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  1. That is such a shame. I do hope that this scheme is overturned and the forest saved. I was very sad to see that the Ayala Triangle in Makati had been vandalised by a large construction project a couple of years or so ago. That was a lovely green space which I guess is no more! Ken
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    Ah! how times fly by and things get better

    Judging by the difference in the two photos, clearly the benefit is changing a bottle of Sprite for the much greater medicinal value of a bottle of beer. :) Keep up the good work! Ken
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    N'ozzie new member

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    Cathay Dragon Seating

    Yes, except the smarty pants seating analyst doesn't have to deal with the consequent irate pax who chose the single seat thinking it was an aisle/window seat, or the pax who selected the seat opposite who also thought they had an aisle seat but in reality was given the middle seat. Said smarty pants idiot should be terminated forthwith! Ken
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    Cathay Dragon Seating

    Me neither. And it is not helpful if you are looking to select an aisle seat. On the 320 that single seat as shown in the seating plan would be an 'F' seat which is a window seat. To avoid any buggering about just choose a 'C' or D' seat if you are looking for an aisle seat. Also a 'C or D' seat near the front of the aircraft will put you better placed in the immigration queue on arrival. Ken
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    Cathay Dragon Seating

    That seating plan is not that of an 320 (or 319). The 320 has 30 rows of seats at 3 / 3 seating, in all economy config. The 320 has four overwing emergency exits, two on either side. That seating plan shows just one exit each side. The only Airbus that has a single overwing exit each side is the 318. It could possibly be a partial seating plan of the longer A321 which doesn't have overwing exits but an exit in front and behind the wing, EXCEPT there is not room to fit in two aisles in a 320 or 321. I have never seen such an aisle configuration in any aircraft. It is a complete waste of space. I would be very interested to learn what aircraft that seating plan refers to. Ken
  7. I haven't been asked to fill in a departure card at MNL airport for a couple of years now. I am guessing they have the required info on the computer system now. Ken
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    My journey to finding a Filipina girlfriend...

    Welcome to the forum Colonel. Good luck with your lady. It sounds very promising. This forum is a great resource for any information you require. Ken
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    Any expats living in Liloy / Labason area?

    As GeoffH says above. Keep a low profile and be aware of your surroundings. Although a muslim area there are still a lot of christians living there and we have not heard of there being any trouble in that particular part of Mindanao. If it was me I would keep my visit as brief as possible. The longer you are in the region the greater any potential risk might be. Just last week Duterte passed a new 'organic law for Bangsamoro' granting concessions to the the local indiginous muslim population which may well re-inforce the existing peace treaty there. That could lessen any risk but it pays to be be careful. Ken
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    HCTZ Recall - Check your VA Issued BP Meds

    Some BP meds containing Valsarten are also being recalled in the UK and about 20 other countries. Mine which are manufactured by TEVA have been recalled in the US but not, at the moment, those produced by TEVA in the UK. Certainly worth checking your BP meds to see if they are affected. Ken
  11. Ah, OK. That figures. I did think it was possible to get the ECC at the airport on a Tourist Visa providing my stay was less than 12 months, so my original understanding was correct. AlwaysRt seemed to have no problem twice now, but on the day it seems it could still be a problem. Of course it goes without saying that if I go into my local BI office and they advise I should get it at the airport on departure they almost certainly wouldn't give that to me in writing. Ken
  12. Yes, I am on a tourist visa. I guess I have misunderstood the rules. Thanks for the clarification. I will check with my local BI office when I next renew my extension of stay. Ken
  13. Thank you. That is very helpful. Ken
  14. That is my understanding as well. But like all things here if you get the wrong guy on the day you leave it could be awkward. When I last exited phils in March at NAIA term 3, I asked the BI officer at the exit desk to clarify if I can obtain an ECC at the airport on my next exit, which would be after 8 months in phils. Her response was an emphatic NO! I have to get from a BI office prior to departure! So even they don't understand the rules. As a matter of interest, if you get the ECC at the airport on departure, (between 6 and 12 months) where do you get it? Is it the exit immigration officer or is there a seperate office that deals with them? I am talking about NAIA terminal 3. Ken
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    USS Mustin in Subic

    I am sorry guys, but that has got to the ugliest vessel I have ever seen! Just what were the designers thinking? Clearly designed by a large committee, none of which had access to the overall design brief! I have always thought the US Navy have designed some beautiful looking ships, but this one............ Ken