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  1. I wonder when they go home if the dogs are locked in a small cage for the rest of the day.
  2. Its all about proving you will not be a burden on the country meaning can support yourself. If you have a pension it will be fine or as you say regular income. Brett just arrived here so should be able to answer you better. I will ask him.
  3. Nothing to do with the embassy. The SRRV is run by the PRA so the embassy will not know what your talking about . Did you read the SRRV website? https://pra.gov.ph/srrv/
  4. Try telling that to thousands of idiots on the BI Facebook page. So many idiots in this world that I give up. Oh thats the foreigners and then you have the #loveisnottourisam wankers and then the blind. So much shit everyday. From now on I will remind foreigners that complain every day on FB that we are taking good care of their women while they can not enter the country.
  5. I think in time we will find out it was China and a joint venture with North Korea testing some nuclear bomb.
  6. Parts of Australia had tsunami warning but I think dismissed now.
  7. Breaking News MANILA- Aussie detained at immigration office at Ninoy Aquino International Airport pending arrest. As this is breaking news details are sketchy but it is reported that the Aussie arrived without a wedding band. The suspects wife had filed charges and now the Aussie can be deported for being an undesirable husband. More to come. Read More: https://sunoverthemoonpress.com Arrest of an Aussie
  8. Actually you can. The SRRV marketeer is paid by the SRRV people so its not advertising the way I see it as the person you mention is not posting. There are a couple other recommendations posted here somewhere over the years Secondly new members can not use the PM system to stop those joining and blasting off spam to members. List of marketers to contact. Most of these are through businesses but individual's can also sign up to be marketeers. https://pra.gov.ph/marketers-agents/
  9. Some people still use this method but illegal Also there are fishing bans for 3 months every year in some areas so check first.
  10. Not here over the road at Ayala. Sign says from memory, must be on a leash.
  11. Back then lots of people would come from all over for restaurants or to just hang out in the park and perhaps more so pretend to bringing the dogs for exercise so they can show off. I dont know how they got here but I did see a helicopter landing once. I still see a few in the mall, beats me why they allow dogs in the mall but have not seen many walking dogs for awhile.
  12. Good to see everything going to plan. Most likely in the back of your mind you knew this wont be easy but this time "one day" you will be here thinking about what crap you had to go through. When you are finally on the way and the captain comes over the PA and says, Brace, Brace, Brace, it's not an issue with the plane, just another change that he has to announce.
  13. That's good as the unvaccinated without their own transport would be stuck at the airport now no public transport for unvaccinated. Now there placing mystery passengers to catch the unvaccinated. Im for vaccination but they certainly make it hard for poor people who can only really on a jeepney or whatever. Going to far now.
  14. I dont think its about being lazy. Yes a lot are sick including teachers. Many staffing problems in lots of areas now and another reason why airlines are cancelling flights. No staff.
  15. PH to remain closed to foreign tourists under new arrival, quarantine protocols Despite allowing certain international travelers to enter amid the rising number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, the Philippines will remain closed to foreign tourists, the government’s pandemic task force decided. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles made the announcement as the government came up with new country risk qualifications for the period of January 16 to 31, 2022. In his press briefing on Friday, January 14, Nograles said that Filipinos from red list territories will now be allowed to enter the Philippines since the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was already in the country and in consideration of Filipinos who want to return home. Fully vaccinated international travelers from green list countries and territories are also allowed to enter the country but this policy does not include foreign tourists. In addition, starting February 16, foreign nationals will be required to present proof of full vaccination before being allowed to enter the country. The following, however, are exempted from this requirement: Children below 18 years old People who are medically unable to receive the vaccine, as certified by a competent public health authority in their country of origin Foreign diplomats and their qualified dependents or 9(e) visa holders Red list protocols Fully vaccinated Filipinos coming from red list countries are required to produce a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours before their travel. They must also undergo facility-based quarantine and have another RT-PCR test on the seventh day. Once a negative result is obtained, they may be released from the facility but will be required to complete the 14-day quarantine in their homes. Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or those whose vaccination status cannot be verified must comply with the test-before-travel requirement and undergo facility-based quarantine upon their arrival to the country with another RT-PCR test taken on the seventh day. Regardless of the result of the latest RT-PCR test, these travelers will only be discharged after completing the 10-day facility-based quarantine. They shall observe home quarantine until the 14th day. The following are under the country’s red list from January 16 to 31, 2022: Antigua and Barbuda Aruba Canada Curacao French Guiana Iceland Malta Mayotte Mozambique Puerto Rico Saudi Arabia Somalia Spain US Virgin Islands Green list protocols Meanwhile, fully vaccinated travelers from green list countries, both Filipinos and foreign, will be allowed entry to the Philippines following the presentation of a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to their flight to the country. The said travelers will no longer be required to undergo facility-based quarantine but they will have to self-monitor for symptoms for seven days. Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or those whose vaccination status cannot be verified must also comply with the test-before-travel requirement and undergo facility-based quarantine upon their arrival to the country with another RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day. Aside from this, the said travelers will have to self-monitor for symptoms for the remainder of the 14-day quarantine. There are 32 countries and territories under the Philippines’ green list from January 16 until the end of the month. Yellow list protocols Fully vaccinated travelers from yellow list territories must present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. They are required to undergo facility-based quarantine for seven days upon their arrival to the country with an RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day. They may be released from quarantine if the test will come out negative. Unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or those whose vaccination status cannot be verified must also comply with the test-before-travel requirement and undergo a complete 14-day facility-based quarantine upon their arrival to the country with an RT-PCR test taken on the seventh day. https://mb.com.ph/2022/01/14/ph-to-remain-closed-to-foreign-tourists-under-new-arrival-quarantine-protocols/
  16. How long do you think it will take to be approved? ........................................... A local manufacturer said it could produce huge volumes of a pill used to treat mild and moderate cases of COVID-19 infections, promising to do it as early as within a week of getting the necessary approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Top officials of Lloyd Laboratories Inc. told reporters last Thursday that it can make around a million capsules of molnupiravir per batch, using technology that came from a pharmaceutical company in India, with each batch taking a few days to finish. Once manufactured, the capsules—which, according to the officials, will be priced 30 percent to 50 percent cheaper than competition—will be made available to hospitals and institutions, who would prioritize the supply for COVID-19 patients with comorbidities. The manufacturing capacity is already in place. All that’s left is to get the FDA’s approval for an emergency use authorization, or an EUA, which is issued for unregistered drugs and vaccines in a public health emergency. Company officials say the application process, which began sometime in October last year, is ongoing. Done in a week “It depends on the Philippines FDA. For example, if Philippines FDA gives the clearance by tomorrow, barely within five to seven days we can make the product available to the market,” said Dr. Chandra Shekhara Reddy Nagareddy, company vice president. This developed as the public continues to struggle with the pandemic, with the coronavirus evolving into other variants, while the government’s response measures, like contact tracing and testing, keep falling behind even after two years. Lloyd Laboratories acquired a direct technology transfer for the production of molnupiravir from Optimus Pharma, a pharmaceutical company based in India. The company has actually already been supplying one local hospital with molnupiravir through a compassionate special permit, or CSP. The Board of Investments (BOI), which had recently approved Lloyd’s application for tax breaks, said that the company would be supplying Recuenco General Hospital in Metro Manila until November this year. The BOI said the approved project, located in Bulacan province, costs close to P24 million. Christopher Bamba, company director for business development, said the hospital had so far only gotten around 600 out of the 10,000 capsules allotted for them under the CSP. He said it started supplying the hospital last week, noting that the orders are expected to increase over time. “If you have the EUA, then we will be able to distribute it to hospitals and even institutions without them applying for anything,” Bamba said during the interview, adding that the company “will be able to serve all hospitals who will require it.” When asked if the company had an estimate on the demand for the product, Bamba said the figure was still based on a rough computation. “Based on the active cases in the Philippines as of two days ago, 3.6 million capsules are required to treat at least 20 percent of the active COVID-19 cases,” he replied, noting that they can meet the demand. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1540314/local-drugmaker-ready-to-make-covid-treatment-pill
  17. There has been a shortage of basically any medicine everywhere for over 2 weeks. They put restrictions on amounts allowed to be bought and from what I gather from the news is the typhoon had a great deal to do with a shortage or so they blamed. Last week we went to 4 pharmacys and no stock of things like bioflu or for anything for allergies. We did manage to find some Advil. Most pharmacys in Cebu had nothing to sell. Not sure if its the same today.
  18. Best to tell her flight is cancelled to save your life. Might be true yet as I read they are cancelling more flights as under staffed but I sure hope you get back as then at least l wont be the only one that gets beat up by a Filipina.
  19. The BI say for annual report an appointment is needed. For other services and only if fully vaccinated an appointment is not needed. But no matter what every office will do what they decide. Online services, https://e-services.immigration.gov.ph/
  20. IATF to discuss if travel ban still ‘practical’ amid Omicron variant threat Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 13) — The Inter-Agency Task Force will discuss if the government will still implement a travel ban noting that the Omicron variant has already spread in many countries, said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on Thursday. “This will be the subject of our IATF discussion this afternoon. Precisely because based on the recent rounds of our genomic sequencing, we already see more and more of Omicron cases. And also, there are more than 150 countries now, I believe, that have been affected by the Omicron variant,” Duque told CNN Philippines’ The Source. “So we will see if it is still practical to implement our travel ban. As a matter of policy this will have to be resolved by the IATF en banc.” The Department of Health earlier said that the Omicron variant has replaced Delta as the dominant coronavirus variant in the latest genome sequencing. There are currently 43 Omicron cases detected in the country. World Health Organization country representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe said on Wednesday that it is difficult to conclusively determine if Omicron is already the dominant variant since the country is sequencing too few samples. But it is expected to displace Delta as the predominant variant as it has done in several other countries, he added. The national government has placed Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Spain on the red list from Jan 1 to 15. Travelers from these countries are barred from entering the Philippines. Meanwhile, Hong Kong has banned flights from the Philippines, Australia, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, and the United States, from Jan. 8 to 21. The WHO earlier said that stricter travel measures will only help nations “buy time” to prepare for new surges amid the threat of Omicron variant. The Philippines on Wednesday broke another COVID-19 record with 208,164 active cases. The country’s daily cases hit all-time on Monday with 33,169 new infections. https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2022/1/13/IATF-discuss-practical-Omicron-variant-threat-.html
  21. From what I read in Google seems to be if you have a Filipino driving licence it depends on your restriction codes on the back of your licence. This is what it says about a non pro licence. Limitations Drivers with a non-professional license are entitled to operate the following: Motorcycles/motorized tricycles (Restriction code 1) Vehicles that weigh up to 4500kgs (Restriction code 2) Vehicles equipped with an automatic clutch and weigh up to 4500kgs (Restriction code 4) ............ So do you have to apply for each code or is a non professional licence given with code 1 and 2? Anyone have a Philippines licence?
  22. Quarantine changes https://www.philippines-expats.com/topic/33265-new-quarantine-guidelines-doh/
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