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  1. 40+ years in Naval aviation... one thing held true through dozens of accidents... First reports are always wrong.
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  2. I guess I'm now officially living in the Philippines...got my ACR card today. For those who like to keep score on such things, here's the time line: Dec 15 - submitted combined application for 13A and ACR card Jan 28 - on the approved Agenda posting for that date May 5 - got my Provisional (one year) 13A stamped into my passport July 6 - got my ACR card. In case you're wondering, none of this relates to impacts from submitting at a regional BI office (in Angeles City) vs. submitting at BI "central" in Intramuros. From simple personal reading, it seems like the regional offices are a LOT less crowded and easier to work with. But ultimately, every thing that everyone does ends up going to the central BI world for approval and processing. If you ever look at one of the approved agenda spreadsheets (available on the BI website), you see every two weeks there are hundreds of pages of applicants for every agenda, country-wide. That's a monstrous backlog going through one constrained bottle neck. So...gotta have faith. As noted in some other posts, it is almost impossible to track a specific request (i.e., yours) from submission to completion. If you haven't been rejected, then you are probably still in process...somewhere...hang in there.
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  3. For those of you who don't know who Scotty Kilmer is he was a small time TV car "guy" on east coast television who went on to become a big deal on YouTube. He's a hoot and mostly spot on with his auto advise.
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  4. https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/singapore-not-counting-sinovac-shots-covid-19-vaccination-tally-2021-07-07/ SINGAPORE, July 7 (Reuters) - People who received Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) shots are excluded from Singapore's count of total vaccinations against COVID-19, officials in the city state said, citing inadequate efficacy data for the Chinese-made vaccine, especially against the contagious Delta variant. "We don't really have a medical or scientific basis or have the data now to establish how effective Sinovac is in terms of infection and severe illnesses on Delta," health minister Ong Ye Kung said during a media briefing on Wednesday. The Delta variant has become the most prevalent strain of COVID-19 in Singapore since a cluster of infections was identified at the airport in May. The government subsequently moved back to stricter curbs on social gatherings and public activities, though it has begun relaxing some of those restrictions. Only people who participated in the national immunisation programme, which currently uses the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech/Cominarty (PFE.N), shots, are counted in the tally for vaccinations. Report ad More than 3.7 million people have received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, covering about 65% of the population, and nearly 2.2 million have completed the two-dose regimen. Singapore has set a target for two-thirds of its people to be fully vaccinated by around Aug. 9. Following an emergency use approval by the World Health Organization (WHO), Singapore began allowing designated private clinics to offer the Sinovac shot, CoronaVac, from mid-June. Singapore had a stock of 200,000 CoronaVac doses which the clinics could draw on. read more As of July 3, just over 17,000 people had received one dose of CoronaVac, and authorities say that demand for the vaccine appeared to taper off after an initial rush. read more Last month, Kenneth Mak, Singapore's director of medical services, said evidence from other countries showed people who had taken CoronaVac were still getting infected, posing a significant risk. And Singapore has said that people vaccinated with CoronaVac would still need to be tested for COVID-19 before attending certain events or entering some venues, unlike people vaccinated under the national programme. Singapore has reported 62,652 infections since the pandemic first erupted last year, with most found in foreign worker domitories. But there were only five new locally-acquired cases reported on Wednesday. COVID-19 related deaths stood at 36, one of the lowest rates in the world.
    1 point
  5. The Peso certainly isn't looking good. Between Covid and a major election coming up and maybe some nation that lent a lot of money wanting payback I can only see it losing more value.
    1 point
  6. Oh crap! I just bought a house up there!
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  7. Coffins ? Surely one of the safest aircraft on the planet _ Perhaps maintain them properly, and train people properly to fly them ?
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  8. My friend, who lives close to it, says it is only small puffs of smoke, compared with the last activity.
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  9. (Almost) nobody wants to step outside of the 'system' here though, do they, lest they make themselves unemployable or unacceptable. Crab mentality. Seems to apply to most things in life here.
    1 point
  10. I wonder where that so called money goes once it hits the PH? Who's pockets are being filled up, lol.
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