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  1. marine6357

    Monthly meet up, Dumaguete

    Then a bonus No birthday, no getting older
  2. marine6357

    Hmmmmmmmmmm Empty Morning

    Jack my condolences to you and your family. may he rest in peace.
  3. marine6357

    Possible Senior Discounts For Expats Coming!

    Where did you get those figures? Everywhere I have looked and seen is well below those figures. https://www.indeed.com/salaries/Server-Salaries
  4. marine6357

    cebu city, recommendations?

    Dave is correct What are you wanting to do while there is the key thing. On my first visit to there I stayed near Osmena Circle and would probably stay there again. Was convenient for me and the price was not bad. Let me know if you want the hotel I stayed at or just look at my previous post about my trip.
  5. marine6357

    Going back to Cebu in November to see GF...

    Good luck and have fun.
  6. marine6357

    RIP Roy Clark

    I don't know how many country music fans there are here, but country music lost a legend the other day. Rest in peace Mr. Roy Clark. This scene was just incredible. Wow
  7. Yes crossing into Canada used to be much easier but not anymore, As US citizen you will need either an Enhanced Drivers license or your passport to cross same as coming back to USA. As for the filipino PP holder I am am unsure about visa requirement. So remember even if a US citizen will need one of those 2 types of ID. Good luck and if you do decide to do Niagara Falls give me a holler Can give some good advice on things to do things to avoid and restos or hotels to stay at.
  8. A retiree who applies for a Special Resident Retiree Visa (SRRV) has the option to enroll to the program based from his retirement status. Retirement Option and their Required Time Deposit 1. With Pension - 50 years old and above - the required time deposit is US$10,000.00 plus a monthly pension of US$800.00 for a single applicant and US$1,000 for couple. 2. Without Pension 35 to 49 years old - US$50,000.00 time deposit 50 years old and above - US$20,000.00 time deposit Former Filipino Citizens (at least 35 years old, regardless of the number of dependents - US$1,500.00) Ambassadors of Foreign Countries who served and retired in the Philippines, current and former staff members of international organizations including ADB (at least 50 years old) - US$1,500.00 Also if former Honorably Discharged military can get the reduced rate. Except for the military section Here is the website for more info http://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/visa/special-resident-retirees-visa-srrv
  9. marine6357

    knife crime in England

    Why do you have to make it a political issue instead of what it is a crime issue?
  10. marine6357

    Halloween period, Something I just can't get used to

    I agree 100% with you on this I loved experiencing the culture when I was there. But no way in hell was I trying balut.
  11. Thought that was only in America? lol
  12. marine6357

    Luzon - Super Typhoon Yutu

    My God, sir is there nothing you wont do for a beer.
  13. Here is a link to the technology if interested. https://mashable.com/2017/11/30/verizon-5g-home-internet-2018/#lr5AZoew0qqM
  14. Yes me too was hoping for someone Like Verizon or ATT or even Carlos Slim of Mexico. Verizon is now rolling out 5g here in the states and investing a small fortune in it. In a statement from the company they have said "In our 5G trials, we achieved download speeds roughly 30-50 times faster than what is possible with 4G." and "should expect typical network speeds around 300 Mbps and, depending on location, peak speeds of nearly 1 Gbps, with no data caps." In short, Verizon 5G Home customers should typically expect extremely fast internet speeds. Now wouldn't that be something? Sorry but wanted to have full disclosure here I am retired from Verizon but do not have any financial interest with them anymore I own no stocks or bonds in them and I took a pension buyout from them so no vested interest.
  15. Found this hopeful for both US and Philippines. MANILA -- The Philippine and United States governments jointly announced that huge strides have been made towards resolving bilateral trade issues under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), saying that both parties are committed to enhance economic ties. This was contained in a joint statement issued by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez on Monday evening here. In the joint statement, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recognized the Philippines’ adherence to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, ensuring WTO-consistent valuation on agricultural imports as well as the country’s commitment to fair trade by not launching policies that would restrict or prohibit the entry of US products to the Philippine market. The USTR also noted that Philippine government’s effort to protect geographical indications (GI). On the other hand, the Philippine government welcomed the resolution of the issues on market access for its agricultural products such as mango, young green coconuts, and carrageenan, as well as the inclusion of travel goods under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) granted by the US government to the Philippines. Under the US GSP, some USD1.5 billion worth of Philippine exports to the US entered the market duty-free. Moving forward, the two governments committed to strengthen bilateral economic relations. “Both governments agree that enhanced bilateral engagement on trade under the TIFA should include work that yields benefits for agricultural producers, importers, exporters and consumers, and intend to work together in a number of areas,” the joint statement read. Lighthizer and Lopez stated that the two countries will collaborate on the “development of cold chain requirements and best practices in the Philippines, taking into account international guidelines and codes of practice regarding food hygiene adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission”. The trade officials said they will involve the private sector in improving the existing cold chain here, while the US government, subject to the availability of its resources, will provide technical assistance to enhance cold chain development and management in the Philippines. “Both governments agree to continue technical dialogue and policy discussions on the National Retail Payments System (NRPS) and other measures related to electronic payment services, including domestic retail debit and credit electronic payment transactions,” noting the US government’s support to boost the e-commerce in the Philippines. “Both governments agree to a continued dialogue on priority issues of interest to both countries, including for the Philippines, discussions on seeking relief from U.S. safeguard measures on solar cells and Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum,” it added. The Philippines and the US likewise committed to collaborate for a work program under the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-US TIFA for automotive standard issues. Meanwhile, during the visit of US President Donald Trump in Manila for the ASEAN Summit, he welcomed the suggestion of the DTI for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the US and the Philippines and considered to explore FTA discussions. In a text message on Tuesday, Lopez said following his joint statement with the USTR that both governments are planning to launch scoping discussions for an FTA. However, the USTR has to notify the US Congress before it starts any formal negotiations for a free trade deal with any country. In 2016, two-way trade between the Philippines and US reached USD27 billion, making the US one of the top trade partners of the Philippines. (PNA) http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1051884