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  1. Unvaccinated individuals will be prohibited from entering all indoor and outdoor establishments in Cebu City beginning next year. Mayor Michael Rama said Friday the new directive, which takes effect Jan. 1, aims to fast-track the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in the city. It covers both public and private establishments. https://cnnphilippines.com/regional/2021/12/3/Cebu-City-no-vaccine-no-entry-2022-COVID-19.html?fb&fbclid=IwAR2YTcR-zoxzG--FL0ohZP3OA85tk5JdVmQmfoHyCtBb_V7thB-bTxl0zOE
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  2. I mentioned this very point a few weeks ago on this forum - Iloilo claimed a 92% vaccination rate of the target group but were silent on what the target group meant. The term target "group" would suggest people eligible for vaccination but clearly it's not.
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  3. I don't think the numbers of vaccine hold outs is as even as that... some countries it's higher and other countries it's lower than that. Some western European countries are over 80% of the total population fully vaccinated, Spain and Portugal for example but many eastern European countries have under 50% vaccinated. A similar situation exists across Asia, where Japan and Singapore have very high rates but other Asian countries have low rates.
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  4. Some sure,,,but it sure seems that all over the world there is about 30% of the population that just dont want to get jabbed. At first I thought it was just the States, but it appears to be most places. The big difference here, will be the prevalence of fake docs and lazy enforcement...
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  5. One would hope this would get some off their butts and get vaccinated. Recently in our State one must be vaccinated to enter some establishments.
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  6. Disgraceful. Did you have to go and have a sit down to recover your composure ? .
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  7. Both passports are still valid and he is a dual citizen. If leaving or entering the Philippines he can use his Filipino passport and his US when entering the US. Always carry both just in case .
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  8. Not surprising that many politicians started out as lawyers.
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  10. Playing with the vaccination numbers??
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  11. Wouldn’t bother me either as you can always put on headphones and tune it out. My line in the sand would be if they installed those giant 6 foot tall speakers and started letting ppl sing karaoke at a volume that would wake the dead.
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  12. Yes Graham, this to prove that you have been a good boy during your Probationary Year
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  13. Shortly after our son was born 2 years ago, we got him his Philippines Passport, and two years later, his CRBA and US Passport are on its way. My question is, did he just lose his Philippines Citizenship, and his Philippines passport is no longer valid? If so, I'm guessing he would need to go through the same process as adults to regain his Philippines citizenship?
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  14. This will cause a lot of issues for those who visit Cebu city and may have never heard of this new rule. Problem is also nothing is the same from one city or place to the next. If Mandaue, Lupu Lupu and Talisay dont do the same then perhaps they will do better with tourist or those here on business that are not vaccinated. The new rule stops 12 to 17 year olds from entering a place even with parents. Haven't the kids suffered enough from lock downs for nearly 2 years. They used to say kids were not at high risk and only recently started giving vaccinations and now trying to force everyone within less than a month. Then its up to someone else to enforce this such as restaurants staff and if they do could possibly be like what's happening in Australia and other places where staff are being abused and assaulted. The places I have been lately such as bars, restaurant's have never asked for proof before entering so good luck with enforcing this. A few times I have been into a Filipino resto type bar lately since my favorite watering hole closed down ignore curfew and anyone can stay and drink all night as they never close and keep serving. This would be a good time to set up a barcode system or swipe a card at entry points where one who is vaccinated could just do a scan and walk in after a green light or beep or something to show they are allowed in.
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  15. Your right,,I should have left out the numbers, and just made the comment about the public demonstrations that are sprouting up all over
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  16. Speaking of ideas that are odd (being polite). There is a rule that vehicles with four or more tire going to Boracay must be white in color. https://www.autoindustriya.com/auto-industry-news/here-is-the-white-cars-only-rule-of-boracay-island.html A few weeks ago, we embarked on an 18-hour drive and sea journey to Boracay Island from Metro Manila. For our car (a gray 2022 Nissan Terra) the drive began from Quezon City to Batangas Port, then a roll-on/roll-off ferry to Calapan, Mindoro, then a drive to Bulalacao Port on the southern tip of the island, and another ferry to Caticlan. During the video, we released the video of the drive (it's part of the Nissan Safe Trips Campaign) and we mentioned that our vehicle cannot actually go to Boracay Island and that we'd have to leave it in Caticlan. The reason was clear: the color. We were informed that Boracay has a rule in place that only allows white vehicles on the island. At the time, we didn't know about the actual rule or ordinance, but we were informed that of all the vehicles in our convoy, only the white Nissan Leaf units will be allowed on the island. Many viewers were surprised at such a rule, and to be honest so were we. So we did some checking and found the actual ordinance that the drive organizers were referring to. It is Municipal Ordinance Number 142-2001 by the Sangguniang Bayan (municipal council) of Malay, Aklan as Boracay is under the jurisdiction of Malay. Ordinance 142-2001 is the local law of Malay that regulates vehicles and vehicular travel/operation on Boracay and states that every vehicle owner has to secure a Special Permit to bring a vehicle to the island. Under Section 2(a), the ordinance states that “All four or more wheeled vehicles shall be painted with white color”. As to why white, we can only make the guess that they wanted the road to look clean and uniform, and given that vans used by the resorts on the island are white, that's not really a problem. Mind you, the restriction is only for four-wheeled vehicles, which is why the electric tricycles that now ply along the new and wider main road are in different colors (mostly blue). Some would think that the rule is a new one that was put in place after Boracay's reopening, but that's not true. It is in fact a 20-year old ordinance, having come into effect in October 2001. But given that few actually bring their cars to Boracay from Manila or other nearby locales, many of us just didn't know about it. So, if you have a white car, would you look at the possibility of bringing it to Boracay? Below is the Municipal Ordinance 142-2001 of Malay, Aklan.
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  17. Tru. I just wanted to add a bit:
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  18. I don't know if this post was directed to me or not. We took documents Hong Kong government required so that they could issue us a certificate so that we can get married there. There was NO requirement to provide any document apostilled from the Philippines government. If you already have documents Thailand requires to get married, you should be all set. You may also want to check with Philippines Embassy in Bangkok to see what documents you'll need to provide them so that they can process your marriage and forward info to Philippines Statistics Authority. My understanding at the time was, it was a whole lot easier to just record your marriage at the Philippine Embassy than doing it yourselves after your return back to the Philippines. I'm guessing you will need to have translation service done on some of your documents before and after the marriage, Thai to English and English to Thai.
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  19. Yes. I remember last year they stopped an island doctor who was doing his round of patients and dropping medicine off. They threatened to impound his car as it was silver.
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  20. I decided to read this article after reading the headline. In looking at the chart I see NCR vaccination at 97+ percent. WTH??? Turns out those percentage numbers are the percent of the "70% target". We live in the Central Visayas region where the "Coverage of fully vaccinated" is listed at 37.66 percent. The "real" number is 37.66 percent of the 70% target. So the real percentage of fully vaccinated would be 26.36 percent. And that assumes the data columns "population" and "number vaccinated" are in fact correct. People deserve to see real numbers that tell the real story. Are we going to see the target lowered to 60%, 50%, etc. so someone can claim victory as the election gets closer? https://ph.news.yahoo.com/central-visayas-4th-number-unvaxxed-162000472.html CENTRAL Visayas ranked fourth among the 17 regions in the Philippines with the highest number of unvaccinated individuals eligible for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination as of Dec. 1, 2021. Data from the national Vaccines Operations Reporting System (VORS) relayed by the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) on Thursday, Dec. 2, showed that Region 7 has 2,180,383 unvaccinated individuals out of its population of 5,638,340 eligible for vaccination. The same report showed Central Visayas also rating poorly in number of fully vaccinated persons against the eligible population for vaccination, placing 10th among the 17 regions in this measure. Central Visayas has a population of 8,054,772. Seventy percent of this, or 5,638,340, is the population eligible for and targeted for vaccination to achieve herd immunity. “Hopefully, with the ongoing drive that we have, we will be able to address this problem,” VVOC spokesperson Dr. Mary Jean Loreche said Thursday. Topping the list of regions with the highest number of unvaccinated persons was Calabarzon with 3,228,620 unvaccinated persons. The best performer was the National Capital Region with no unvaccinated eligible individuals as it had given more than 10.96 million people at least a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine even if its eligible population was just over 9.7 million. Loreche pointed to vaccine hesitancy as the top reason why more than two million people in Central Visayas remain unvaccinated. Only 37.66 percent or 2,123,452 of the eligible population in Central Visayas is fully vaccinated. In the case of Metro Cebu, however, Loreche said 73.95 percent or 1.615 million of its eligible population of 2.184 million has already been vaccinated with the first dose, while 51.90 percent or 1.333 million are fully vaccinated. “With the current performance, we might have 80 percent for the single dose and 55 to 60 percent for the fully vaccinated (by yearend),” she said. The VVOC also reported that the vaccination turnout for seven local government units (LGU) in Metro Cebu on Wednesday, the last day of the three-day National Covid-19 Vaccination Days, reached 93,748 individuals, the highest number for the three days despite the fact that the figures for Cordova and Liloan were not yet in. Metro Cebu’s nine LGUs are Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, Talisay and Naga Cities; and Minglanilla, Consolacion, Cordova and Liloan. For the nine LGUs, the turnout was 83,460 persons on the first day and 79,475 on the second day. The target was 87,819 persons per day. Cumulative data as of Dec. 1 showed that the region administered 631,450 doses for the three-day vaccination drive from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 out of its 715,473 target. A total of 551,050 was administered for the first dose, 72,028 for the second dose and 8,372 for the booster doses. Cebu topped all provinces with 252,087 total doses, followed by Bohol with 129,321, Negros Oriental with 78,233 and Siquijor with 6,962. Cebu City administered 95,723 doses; Lapu-Lapu City, 43,097; and Mandaue City, 26,027. In Mandaue City, vaccination czar and Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad told SunStar Cebu Thursday that there is still an adequate supply of Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines for use until Dec. 3 to enable the city to reach its 7,504 jabs daily quota set by the National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC). On Wednesday, National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 Advisory 112 had extended the national vaccination days until Dec. 3. Manatad said Mandaue recorded 25,640 jabs from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, which is 13.89 percent higher than the quota set by the NVOC. Manatad said they encountered manpower problems. “Of the original 27 vaccination teams, we were left with only 15 teams,” said Manatad, who is now seeking volunteers to be deployed in different vaccination sites. Meanwhile, Lapu-Lapu City recorded a 168 percent vaccination turnout on Wednesday, Dec. 1, the last day of the three-day drive. The NVOC had assigned Lapu-Lapu 9,746 doses to be administered, but it reached 16,341 doses that day, of which 11,441 were given as first dose, 4,748 as second dose, and 152 as booster shots. (JOB, CTL, IRT)
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