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  1. That's another thing I have not found. A large enough green pepper to put the Jack Cheese in. Sure smaller local peppers I can find. I ordered the hatch chili pepper seeds from Lazada but I haven't got them to grow yet. Soil not sandy enough, too much humidity? One of these days I'll get it to grow. My favorite recipe for chili rellenos is large green chilis roasted and remove hard skin. Slice open and put in jack cheese, then roll in egg with flour coating then back. The best to deep fry the chili/egg/cheese till crispy then serve hot(authentic way). I'll have to check Lazada for refried beans to make my classic beef burittos with sour cream and cheese! yummy!
  2. I haven't made this since I left Calif. 7 years ago! Where did you find/name of store where you got the ingredients like green chili peppers and green salsa. Would even like to make some chili rellenos if I could find whole peppers even in a can! Then what about a can of refried beans for making some beef burritos , dying for some good Mexican around here.
  3. This just came out on BI Facebook page! Immigration Helpline PH 3m · 10 September 2021 PRESS RELEASE BI suspends ‘Order to Leave’ of overstaying foreigners during the COVID-19 pandemic The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced on Thursday the temporary suspension of the Order to Leave (OTL) of foreigners who have overstayed their temporary visitor's visa in the country due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said that the order to suspend the OTL was imposed in consideration of the effects of the pandemic to domestic and international travel. “Pursuant to various resolutions from the IATF directing the public to exercise social distancing and minimize travel, and in the interest of public safety and welfare, we will be implementing this order as a form of regulatory relief for foreigners,” he said in a statement. Morente further shared that the suspension also reciprocates the leniency extended by other countries to Filipinos who may be experiencing the same situation abroad. The BI Chief then discussed that the relief shall apply to holders of temporary visitor’s visas: 1) who have reached the 24-month period maximum stay for visa-required nationals and 36-month period maximum stay for non-visa required nationals, as of March 1, 2020; or 2) who have overstayed beginning March 1, 2020 regardless whether they have been in the country beyond the maximum allowable period. Concerned foreigners will still, however, be assessed and shall still be required to settle their immigration fees and penalties in lieu of the OTL. So, when was the OTL issued!( order to leave). Does this mean if you are at/or after 36 months in country, you don't have to do anything until the pandemic ends? Then pay up to date for previous fee's due before you leave country. What is your take on this? Since I am now at the 36 months on a 9a visa, I'll be watching this!
  4. Here in Cebu, the main hospitals are full and not accepting new patients(Chong Wa, Soccor, Phys Med...), even the local hospitals in Toledo, Balamban, Austurias full. Wife had medical emergency non-covid related. Only could get emergency support in a tent in the parking lot tent. No dedicated DR. or nurse. Needed CT scan has to go another hospital in the City because hospital here does'nt have the necessary test equipment only lab tests available. Need swab test to move to another location where covid is rampant. Its another 2 hours to Cebu City hospitals . What a joke! Long story short...wife passed on just 2 days ago! This pandemic crap throws a wrench in the medical care! Beware!
  5. This just came out on the news wire! Watch for the Sinovac efficacy is being looked at: https://news.yahoo.com/world-most-vaccinated-nation-sees-212354694.html Seychelles is one of the most vaccinated countries like Israeli's people, but predominately with Sinovac. Most of the population has been vaccinated but now are starting to see an increase in covid cases. Could it be that Sinovac efficacy is not as high as stated, the variant of covid is to blame? Watch this for updates guys! Better to know this before I get shot!
  6. I also had my 1st shot today! But I had to wait until the waitress came back before I got the second. Go figure!
  7. Sounds like a problem of not using a VPN. Seems most places in the US don't like logins from overseas because of phishing/hacking reasons. VPN enables you to look like you are login in from somewhere in the US depending from what server location is. Banks and such are notorious for this!
  8. I've only gone thru the SocSec Portal MySocialSecurity. Did online(suggest 3 months before 62nd birthday) Had my money 1 month after birthday. No calls just a couple emails, done! Never used SSA in Manila! https://www.ssa.gov/
  9. Well to start, the US donates P170M to support vaccinations here, with more to come, does that mean we will get a jab for free! haha! I'll bet we still will get charged at least more than double the going rate! https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/04/15/2091365/us-donates-p170m-support-covid-19-vaccination-philippines?fbclid=IwAR2lVB9fsapzhH9PjjKh2fjGFj6aFNNxc6iXP8ZOcEXnKt5dh-dFsDkVpOo MANILA, Philippines — After the Palace incorrectly claimed that the US has not donated a single vaccine dose to the Philippines, its embassy on Thursday said Washington has donated an additional P170 million to the country's vaccination program, bringing its total pandemic assistance to nearly P1.3 billion. The US Embassy in the Philippines in a statement said the donation was coursed through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and handed over to the Department of Health. Related Stories Top COVAX donors US, EU welcome arrival of AstraZeneca jabs in Philippines 'Where is Uncle Sam now?' Roque twits US, a top COVAX funder "Through this new funding, USAID will support the Philippines in strengthening the vaccine supply chain, monitoring vaccine safety, and delivering effective communication campaigns to address vaccine hesitancy," the embassy said. "This assistance will also support local government units as they plan for, track, and administer vaccines." US donating 44 million vaccine doses "If the president did not come to power, our only BFF will be the Americans," presidential spokesman Harry Roque said on April 7. "Have we gotten a single vial of vaccine from the Americans? The answer is No." "[W]here's Uncle Sam now?" he further taunted. But the US Embassy in a fact sheet posted on its website said Washington would be donating a total of 44 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Manila, 487,200 — or 1.10% — of which have already been delivered as of April 15. The fact sheet also shows that one in five Filipinos will receive a vaccine from the COVAX facility, a World Health Organization-led initiative to which the US is the largest donor. The Biden administration in February pledged $4 billion, or P194 billion, in funding to the COVAX facility, half of which has already been released through USAID.
  10. I'm positive that I am negative! Had to have cataract surgery on my right eye(left already done 1.5 yrs ago). Here in Cebu to get the cataract surgery, I had to have a Neg. Covid test done before the surgery. So I started to check around and found the the PCR test takes about 3-5 days to get the test results and the cost for us Americanos was P10,000 sometimes more in the city of Cebu around P20,000 (non Philhealth). Boy they like us foreigners for this price! So I had the test done on a Friday and scheduled the surgery the following Friday. 7 days I should have the results back in time. I also found out that the Covid test certificate was only good to 7 days so the surgery had to be done on that last day! Well more fun in the Phils again! I called on the 5th day looking for the results 2 days before surgery. I am sorry sir, it should be ready tomorrow! Tomorrow came and I tried again. I don't know what happened sir! It should be ready by the afternoon at 4pm! So I tried again at 4:30pm! I'm sorry sir, but we are closing and the Certificate is not ready. But I have surgery scheduled tomorrow which the Certificate is only good until then (the 7th day). So I called the Doctor, woke him up! Said Dr. do you have something for this belly ache. You put the lime in the coconut and drink bot up! (whoops different problem!) On the 7th day called for the Certificate. None available yet. So asked if I could at least get it emailed to the Dr. doing the surgery and get him a hard-copy latter(after the test expired!) Luckily the Dr. accepted the response so was able to get the Cataract Surgery done. Now I can see clearly all the pretty girls again! Dam, now they are all wearing masks and I can't see the face again! Sorry to hear JAKE that you tested positive. I'm glade that you are not showing/have any symptoms! I too am a type II diabetic. If you took the PCR (Swab tests)they are known to be only 95% accurate! Maybe you got a positive result due to the inaccuracy of the test. Good luck!
  11. 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 will remain the same until Sept.30 2021, if they are lucky to get most people vaccinated by then. I would guess then you would have to get a certification letter or proof of vaccination, and required travel for visa purposes. So Sept.30th 2021 is my guess or latter even. Then it will be a trip to BI to get visa.s and acr and such brought upto current levels. BI states that you will have 30 days when the quarantine ends to pay any back due fee's to bring you current!. This could potentially cost a $1000 or more dollars to BI. Again. welcome back!
  12. 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!
  13. 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 get mine! Even when du30 heard about the Chinese version of the vaccine when it was first announced, he made a deal to the Chinese to get it first for the Phil. people to do the initial test. He even agreed to take it first. Then weeks latter, he declined to accept the injection. Probably somebody got to him and let him know it wasn't fully tested! Its okay for the people, but not him! As with anything Chinese (and Russian), it does't last long!!! So check out the requirement for a monthly, bi-monthly, or even 4 month booster shot!
  14. 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!
  15. 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 form. So hopefully they will accept the color scanned image with my blue signature! See without the form, the SSA pension may stop shortly as per the proof of life form. Although I talked with SSA when they were in Cebu, the SSA-7162 proof of life form says it must be signed in 60 days. As per the SSA Cebu, it would be 6 months in reality(so about the 1st of Jan). Hopefully it works!
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