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  1. Excellent information! We need a big transformer :) and now I am seeing that the price is actually not that bad.
  2. Thank you for the responses. I will send someone down to Meralco to see about a better more accurate price. I need to do the calculations but we will need a larger unit. In the US we have 200AMP service and I believe that will equal a 50kva transformer. For the Philippines the equation goes like this ; for a 50 KVA transformer we will multiply 50 x 1000 and then divide it by 240v. That gives us 208 amps.
  3. jimeve, did you buy the transformer? How much?
  4. How far from your house is the power transformer? Ours is almost 1 kilometer and when we turn on to much power voltage drops to 170 volts. power company said P200,000 to install a new transformer. I am also assuming it would not be our transformer and we would be sharing with others.
  5. I had some bad luck in 2017 while visiting and ended up in the hospital as well. I was satisfied with the treatment and very happy with the prices. Long story short, I had pneumonia and they saw mass in the lung. I was 46 years old and a week away from traveling back to the US. Anyway I made it back to US for follow up care and the mass was just nipple shadow but I was found to have Latent TB. Latent TB means that at some point I was exposed to someone that had TB and was contagious and the disease was in my system but I was not contagious. I Went through the optional treatment in the US and paid thousands out of pocket. The mistake in the Philippines was they never should have let me travel until determining it was Latent TB and not full blown TB. I have many friends that are physicians in the Philippines and they say almost half of Filipinos will test positive for TB (being Latent TB). The determination between latent and full blown contagious TB is a mass in the lungs...... It was actually one of my Filipino physician friends that recommended I get tested for TB when back in the US. He had worked in a TB hospital whiel in school and told me lots of stories. Anyway my Asawa and I are headed back to the Philippines in January for three weeks.
  6. 150000 complete. The well is a bit above average as we are using much more water than most. The in-law's put wells on all of their properties in the last 2 years.
  7. Apparently they are having the exact same issue north of Manila. Our place is very close to the Angat dam which supplies parts of Manila. The water has been turned off for more than half of each day for the past 2 months. Every time its turned back on its dirty so as many others have done, we now have a well.
  8. Looks just like my 1968 minus the pipes. That was a great car
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I have a few friends that are doctors at Cebu Doctors. I will ask them for recommendation
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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