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  1. Will work as long as the poster doesn't intend to actually view the place first!
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    Very sick wife

    From my observations here but mostly in Hong Kong which has a significant population of Filipinas, your understanding is half-right! I'll let you decide which half
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    Very sick wife

    I see. What is it about the Filipino culture you like? Divorces tend to happen because of faults on the husband's side/the wife's side/both sides. I doubt in the USA that women are more responsible for divorce than men! Anyway, now that divorce is legal here we may see some changes.
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    Very sick wife

    I'm just interested - Why are you so interested in meeting a Filipino in particular rather than an American, considering the baggage that comes with many mixed relationships?
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    Very sick wife

    ...a social media expose may be another option BUT I'd tread carefully for a multitude of reasons
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    Gullible!

    Never a borrower or a lender be isn't the worst motto to live life by
  7. As far as I am aware, if you have an account they won't close it but you will have a problem if you tried to open a new one. Using someone else's address is problematic unless you happen to share the same name - it's all to do with money laundering regulations. Another option is to open an account with one of the "UK offshore" institutions in the Channel Island/IOM/Jersey/Guernsey. It's a way to have a UK bank and all interest is paid tax free as long as you are not a UK resident. It's not just for the super-wealthy either.
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    Very sick wife

    Whilst I don't disagree revenge is sweet and can act as a deterrent, who is going to pay for the undoubtedly long drawn-out legal battle and also remember there will almost certainly be no money to pay any compensation if/when he wins. That's not taking into the cost of stress etc etc I'd follows the old saying - Don't throw good money at bad money!
  9. I also maintain an account in the UK and they have my address in the Philippines and send my replacement cards and regular statements here so it may not be an issue.
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    Very sick wife

    It's easy for us to see things in black and white as we're detached - who knows what was driving the situation and how much control the woman in question had in what was going on. Regardless, it's yet another reminder that not everyone is exactly what they seem - even after 6 years. All in all a sad tale if it's what it now seems.
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    Very sick wife

    I wonder why so many guys leave their brain at the airport when they arrive in SE Asian countries?
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    Very sick wife

    Yep....and correspondingly more fraudulent fish too!
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    Newbie question

    That's a very important piece of advice - as we all know, the coverage of each carrier varies from area to area so ask around to see what is being used by others in your area
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    Very sick wife

    I'm late catching up on this - Absolutely correct Jack - It was indeed me and attributing quotes to others just adds more mud to already muddy waters.
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    Newbie question

    In theory, yes. But in reality, after 15+ years abroad I still convert everything to GBP to get a sense check.
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    Help me with Netflix ?

    Honestly speaking, with the amount of time we have to watch TV here, the Cignal packages are more than good enough for our needs - now that we can subscribe to EPL it's pretty much all we need. Quantity doesn't always mean quality after all.
  17. Based on my dealings with the Iloilo BI and what I've read here, this doesn't surprise me. They seem switched on (ish) and more pragmatic here in Iloilo BI than others. It does seem wrong that a person can lapse into overstay due to the slow processing if they have applied in good time but, as Jack often says, we know where we are!
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    Road conditions.

    Better than the alternative - no power because the wire was 3" short!
  19. FYI - the BI in Iloilo has moved - they are now in Megaworld in case you weren't aware
  20. But surely VAT is only 12.5% so a reduction from 6000php to 500php seems a little too much?
  21. I did mine in Iloilo on Friday. As usual, just required my Passport - Acer Card - 310php. I had all my previous receipts but as usual they didn't ask for them. I think it's only the 1st time that the online submission is required. It took me about 35-40 minutes in total but they were in a new office so that probably added to the time. All in all, no issues as per usual.
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    Have's and Have-not's in Philippines

    I probably should have worded my post more clearly - I meant people in general rather than specifically Filipinas - mostly locals.
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    Have's and Have-not's in Philippines

    I didn't actually say Filipinas in Hong Kong were lazy, I meant people in general in Hong Kong (locals) - I guess Gratefuled misunderstood my post. My wife as a Domestic Helper in Hong Kong and I know how hard most of them work.
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    Have's and Have-not's in Philippines

    This is something I have noticed a lot here and it was the same in Hong Kong - always struck me as a sign of laziness or maybe I'm being too harsh
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    Stressed Beyond Belief by Online Shopping

    I try to use COD with Lazada but it's not always possible, and to be fair the one time a refund was required it was processed exactly as promised. I have noticed exactly the same item on sale for quite widely varying prices and it's often no cheaper than an offline store so I now but online when I have to rather than as a convenient option - hardly what it's meant to be!
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