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  1. Looks just like my 1968 minus the pipes. That was a great car
  2. Interesting that all the photos I found are from the same angle. I will try to post up some of the others when I run across them. I would really like to have a nice jeepney too
  3. FIRST TIME | DOH declares National Dengue Alert July 15, 2019 , 12:28 PM JULY 15, 2019 – For the first time, the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday declared a National Dengue Alert amid the rapidly increasing number of cases in several regions. Health secretary Francisco Duque said among the regions that have exceeded the localized epidemic threshold are MIMAROPA, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Northern Mindanao. The following regions, meanwhile, have exceeded the alert threshold: • Ilocos • Cagayan Valley • CALABARZON • Bicol • Eastern Visayas • Zamboanga Peninsula • Davao • BARMM • CAR The Health department said 106,630 cases of dengue have been recorded nationwide from January 1 to June 29 this year, most of which were in Western Visayas (13,164), CALABARZON (11,474), Central Visayas (9,199), SOCCSKSARGEN (9,107), and Northern Mindanao (8,739). The overall figure was 85 percent higher than the 57,564 cases recorded on the same period last year. Duque reiterated that early detection and proper case management are needed to prevent dengue-related deaths. He said the code blue alert on dengue is seen to last from three to four weeks.
  4. I asked, "Can you recommend a dermatologist in Cebu that can identify and test for skin cancer and do a removal if needed?" In typical Filipino fashion my friend responded "Sure". I had to clarify my question and am waiting for the name of the person he would trust to check/provide service to his own family member. I may have to ask his wife who is also a very well respected doctor in the Philippines with strong ties to the US and cancer treatment through Lungevity. She has written a series of articles for the Lungevity foundation.
  5. I have a few friends that are doctors at Cebu Doctors. I will ask them for recommendation
  6. The time for the process varies but expect between 9 months and 3 years. $5000 is an accurate amount when counting all US gov fees, exams, appointments, xrays and the fiances plane ticket. My wife flew from Dubai alone when she came on K1. As many others have said that cost is small when you need to support the fiances whole family in the Philippines. I can't relate to this part since my wife is from a self supporting family.
  7. I know the place with Buko pies. We bought 30 pies the last time we were there. They are amazing! People line up and wait hours to get them.
  8. I am from New Hampshire and would recommend you visit during various times of the year and decide for yourself. The Third weekend in January is a great time to be in Cebu for Sinulog. The first few times I traveled to the Philippines was at this time and I thought it was hot and humid. I believe April May and June are the hottest months. If you are set on the Philippines and want cooler weather you can Travel to Baguio and Sagada, Both on the Island of Luzon. To give you an idea of temperature differences, The current temp in Cebu is 77, Manila 80 and Baguio is 62.
  9. Best of luck redfeather. 90 days isn't really enough time to get to know someone. My wife and I met while we were both vacationing at the same resort. We did the K1 visa after flying all over the world and vacationing with each other for a few years. We have been married for 8 years and I think we were lucky as we really didn't know each other for years after our marriage was official. Watch 90 day fiance on TLC (in the USA) and you will see some of the cultural hurdles you can expect.
  10. If you open a Metro Bank account in the Philippines you can transfer money to Metro Bank in the US with the US routing # and then have it go directly to your Philippines bank account. If you need more details and the US routing # let me know and i will get all of the info needed. Basically, if you are sending a large amount of money (more than $2000) you need to appear in person. If you are doing a transfer of less money from one bank to Metro the fee is $8. If you happen to have a USD Philippine account with Metro Bank you can receive USD in your account. If you have a peso account the rate exchanged is .35 less than the rate posted on the Metro Bank site https://www.metrobank.com.ph/
  11. Do any of you keep bees or practice falconry in the Philippines? Do you raise cockerels for Derby? Please tell me about your experience there. I am still living in the US and trying to prepare for my life in the Philippines. The missing part of my plan is what I will do for hobbies and where to find quality friends who don't look at me as an ATM. I would like to keep some old hobbies and try some new. I have never done Falconry or raised a Derby participant.
  12. I am in a very similar position. Almost 50, (my wife is 10 years younger) and ready mentally to retire. I am fortunate that I like my job but I want to do many things that I can't while I am working. It's not an easy decision but as I have been reading here for 2 years, the majority are happy they did it! Go for it and share your experience here.
  13. There are many gays in the hair salons in the area. Most of them are girly boys.
  14. I only know the Muzon San Jose Del Monte area ( 10 miles from Tungko)and there are almost zero white people :) There is a German gent that's been living there for 15 years.
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