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  • Birthday 04/20/1955

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    After 12 years as a Philippine tourist I am back in Canada
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  1. I did the same and here is the funny thing. It passed the inspection BEFORE I had an electrician totally rewire it. I asked about it and was told that there is some kind of tax on the number of electrical outlets so the house is often wired with about TWO outlets then after the inspection it gets a do-over.
  2. That's because you need to build your own. ( @AlwaysRt How is your setup working? Still good? )
  3. Shakespeare wrote "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" but he did not mean to never lend money to people. For he also wrote: "If you repay me not on such a day, In such a place, such sum or sums as are Express'd in the condition, let the forfeit Be nominated for an equal pound Of your fair flesh, to be cut off and taken In what part of your body pleaseth me." So the point is: Just be sure you have adequate security.
  4. The subdivision I lived in (Sibulan) was built like that. Goes up fast. I did not like how they joined the slabs but it seemed to work. It was quite hard to drill holes through but it could be done.
  5. I read that the new administration is doing things which are expected to force interest rates up, which will create more demand for $US which means higher value of $US.
  6. Cebu has a consulate. An embassy is a diplomatic mission generally located in the capital city of another country which offers a full range of services, including consular services. ... A consulate is a diplomatic mission that is similar to a consulate general, but may not provide a full range of services.
  7. Yep. I had that problem. Turns out concrete walls are not necessarily waterproof and it can be a son of a gun figuring out how the water is getting into the wall. In my case it was the neighbor with an adjoining wall. His roof was leaking and the water was coming through the wall to my side. Best of luck with that.
  8. Too bad he cannot get at the monkeys you have had problems with
  9. Your employer, or his agent, should be getting the employment visa from the Department of Trade and Industry then taking your passport to the Bureau of Immigration for the stamp. https://dtiwebfiles.s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/e-library/Starting+a+Business/Business+Information/Primer+on+Doing+Business+in+the+Philippines.pdf
  10. I have driven by there many times on my way up and down the west coast of Cebu Island. I never saw anything that appealed to me but a recently deceased fellow expat loved the place. He used to tell me how all the girls loved him there. He was one of the cheapest expats I have known so I strongly suspect you will find many cheap, native style accomodations. You may have heard the name "Whippy" but his real name was Crad.
  11. Some people are going over the line with personal attacks on a member. STOP IT. Everyone can state their opinion, rebut other opinions, and express feelings without extreme personal attacks.
  12. Every attempt I tried to transfer a sum of $50,000 exceeded the limits set by the transferring company. I ended up using a bank to bank transfer. Subsequently, I only ever sent a max of less than $10,000 and all the usual routes were open to me. (Same in reverse, when sending money back FROM the Philippines I had to use a bank to bank transfer from the Philippines and there was much, MUCH more red tape.)
  13. Another new variant. Highly transmissible and resistant to antibodies https://www.newscientist.com/article/2268014-exclusive-two-variants-have-merged-into-heavily-mutated-coronavirus/ Thats it. We're done for. The vaccines are not going to be able to keep up with the virus.
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