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Kuya John

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  1. The Queen herself has never faulted, she has proven to be worthy of the title. However those that follow on will never gain the full respect of the people, due in the main to their behaviour outside of "Royal Duties" It will remain to be seen if William can regain the respect of the people on reaching the throne after his Father's demise. That said, will there be a "Royal Family" in the future, I have my doubts about that. As a Mother and Grandmother, I'm sure privately she must be hurting over events of recent years.
  2. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.......Just sayin.
  3. While that's welcoming news, it would be interesting to see the results of known sufferer's of Covid who had used the pill in their recovery.
  4. I wonder how many Filipino nurses that would equate to, ( forgive the sarcasm ) from a previous statement in another Topic. "Trade Nurses for Vaccine's"
  5. Plenty to see and do being based in Cebu, also Island hopping to the likes of Bantayan island as mentioned above, last trip I visited Oslob Cebu and hoping next trip to visit Aloguinsan Cebu. Bohol has quite alot to offer too. Hope your son enjoys his trip with his Dad....welcome to the forum Ross.
  6. As an "Old Fart" unless you are partnered or married to a filipina, is it not a 30 day visa which can be extended by attending police/ government office? The last time I checked a few years back you did require a "Onward ticket" which one would assume coincided with your visa expiry date. However best to check with the airline you intend to travel with as to whether or not you can delay your return date, better safe than sorry. Just typed in how long can I stay in Philippines on a tourist visa the answer was 30days, however apparently applying in advance that can be changed to 59 days. I would think an onward ticket would still be needed.
  7. Digressing slightly, but why should they? Responsibility lies on each Expat/ Traveller, to have medical cover either temporarily or otherwise. Vaccination has always been advised in the past when travelling to certain areas or countries. For those in permanent residence, this is a choice they have to make. £200 is worth spending to remain fairly confident you would survive the virus, where you choose to live. It's selfish people like below who are not helping the situation. ( From my part of the world )
  8. Lets not forget that 12/14 months ago this was a journey into the unknown. There was the race to find the first vaccine which needed to be kept at low temperature, then one that can be stored in a fridge, now its one jab or two, new variants appearing etc etc. Although there may well be delays in reaching some countries, the more we will know how to deal with it. The latest info;
  9. All overseas medical staff have to re-sit their exams on arrival in UK, for that reason quite a high number decide to work in care homes instead, at a lower position and lower pay. As for trade offs, do you really think the UK Government would try a trick like that? Little boy asks his Dad; Why are there no travelling circus's anymore? Dad answers; Because all the clowns are now in Government
  10. May I add my condolences to you Tommy,your wife "L" and to all the family too.
  11. Hi Jim, sorry for your troubles. The fact it is the second floor circuit it could well dry out, but only till the next time! If no wetness was found at the light points or swiches, I would presume he has checked the fusebox which feeds the upper circuit. Obviously all that and futher checks should be done with the power off. Any appliances wet could trigger the fuse to go. Wish you luck with it mate.
  12. For anyone interested the transfer time and prices from Cebu City
  13. Morning Dave Cheap n Cheerful, so long as it's clean and functional it will do me. But for those who are willing to pay silly prices, you can have a Bamboo hut on stilts in water, been there done that.
  14. Can't put a date on it Steve till all this lockdown situation is contained both here and Philippines. Sure could do with a break right now, its been a year of uncertainty!
  15. Cheers JGF No doubt the wife will do her usual trick......make me hide under a load of towel's, while she negotiates the price!!!!
  16. Well I take it nobody has been ? Here's the link which makes me think of Sunny days, golden sands, sure better than the weather here in "Little Olde England" right now! aloguinsan tourist spot - Google Search
  17. I take it you are glued to your seat Jack Can't wait for the next episode
  18. Looking forward to better days Last night my wife suddenly announced that next trip to Philippines we should visit Aloguinsan- Cebu Anybody been there? It looks beautiful with nice beaches. Always good to hear from someone who has visited and can recommend a place. Keep smiling
  19. 99.7% Really, you will take your chances, I would suggest the survival rate in general is less than that. "This is what is called the hygiene hypothesis." As a youngster, many years ago, yes when Chicken pox was around, family children were encouraged to mix and get the whole thing done with. And yes Covid 19 might well come down to Herd Immunity in the end, if that does become the case it will take a long time before that happens, meanwhile it may well also require yearly vaccinations just like flu injections. When the first arrivals from Wuham China returned to UK Jan;2020, faced with the unknown, the British public responded with great concern, but not induced mass panic. The Medical fraternity very bravely handle the situation even though at times they were overwhelming stressed and at times continue to be so. I won't throw insults round, but your opinions reflect a selfish attitude which is quite common in the....... .........never had it so good society of today. I won't be posting further on this Thread
  20. Spot on Jim Trouble is some people believe that it will never happen to them!!! Remember my Filipino friend, who thank God survived after 50+ days in hospital. He was in his 30's fit and cycled for miles for exercise. The more we learn about this virus, the more some people try to play it down, the sooner they realise this is a Global Pandemic, the quicker the World can over-come it.
  21. Make sure you wear your mask on the plane. Do you believe that being healthy stops you getting any of the Covid viruses? Are the Countries you mention free from Covid? Yes older people are more likely to die from Covid that's true, however some people who are walking round not realising they have it in a mild form are infecting many others of all ages.
  22. Forgive my Doom and Gloom guy's Do you really think you are safe from any of the variants when you step on plane or visit shopping malls without wearing a mask or social distancing ? Until everyone is given the opportunity to be vaccinated this Covid could continue spreading for years, not weeks nor months, for year's. I noticed a couple of days ago a news item in Melboune to do with the tennis. People wearing masks entering the venue but when the reporter inside was talking, in the back ground was spectators chatting away to each other in the sunshine, no masks on. Point being, all the Tennis Players had just been quarantined for days in their hotel Come on lets get real.
  23. If ever the was a reason to believe in climate change and the future of this planet and it's inhabitants this virus has proven, no one country can do things on its own any longer. Instead of creating tensions and war-mongering over territorial rights, its about time they banged their heads together and got on with solving all the problems we are facing as the human race. Covid is just the beginning!
  24. Pity the Global leaders dont agree to every resident no matter who or what nationality in their country is vaccinated, nobody is safe.
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