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  1. Welcome back Queenie! Long time, no hear! I haven't heard specifically about the ACR what happens, but I think it will be the same as visa's renewal and such! As of now, you need to make an appointment for anything, less personnel availability. Also, if your older than 60, they don't really want to see you for visa, acr renewals. I was told that I would have to wait until out of quarantine. Some info is avail. to the FB BI page if you can navigate it. I was told that anything would have to wait until the quarantine ended. When that will be is anyone's guess. Mr Pres has stated everything
  2. I saw on a tee-shirt with the quarantines these days: If you hear my farts, your closer than six feet If you smell my fart, you are too close!
  3. IMHO, I think to wait a little while. I've read the differences in some of the Covid vaccines and they vary on implementation and dosage. Some replicate the virus, some block the protrusion on the virus, others replicate the antibodies, and the list goes on. What nobody can tell you for sure is how long it lasts. Is it with the first method last 3 months, then the second last 2 months ...etc. To get a little clearer picture requires the vaccine to have been around for at least a year! So do you want a booster shot every 2-3 months, and probably not free. I think I would wait a little latter to
  4. I have found the same problem. The Bisaya spoken here is not structured enough like Tagalog.+ I have tried some but was disappointed. I know Spanish, some german, Italian and of course spoken English. I gave up when I went to the adjacent province speaking bisayan, and the locals looked at me like I was from the moon! My bisayan was from a different province, and therefore foreign to the locals there. So unstructured and different in many areas, that is the way of Bisayans!
  5. For "PROOF OF LIFE" form in the USA, have not seen the Usual form in June! Was it due Covid-19, was it sent in the silly Phlpost slow mail and never arrived? I will never now. I wish we had a email version that I could send in. What I did this year was download the SSA-7162 proof of life form. I printed it out, signed it in blue ink. Scanned it to my sister in the USA to send from there along with the PO BOX address that you can't send with LBC/FEDEX/USP since it is a POBOX address. Why did I sign in blue ink, cuz with scanners now adays, it is hard to tell a scanned image with a real for
  6. New alert from BI for foreign spouses must have valid visa for entry: PRESS RELEASE 08 August 2020 Alien spouses of Pinoys need visas to enter PH - BI MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) told foreigners who have Filipino spouses and dependents that they can only enter the Philippines if they have the appropriate visas. "It is clear from the latest updates from the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution 60 that foreigners, including spouses of Philippine citizens, allowed to enter country must have the proper vi
  7. I have used one for the past 4 years and since I back a lot, especially breads, pizza, sourdough, dinner rolls, breakfast rolls--- the bread machine is definitely the way to go. Depending on what type of bread, load flour and ingredients, set and go! Very easy, low cleanup, and enjoy anytime of the day. Some models you can make homemade jams and jellies in the breadmaker. Some models believe it or not even makes icecream and even yogurt! Just don't buy chinese cuz the manuals and buttons on the machine are in chinese. The manual in english usually has many pages for recipes and suggestion
  8. If you go to FaceBook, try Healthy Meats. They deliver to Toledo Cebu. Close but not quite Negros. I ordered 1st time a couple days ago. The Angus beef was nice and tender, best I have had in Phils! https://www.facebook.com/LodiSteakCebu/
  9. I am guessing that the suspicious activity is because you are using your ATM card in the Phils! To the US Bank, that is suspicious! As Geoff's back sends emails, others like mine (USAA) also lock your account unless you have posted a travel advisory( to what country your traveling and if so for what duration). So I repost mine every 6 months online or can call customer service to extend! Different banks, different ways they notify or lock accounts due to charges overseas! Just call customer service to advise you are traveling in which country and for how long. You do not want to say you are li
  10. Thats what I was told a few years ago(2003) when we went to Moal Boal. I asked before I went cuz I was going to bring my fishing gear - I asked and they said no fishing! So when I got there and was at Pescadero island, the owner of the banka was catching fish and was cooking the fish on the engine of the boat. I asked I thought I was told no fishing! The boat captain motioned with his hands- no fishing with dynamite! Back then, Pescadero underwater was beautiful. Many colors of coral and fish. Went back a few years later in 2017, and sea-life colors were just shades of grey. Very sad, few fish
  11. Have done it here in Cebu with my own boat. Dragging lures to catch King Mackerel (tinigue), fun to catch. Bottom fishing for LapuLapu. Even done some squid fishing at night with lighted lures! Now fishing equipment(rods and reels and lures) are hard to find. Some sporting goods stores in the mall sometimes has some. If you cannot find it, do as the locals do. Get heavy monoline with several hooks, Lay a long line out away from shore on the bottom with weight at end and floating buoy on the other end. use little minnows or chicken pieces on the hooks, set out on bottom and wait a few hours, co
  12. Ongoing saga continues! Called IRS on Jun 24th, eight weeks from when GMP reported my check was mailed and had IRS put a trace on the check. They said it would take upto 6 weeks to see if check was accepted or returned or lost between the US and Philippines or between Manila and Cebu! Just for grins, checked Get My Payment portal with IRS, surprise, surprise( as Gomer Pyle would say). Now asking for additional info. Input my US bank info and it was accepted! Just half to check back in a few days to see when direct deposit is! From the research on Reddit for MikeJ, I don't think they
  13. Here is an example in Cebu: https://sugbo.ph/2020/kang-irag-peak-cebu-city/
  14. Here in Cebu, there are many places to camp in the mountains. They are called ECO-Parks. Most permit tent camping and also some have huts to rooms with aircon that you can rent. I would suggest some of the motorcycle clubs and talk with them or even join in on some of the rides. Don't know much about beach camping. If you find an area your interested in, check in with the local Baranguy capitan and talk with them. They are very knowledgable about the local area or even if it is safe. Usually in remote areas should be fine, but check in the local town and ask. Near a large town, stay in sm
  15. Well Mike J, because Phlpost has suspended delivery, it maybe a while yet. If you are lucky, USPS was suppose to mark any mail to PI as deliverable and return to sender(treasury). If and when the IRS see's this return, then they are to update your "Get My Payment" portal online as needing more info, then you can update by supplying your bank account info. But how long does it take to register the return is anyone's guess. IRS still haven't processed 1040 returns sent by mail. I understand they had 10 million pieces of mail in trucks to process. So maybe yours and mine checks are in the same t
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