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  1. interesting article on the BB box...JUST A PARTIAL post of the article http://www.manilatimes.net/balikbayan-boxes-used-in-smuggling/210476/ The balikbayan-box concept was approved by then-President Ferdinand Marcos, who had noted a surge in the number of Filipinos working overseas. The privilege though carried restrictions. “The contents of a balikbayan box must not exceed $500 in value. Canned goods, grocery items and other household effects must not exceed a dozen a kind, while apparels whether used or new must not exceed 3 yards per cut. Only one [1] consignment per sender during a one-month period is allowed,” Lina explained. Banned and/or regulated are firearms and ammunition, prohibited drugs, pornographic materials and gambling materials/ apparatus. “Home appliances are not allowed unless these are consigned to returning Filipino residents and overseas contract workers. Don’t let any forwarder tell you otherwise. We will seize these prohibited shipments and revoke registrations of forwarders or consolidators if we find any violations,” Lina said.
  2. No i didnt have plans, could you tell us more of what this FEAST is about?
  3. #1 if you was blacklisted you should have been given NOTICE # 2 you dont need a 100k peso lawyer, look at this site read and review, its a lot less than 100k, but the advice is NOT FREE http://www.philippines-expats.com/forum/137-emergency-expat-assistance/ or #3. change your name.... as XYZ will be on the blacklist not ABC.. i post that as on a recent RYAN AIR FLIGHT a man was to be charged a FEE instead he cnahged his name a lot less than the FEE that RYAN AIR wanted to change
  4. may I add that some of the American NGO here in the philippines has a US TAX EXEMPT STATUS, meaning that if you donate that you may be able to claim the "donation" on your US Tax . also the goods that you donate would help others/ both Philippines child/families and expats that may have had a unexpected emergency, why do I bring this up or promote this?? i will soon be departing the PI and the household goods that I have,,Will be donated to them, with the proceeds being help to help my children until I can set up a reliable means to send back support to them that will be USED ONLY for them and NOT the parasitic family members, as this is why I donating , to eliminate any hassles of my items being sold or given away at less than a fair price, as every peso of-the goods will be deposited into a trust account to support my children
  5. is the value of the items you want to send back worth the cost of shipping? have you considered donating these items to an American back ngo to help others as they would have a auction to sell these items to fund their support activities
  6. here is the latest. https://sg.news.yahoo.com/fingerprints-found-condom-wrapper-not-000000396.html OLONGAPO CITY – The visible latent print on a condom wrapper taken from a motel room where transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was found dead does not match the standard finger and palm prints chart of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton in the possession of police investigators. This is contained in a document that The STAR has obtained. It is based on a laboratory examination by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Fingerprint Division on the condom wrapper. The laboratory examination was conducted last July 29 upon the request of Judge Roline Ginez-Jabalde of Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74. In the report, the PNP identified the specimen submitted as “S” for the standard finger and palm print chart of one Joseph S. Pemberton and “EEEEEE-3” on the visible latent print appearing on condom wrapper mentioned in Dactyloscopy Report No. F-181-2015. Police Officer 3 Fernando Amaro, a latent print examiner, conducted the examination, which Supt. Ariel Ayusup, Fingerprint Identification Division chief, had approved. The laboratory report bears the signature of the two police officers. The murder trial of Laude resumed yesterday, but defense lawyers have to wait till Monday next week to start their presentation of evidence and witnesses as few issues remain unresolved. Judge Jabalde had denied admission of some exhibits that public prosecutors had submitted on grounds that these were not properly identified and the persons who prepared or identified the exhibits were not presented. Some exhibits were admitted only for the purpose with which they are being offered. Prosecutors will file a motion for reconsideration on the prosecution exhibits that were denied and defense counsels on the exhibits that were admitted, according to sources. as usual the comments that follow the story is always interesting
  7. bet you that he was not a member of this forum or any others, AND that he didnt do his "homework" (plannning) I am sure he didnt have a "back up "plan either.
  8. much has been said in past topics about hospitals holding someone if they cant pay... here is another VERY INTERESTING and of course helpful article regarding hospital care and if unable to pay Can the hospital hold you"hostage/detain '? the KEY WORD . did you have a PRIVATE ROOM? if you have a PRIVATE ROOM then. this "RA 9439 "may not apply. Dear PAO, My mother-in-law has been in the hospital for three weeks and the doctor already gave a go signal that she can go home. However, we are unable to pay the hospital bill in full and the hospital won’t let us leave. Is it legal to detain a patient even if he/she has already recovered? Please guide us. Cristine Dear Cristine, To curb the practice of some hospitals in detaining their patients or preventing them from leaving the hospital premises for their failure to pay their hospital bills, Republic Act (R.A.) No. 9439, entitled “An Act Prohibiting the Detention of Patients in Hospitals and Medical Clinics on Grounds of Non-payment of Hospital Bills or Medical Expenses,” came into being. From the title itself, this law is aimed at discouraging hospitals and preventing them from detaining their patients just because they failed to settle their hospital bills. The law declares illegal the detention of patients who have fully or partially recovered or have been adequately attended to or who may have died for reasons of non-payment in part or in full of hospital bills or medical expenses (Section 1, R.A. No. 9439). According to the said law, a patient who wishes to leave the hospital but is incapable of paying in full his/her hospital bills shall be allowed to leave by the hospital provided that he/she shall execute a promissory note for the unsettled or unpaid bills. This is particularly provided under Section 2 thereof, which provides: SEC. 2. Patients who have fully or partially recovered and who already wish to leave the hospital or medical clinic but are financially incapable to settle, in part or in full, their hospitalization expenses, including professional fees and medicines, shall be allowed to leave the hospital or medical clinic, with a right to demand the issuance of the corresponding medical certificate and other pertinent papers required for the release of the patient from the hospital or medical clinic upon the execution of a promissory note covering the unpaid obligation. The promissory note shall be secured by either a mortgage or by a guarantee of a co-maker, who will be jointly and severally liable with the patient for the unpaid obligation. In the case of a deceased patient, the corresponding death certificate and other documents required for interment and other purposes shall be released to any of his surviving relatives requesting for the same: Provided, however, THAT patients who stayed in private rooms shall not be covered by this act. As defined, a Private room is a single occupancy room or a ward type room divided by either a permanent or semi-permanent partition (except curtains) not to exceed four patients per room who are admitted for diagnosis, treatment and other forms of health care maintenance (Implementing Rules and Regulations of R. A. No. 9439). Applying the foregoing to your mother-in law’s situation, since you failed to mention in your letter what type of room she occupied, assuming that it was not a private room, the above provisions, therefore, apply to her. On the other hand, if it was a private room as defined above, the aforementioned law is not applicable . But still, the hospital cannot prevent her from leaving, as this will give rise to illegal detention. In such a case, a Petition for Habeas Corpus may be filed in court to compel the hospital to produce the person of your mother-in-law in court and justify her continued stay in their premises. Otherwise, the court will order the discharge or release of your mother-in-law. Section 1, Rule 102 of the Rules of Court of the Philippines provides: “Sec. 1. To what habeas corpus extends.—Except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the writ of habeas corpus shall extend to all cases of illegal confinement or detention by which any person is deprived of his liberty, or by which the rightful custody of any person is withheld from the person entitled thereto.” A criminal complaint for illegal detention against the hospital personnel/officials for your mother-in law’s continued detention in the hospital may likewise be filed. Again, we find it necessary to mention that this opinion is solely based on the facts you have narrated and our appreciation of the same. The opinion may vary when the facts are changed or elaborated. We hope that we were able to enlighten you on the matter. Editor’s note: Dear PAO is a daily column of the Public Attorney’s Office. Questions for Chief Acosta may be sent to dearpao@manilatimes.net http://www.manilatimes.net/hospitals-not-allowed-to-detain-patients/204980/ thanks to PAO office and manila times for this helpful article
  9. This is a story that is NOT made up.another amazing yet true pinoy story MANILA - A 59-year-old woman has been arrested in Mangaldan town in Pangasinan for selling dishes made with dog meat. Authorities conducted a raid on the woman's stall in Barangay Amansabina accompanied by the Animal Kingdom Foundation following surveillance operations. The suspect admitted selling dog meat, saying it was being demanded by her customers. She is now facing charges for violations of the Animal Welfare Act and the National Meat Inspection Service Code. Authorities warn that aside from being illegal, the consumption of dog meat poses a health risk due to rabies. - http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/07/29/15/woman-arrested-selling-dog-meat
  10. take a look a HMR(?) thats a SM surplus store, have seen a "juicer" there before , Market Market dept store have seen one there too but cost?? didnt look. why not try 1 of the import/surplus stores , they have at times some of the most amazing,,,,, :unsure: ,,,,,,,,,,,, stock....
  11. just found a news article in todays philstar... interesting... MANILA, Philippines - Members of a criminal syndicate based in China are sneaking into the country to rob Chinese businessmen, police said yesterday. While they are quick to enter the country, the Chinese gang members are also quick to escape after transferring millions of yuan to a bank in China. The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) learned about the Chinese syndicate’s racket after one of the victims, a certain Sen Mao Zheng, 32, complained to the Manila Police District (MPD) about a P7.6-million robbery. According to Sen, he was alone in his rented condo unit in Binondo, Manila on May 25 when three men, armed with short firearms, entered through an unlocked door. The suspects, who were wearing black pants, long-sleeved shirts and carrying backpacks, ordered Sen, a native of Fujian, to transfer money to a bank in China through the Internet. When he refused, the suspects hurt him until he acceded to their demand to transfer 1.048 yuan (about P7.6 million) to the Chinese bank. They also allegedly took about P600,000 in cash, which Sen said he kept in a drawer. The police also reported that the suspects fled and left without being detected by the building’s security personnel. A police official claimed that the suspects were members of a crime ring in China who managed to surreptitiously enter the country to rob Chinese businessmen. “The Chinese crime syndicate members appear directly at the doors of their intended victims after arriving at the airport. They also leave for China upon the completion of their mission,” said a police official who requested anonymity. It is unclear what business Sen owns in the country. Police probers are also at a loss :1 (103): :89: :1 (103): on how the crime ring based in China managed to pick victims on the philippines,,,,,,,,, this statement above doesnt give me much confidence in the PNP now... :( http://www.philstar.com/metro/2015/07/27/1481321/chinese-gang-sneaking-philippines-rob-traders
  12. HUMM ? could it be that you wanted ta job done and done by someone who you can trust??? sure hire a local but,,,,, with any business transaction their is a risk.. #2, I am sure this isnt the 1st time that someone was on a vacation and did some extra work or sideline.. look at some of the unexplained deaths of Koreans or Chinese in the past few years. .. #3. look at how the law enforcement investigate crimes here. by the time the found the body or ID the victim, the "mechanic" could already be on his way home,, and dont they need statements from the victims family to prosecute the alleged "hit-man"?? off topic yet related to post, just look at the harry doyle case/
  13. SAD. ..................SCARY...... as a parent of children, I worry every-time they go out , THEY KNOW NOT TO BUY STREET FOOD or accept food from strangers, the best thing I can say about my children's school. IS THEY ALLOW NO BROUGHT IN FOOD for private events or small parties, how ever I recall at a Xmas party one was allowed to bring food ,small serving for ones self and they could share
  14. one of the UNIQUE features of the Philippine SSS is a death benefit, for those who have family members who are a member this benefit could be helpful...SHOULD,,,,,, A death occur.. and if they are not working yet still able to work they can still contribute to their SSS to help themselves prepare for the future and old age this can be a WIN WIN situation for us the "rich kano" when one dies(meaning the family or extended family) that we know that they will have some money incoming to pay for the funeral expense ,,, PROVIDED they have contributed TO THE PHILIPPINE SSS www,sss,gov,ph STATE-run Social Security System (SSS) will pay higher funeral benefits to its members starting next month. According to SSS, it will increase funeral benefits from “a fixed amount of P20,000 to a variable amount ranging from a minimum of P20,000 to a maximum of P40,000.” The increase will depend on the member’s number of contributions and average monthly salary credit (AMSC). The move came after President Benigno Aquino 3rd approved the benefit enhancement. SSS Vice President for Benefits Administration Agnes San Jose said the increase will apply to all funeral benefit claims with date of contingency of August 1, 2015 onward. San Jose added that new funeral benefits will be calculated using the fixed amount of P20,000 plus a percentage of a member’s total contributions and AMSC. “The proposal to increase funeral benefits came about after our study revealed that the costs of burial services have climbed to an average of more than P40,000 or twice the current fixed amount of benefit SSS disburses for funeral claims,” she said. SSS funeral benefit is a cash grant given to whoever defrayed the cost of funeral expenses of the deceased SSS member. At present, the amount of benefit is pegged at P20,000 regardless of the member’s number of contributions. The new computation, which was formulated by the SSS Actuarial Department, will give due credit to members who are paying more number of contributions and with higher monthly salary credits, the official stated. A member who has paid one to 19 contributions with an AMSC of P10,000 would receive a benefit ranging from P20,000 to P20,999. A member with at least 267 contributions and an AMSC of at least P15,000 would be entitled to a maximum benefit of P40,000. As a result of the increase, funeral claims are projected to go up by almost 12 percent or P332 million per year. SSS estimates that 50 percent of total funeral claims will be greater than P20,000 per claim. SSS funeral benefit payouts as of April 2015 totaled P1.01 billion, 2.4 percent higher than P987 million paid during the same period in 2014. San Jose, however, clarified that the increase will not impair the viability of the SSS funds and will not require a contribution rate hike. “Funeral benefit disbursements account for only three percent of the total annual benefit payouts of the SSS, so its impact will be minimal,” she said, citing the recent actuarial study conducted by the SSS. http://www.manilatimes.net/sss-to-pay-higher-funeral-benefits/203192/
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