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brmpipes

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  1. Buying gold would be the easiest way to convert Philippine money to something that is useable anywhere in the world. Without the hassle of banking records and transaction details being recorded for future use against you.
  2. I purchased a 3000sqm lot 30km from Iloilo in Pototan about 10 years ago. High ground for 600psm.At the time the seller had children ready for collage courses so quick sale price. At the time , similar lots were at 1200psm so a fairly good price. Plus cash sale so seller and I were happy. Titled property also.
  3. Big tobacco is starting to follow the vaping crowd as their profits start to decline. This is somewhat a second life for some tobacco companies.
  4. I'm in also. Breaks my heart to see this little guy not get the life he deserves. Please do the ground work and we will go from there.
  5. How convenient .Now they can postpone the opening and not admit failure. It is a big undertaking in the time line they had to work with especially in the Philippines.
  6. Or very unlucky. One is generally enough ha.
  7. My passenger was terrified of my bike because it sits quite high compared to a scooter. I'm also a huge 5.5 feet .
  8. I ran a very healthy looking dog over on my xr200 once while I was there. I had just finished my renewal at the lto in calinog. My passenger was very impressed with my ability to stay upright, as was I lol.
  9. If you took soup for lunch wife wouldn't have to make something special for you to take tomorrow. I hope she made you a wish sandwich lol.
  10. Ya we better not punish the locales like they would be treated in our home country. I get it but wrong is wrong.
  11. I still own my 3000m property with my wife. I haven't built on it yet so fingers crossed. She has some real winners for family members.I hope the title is good.
  12. Ya but we better protect Borocay lol. You would think any green space left in Manila would be a priority with the gov and country. I guess not.
  13. The first article states some have taken the bottom portion of the encroachment out but left the other floors intact. Sounds like a fight is in the works. The plans for the road widening include a bike lane on both sides and sidewalks .The actual width for vehicle traffic looks to be unchanged. Also D_mall just up from or building might get demo because of building on wet lands.
  14. Unfortunately, when backing into a stall and parking the risk is higher on vehicle damage expense if someone hits you after you have parked.
  15. That may be true with most cases but if the government claims to own all the land on the island, they can build a road right through your property regardless of setback ect.I think I see what you meant after typing so will leave post as is.
  16. I have done well with the business and have not lost any money in the transaction. It just seems strange that things are so messed up here.We are one of a few that followed the rules and permitted everything so we wouldn't have problems later on. So much for being above board.
  17. The problem being that the government claims to own all the land and only gave out tax declared lots to some of the residence. Now if they want to widen the road they can and you cant do nothing to change that. We are well within our boundary of our lot with the set back from the original road that was present when we constructed.
  18. I was informed they want to saw 5.5inches off our business to widen the main road. Across from us is a lagoon that would more then satisfy the extra needed for the road. Only in the Philippines. This is our building I'm talking about not the entrance or curb.
  19. Maybe so , but I don't swim so well and dislike boats lol. Second floor it is.
  20. A second floor is more expensive but gives you a place to move stuff during unusual flooding.
  21. I wonder if this is a way of taking the power away from the already cash rich. The younger people have always said the world is unfair to them, now the younger are looking for ways to become rich through other means.
  22. I was able to find skoal cherry in SM mall in Iloilo just before I left. It was 340p per tin. Yes it was older stock ,but got me through the long flight back to Vancouver. I had typed this all before I left Philippines, but of course internet went down and couldn't post. Couldn't believe It when I came across it. Life is good.
  23. I will check the duty free shops for it. I was almost sure I saw a Tabasco shop in the international part of manila airport.Not sure if it is still thier. Thanks for all the replies.
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