freeport, so my actual monthly charge is 2677.68 + 230 for the Cignal box rental = 2907.68. My bill was lowered by about 800. They did charge me the onetime 500 "downgrade" fee but without VAT it is only 446. I'm getting 150+ mbps, so I will just go with this. The plan 2999 does include 2 mesh routers, but
    1 point
  22. Numbers are certainly being hidden. I just read a personal post from Dr Mueller (German citizen) who is one of the main doctors in Puerto Galera hospital and his wife is a recovery room nurse. The town is down playing the figures saying there are only 6 cases. Sadly both him and his wife have contracted covid and in his words he isn't sure if his wife will survive. He basically says the figures are lies as he had been treating more patients that weren't included in the figures. Both him and his wife deal with hundreds of people daily, both in the hospital and also at Kalyani yoga which his
    1 point
  23. Did this take place outside Philippines? In the US hospitals get around $8,000 for every covid admission and around $30,000 for every covid death. We know of three people personally who for a fact died from non covid related but the death certificate stated covid. I can't find the statistic but US heart attack deaths have decreased by a significant amount last year. Why?
    1 point
  24. Whilst I am not from the US, I Tend to think that like many forms and such sent out it matters not the date on it. Thing is not the date raised it is all about the date sent, recently i was informed by the UK pension department that many letters are printed for dispersal then block Held until they have enough to comply with Postal Contracts, this has a big bearing on dates printed and dates sent. JMHO
    1 point
  25. Has anyone else noticed that after the latest Hubbub about Chinese ships in the WPS the number of donated Sinovac donations from china has stopped? Or do I have my tinfoil hat on again
    1 point
  26. i am not sure that doubling salary, increasing benefits working conditions, etc. is a solution when the primary problem seems to be a "supply and demand" imbalance. Too many people want to be nurses and not enough positions for the new graduates to receive on the job training. Further complicated because the new graduates cannot get work overseas without experience so the nursing glut stays here in the Philippines. The result is an oversupply of graduates who struggle to find employment as nurses. Doubling the salary might actually make the problem worse as you would make nursing school ev
    1 point
  27. No, as long as they haven't shifted the goal posts, After getting the first shot it's about two weeks before you get some immunity, the second shot gives you full immunity AS FAR AS THEY KNOW, there is still a lot about this disease and vaccines they don't know, their still winging it, time will tell , but I'm going with the mob and getting my jab.
    1 point
  28. No, one inoculation provides significant protection. But it takes both to reach maximum level.
    1 point
  29. Maybe you do but they are needed here too. If other countries take them all who will help us living here in the Philippines?
    1 point
  30. https://www.philstar.com/business/2021/04/05/2088867/economic-outlook-turns-bad-worse?fbclid=IwAR0vtv7GrmQQgQoFULuiOf6Ca6uqw8QeAGzEm1MgImpvhIK9uWLtuMFxS6Y
    1 point
  31. At this point, I think the hidden cases far outweigh the the "covid due to incentives", and "covid due to incentives" is one of the big reasons why. Nobody wants to get dragged into the nightmare of Philippines Covid response that includes all the things talked about here. Only really sick people seek out help. I was just browsing the Worldmeter stats. In no particular order of importance, using stats from 2 days ago .... -- China has almost 1.5 billion people and only 90,000 cases. Sorry, can't believe anything China says. -- India seems to have the worst current breakout a
    1 point
  32. I am in no way justifying the practice, but the treatment of nurses in the Philippines is similar to going through a US Marine Corp boot camp. The goal of every nursing student and the families that support them is overseas deployment to the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, etc. They can earn salaries to support families at home until, hopefully in the West, they can petition to get family members to join them. Long hours typically means 12 hour shifts and during this pandemic, seven days a week in the Philippines. Low salaries means not paying them wha
    1 point
  33. Yes, too many zeros. They borrowed 10 BILLION dollars last year once the virus arrived. That is 485,535,000,000.00 pesos. My family never did get our bag of rice and can of sardines. Na Saan ang pera?
    1 point
  34. Come on guys, don't let the facts get in the way of a good story!
    1 point
  35. Great point Jack but it's not unexpected. Bullies will strike out or blame others if things don't go their way. The real question, is the Government actually attempting to buy vaccine? And importantly why haven't they spoken of how they would distribute it to Filipinos? I suspect they will wait until some intentional charity will provide vaccine and pay for the distribution. That way when there are delays or disruptions it's someone else's fault and more importantly a lucrative revenue stream to tap. I know here I go again but this whole thing is so frustrating and sad. Filipi
    1 point
  36. Nurses are overworked and underpaid in the Philippines. Reason why the nursing colleges are graduating students at the rate of nearly 100,000 a year is because there is the opportunity to work overseas for better pay and better working conditions. Every major hospital in the United States has at least one Pilipino nurse on staff. Probably it is the same in the United Kingdom. When the Covid-19 pandemic started, the Philippine government stopped the overseas deployment of nurses based on the theory they are needed at home. Still overworked and underpaid in the Philippines with a greater ri
    1 point
  37. I am being cautious about what I write on the forums, as I am resident in the Phils...and there are laws about (especially foreigners) being critical of local politicians.
    1 point
  38. FDR eliminated the gold standard in the USA in 1933, Nixon eliminated converting dollars to gold at $35/oz., which by 1973 was crazy anyways.
    1 point
  39. You lucky bastards. All Uncle Sam sends me are tax bills, not stimulus checks.
    1 point
  40. Makes me glad I’m still single! If a girl I’m with pulls the Tampo thing I merely show her to the door and say adios! 🤣🤣🤣
    1 point
  41. Tampo time is the time I actually assert my reason for being here, for PEACE not silliness. On these occasions I do have the LAST word and they know when I am annoyed.
    1 point
  42. That sounds like a recipe for disaster for me. Act like a spoiled child and get rewarded for it? Not bloody likely!
    1 point
  43. My partner does it and despite many conversations/warnings etc regarding my total contempt of such a childish action she still continues to do it. A year or two back a good friend here just advised me to give her an hour or two and if she is still acting like a spoiled brat then just go out and leave her to it. That is generally what I do now, I leave her to sulk on her own until the cows come home. Me? I go off to town, have a coffee, meet friends, maybe go for a dinner and then have a few beers and watch some live music. Maybe go into 'Why Not' which is a late night bar/nightclub and j
    1 point
  44. Behavior that is rewarded with gifts or money will be repeated in the future. Just my opinion of course.
    1 point
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