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  1. Oh, the poor darlings. I'm not sure about these crims being given the vaccine ahead of a lot of upright citizens. Perhaps a good way of cleaning up the gene pool ?
  2. 17 October 2021 PRESS RELEASE BI clarifies entry of alien tourists not yet allowed in PH MANILA, Philippines - The Bureau of Immigration (BI) clarified that foreign tourists are not yet allowed to enter the Philippines despite coming from green list countries. In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente reiterated that only Filipinos, balikbayan, and those with valid and existing long term visas from green and yellow list countries are allowed to enter. He said the reiteration came as the Bureau received numerous queries from foreign tourists who wish to fly to the Philippines already. Morente added that Filipinos coming from red list countries may return via repatriation flights and bayanihan flights organized by government or non-government agencies. On Friday, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) released an updated list of Red, Green and Yellow List counries. Said lists are effective starting October 16, 2021 up to October 31, 2021. Romania has been classified under Red List, while 49 countries have been placed under the green list. Included in the Green List are Algeria, American Samoa, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Chad, China (Mainland), Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Eritrea, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Gibraltar, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China), Kiribati, Madagascar, Mali, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, -----------, Niue, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Poland, Saba (Special Municipality of the Kingdom of the Netherlands), Saint Helena, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Sint Eustatius, Solomon Islands, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and Yemen. The IATF-MEID said that all other countries not mentioned are classified under the Yellow List. The testing and quarantine protocols of those arriving under these lists, according to the IATF-MEID, shall be implemented and monitored by the Bureau of Quarantine. "Despite these travel restrictions, we remain hopeful that international travel will be safely revived soon," said Morente. https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration/posts/237339875100459 Marvellous.
  3. Skype also offer a 'home country' phone number. ( I discovered that I can also phone government and other 'freephone' numbers in my country (England) through Skype. ) My (UK) bank is happy enough to send texts to either my phone with a British SIM card in it, that I brought here with me 4 years ago, or the phone with my local (Globe) SIM, here in the Philippines.
  4. Yes, I do understand that you're basically 'at their mercy'....in the interests of wildlife protection.... and there is precious little of that in the Phils, fair enough. Imagine what it must be like in India, where there are millions more of the buggers doing what the hell they like, nevermind cattle wandering around the streets.
  5. Wish they were so efficient in my country. Half the population of London would be packing their bags.
  6. Shame. Little twats. A 12 bore might be a handy purchase.
  7. I do understand... of course (and I have brought a bride back to my country in the past). That is why I said 'SOME' of these lovesick dopes'.
  8. Some of these lovesick dopes (from reading their comments) need to understand that there is a pandemic at the moment. Those with kids here I can understand, naturally....though I think they can come anyway, can't they, with appropriate visa ? Of course they will have needed to have actually bothered to have gone through all the correct processes here , as regards having their name on the child's birth cert, etc. Those just missing the sex... tough. It's up to the government...and insulting them won't help.
  9. Agree. It has become an affliction, rather than an asset, for many people.
  10. Here is what they (BI) put on their Facebook page . Check the last paragraph : . 03 October 2021 PRESS RELEASE BI rotates 341 NAIA personnel Starting Sunday, more than 300 officers of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will be reporting to their new terminal assignments as part of the agency’s continuing campaign to curb corruption among its personnel. Atty. Carlos Capulong, BI Acting Port Operations Chief, disclosed that Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente has approved his recommendation to implement the rotation scheme at the premiere port on October 3. Capulong said the 341 BI officers to be rotated do not yet include the 99 newly-hired immigration inspectors who are still undergoing on-the-job training at the airport. After the new recruits have finished their training, they, too, will be dispersed and deployed to the country’s major ports, he added. “This will be the last rotation of our NAIA personnel this year as the next reshuffle will be implemented during the first quarter of 2022,” Capulong said. It was learned that aside from BI officers manning NAIA’s immigration counters, the BI will also rotate the terminal assignments of 77 immigration supervisors assigned at the airport. Earlier, Morente announced that the Bureau is fast tracking the recruitment of nearly 200 new BI officers who will be deployed to the NAIA and other major ports early next year. The BI Chief had stressed the need to field more immigration inspectors after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said it was considering to raise the daily cap on passenger arrival, and reopen other airports to international travel. Morente also said he remains hopeful that international travel will normalize early next year, as the country continues to aggressively pursue its efforts to vaccinate the whole population and achieve herd immunity against Covid-19.
  11. Trying to work out whether that is more than will have been paid to voters for next year's winning presidential candidate.
  12. How time flies. June 2016.... before a hollow block was laid... .
  13. A quick look around our garden this morning... .
  14. Well, good thing my Mrs is partial to 'old stuff', is all I can say.
  15. One has to be careful what one posts here in the wonderful Philippines, so may I just say how distraught I am, that the wonderful President is stepping down, the only compensation being that his wonderful, beautiful, and equally highly intelligent and sophisticated daughter, will no doubt be taking over the reins, and good governence, here in the peaceful, poriner-priendly, pristine Philippines.
  16. Prices are not falling in Pangasinan, where my shack is located. .
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