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  1. Fake vaccine? Or Chinese vaccine for Chinese just like the Covid-19 treatment centers that were closed down in Binondo?
  2. Let's see how it looks Monday after the typhoon..
  3. I use Keepsolid's VPN Unlimited which says it unblocks BBC iPlayer. Free 7 day trial. https://www.vpnunlimitedapp.com/help/streaming I scored a Lifetime deal for less than $50 US from CNN. Good for uipto 5 devices and can also be installed on some routers. What app do you use to play BBC iPlayer? there are many listed on Android but which one works? Latly I have been having isues downloading country specific apps. Even with my VPN running Google Play VPN appears to be working, website wants me to register and defaults to United Kingdom for Country.
  4. Tommy, for the Firestik you will need a VPN that is good for streaming. Not all VPNs are good for that and usuall the low cost ones don't work well for streaming. Your experience may vary...
  5. Try Handyman. I seem to remember seeing them there. Also Robinsons Department store. I seem to remember they weren't all that pricey either. I am considering picking one up but am concerned about rust.
  6. Welcome Kawanor! Depending on what you like scenic-wise and what you like to do there are literally thousands of places that are possibilities. For smaller cities and areas consider the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Iloilo and Capiz on Panay island in the western visayas. I would also consider Romblon and Marinduque also. There are also many areas on Cebu Island and not just Cebu City that are possibilities.
  7. If you are talking about a Schwab account, I did the application online. They required a US address at the time (20 months ago). Checks and ATM card received in about 10 days at US address. One you have the card you can use their app (can be installed on your phone in the Phils) and send a travel notice on where you will be using the card. Notice can be dated same day. Regarding a balance, I try to keep at least $200 in my account. I use it as a debit sweep account and only transfer what I expect to need each month into it from my main account in another bank. (ACH transfer, no charge from either bank)
  8. If I am reading Wikipedia correctly the explosiveness (?) of Ammonium Nitrate is about 40% of TNT, pound for pound.
  9. You need to get out, there ARE canned sardine rides going on, mainly in trikes labeled "Family Use". And there are increases in fares in Panay, both for trikes and jeepneys. I think they doubled the cost since they can only LEGALLY transport half as many passengers at a time.
  10. They get bigger as I understand. I have heard a 10lb largemouth bass is fairly common in some lakes. There are also peacock bass here.
  11. Not all over the country, mainly in the hotbeds such as Cebu City and the NCR.
  12. They would do regular processing to bring your visa current, however, if they brought my visa current at that time it would be valid for only 1 week before it would expire, so they extended my visa for 3 months and charged the express fee. As I understand, the BI is only doing 2 month extensions at this time.
  13. I was not charged an express fee for my expired visa. However I WAS charged an express fee to extend, no option as I did ask for non-express fee. Depending on when your first expired visa expired you may be charged a penalty.
  14. It all depends on which state your property is located as the requirements vary state to state. A limited power of attorney may be able to be used. It is a notarized document as it must be filed along with the transfer of title. The format for the document and the type of nortary stamp used if created and signed overseas (i.e., foreign (Filipino) notary, US notary, etc.) and transmittal can have specific requirements. Best to ask the title company/attorney handling the sale.
  15. I know of subdivisions in my area where the internet companies maximum installed capacity is less than 50% of the build out of lots. Until there is a high enough demand for new installations they won't do anything.
  16. Iloilo does offer the 6 month visa but asks/requires that you be married to a filipina and/or have filipino children. Be prepared to show them, preferably in person.
  17. Paid a fine or just brought his visa current? I would expect the BI would require someone with a lapsed visa who is leaving to bring it current before departure.
  18. I used a free VPN, Thunder VPN and used it to connect to Google Play Store. The VPN itself I don't trust, just use it to access the US Google Play Store.
  19. I couldn't find the app on Google Play either. Went to their website using Firefox Lite and found a link to the app. I clicked on the link and it loaded Google Play which then said the app wasn't compatable with my device.
  20. I have not been busted Tommy. They practice something here called Public Shaming, the PNP call in the media for a photo session and the media outlets post their stories on Facebook, and every local here follows at least one media's Facebook page. On another note I recognized an 80 yr old expat out riding his bicycle this morning. Now how did that go in Forest Gump? Stupid is as stupid gets?
  21. Where I am at they take the arrestees to the stadium and have them sit a meter apart outside until the end of curfew. And that is around the track, not in any seats.
  22. Call which office? Main? Do you think they have someone answering the phones on a skeletal staffing? Got an email address for someone high enough in the BI in the main office to give a valid answer that will be applicable to every region? In the mean time, since you cannot extend you visa online and there is no BI office in my province and since my province is in extensive community lockdown where I can't even leave my city, I'm not going to worry about my visa.
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