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  2. Some good spots on Cuyo Island, particularly for wind surfers and kite boarders in the right seasons. Here's a guy who lives the life. Made his own craft out of two sail boards and a small motor, heads offshore with his lovely lady late afternoons. Calls into the main beach to collect a pizza from a German guy on Cuyo who makes an excellent pizza, then heads out for the sunset.
  3. Ever since we lived in our area, we only have had a few jeepneys servicing our area. We also have no taxis or buses here, but we do have passenger tricycles just along main street and not allowed in most subdivisions. More and more private vehicles though make up most of the traffic here on weekends due to the numerous shopping in our area of Sta. Rosa, Nuvali Laguna and towards Tagaytay, which is a tourist destination for out of towners.
  4. Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan. Nice beach, and some surf at times. Sandflies a bit ferocious though.
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  6. That's what I hinted at earlier ....this agents fee thing might be at the root of it all....but in all the press editorials and political rhetoric from the local press nobody seems to want to point out this elephant in the room...quite suprised we are talking openly about in now on this forum. i think the agent fee thing might extend as far as this bonkers scheme for the BRT... as we all know it will never work city wide but I think it was never really intended to ...they just want to get phase1 in place which is a link between osmena circle and the SRP so that they can drive up land prices and of course commission fees....that's all it is.
  7. No difference in the part of the city we live, tons of bumper to bumper traffic as usual.
  8. I doubt seriously that you will find an equivalent to Montebello Villa for amenities and price. It is in a quiet location, and is almost park-like with its lawns, trees and pools. The food isn't bad at their restaurant, and if you tire of it, there are plenty of restaurants in the Country Mall / BTC area. It is very kid-friendly. I can't think of any other place in the Cebu Metro area that can give you all of that for the price that Montebello Villa charges. Other hotels have pools and restaurants, and are close to malls, but they certainly don't have anyplace where little kids can run and play.
  9. We normally stay at the Montebello Villa Hotel when we go to Cebu... our children are 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 ... any alternative suggestions about the same price? http://www.montebellovillahotel.com/ Thanks
  10. Keep the strike going! The companies who need to get their workers there will find a solution. Entrepreneurs who don't want to follow unions will keep working. Less wheels on the road is what this country needs.
  11. I'm looking to increase my library of songs... I use YouTube most of the time but Vevo ization of the songs on it is making it more difficult for me to download new songs etc. Any suggestions where else I might try?
  12. Some more..... SC reinstates estafa charge vs owner of theme park Philippine Daily Inquirer / 09:51 PM July 19, 2013 SUBIC BAY FREEPORT—The Supreme Court (SC) has reinstated criminal charges for estafa filed against a top official of Ocean Adventure Marine Park here by one of its business partners involving up to $2 million in investments. The high court’s Second Division, in a June 26 decision, set aside the decisions by the Court of Appeals (CA) and the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court (RTC), which dismissed the complaint against Timothy Desmond, chair and chief executive officer of Subic Bay Marine Exploratorium Inc. (SBMEI), for lack of probable cause. The SBMEI operates the marine theme park. Desmond was accused of misleading his investor, Virginia de los Santos-Dio, into infusing $1.15 million into the marine park. Dio is the majority stockholder of HS Equities Ltd. and authorized representative of Westdale Assets Ltd., which also invested $1 million in the Miracle Beach Hotel Project that included “the development of a resort owned by Desmond adjoining Ocean Adventure,” the court said. Reached by the Inquirer on Friday, Desmond said the lawsuit arose from a “failed takeover” of Ocean Adventure. He said Dio’s investments are “all there and all accounted for.” Lawyer Teodoro Cruz, Desmond’s counsel, said they are appealing the high court’s decision. Dio said Desmond misled her into believing the park was financially healthy when it had been losing money. She also claimed that Desmond diverted $72,362 from a special account Wesdale set up for the Miracle Beach expenditure for the operating expenses of Ocean Adventure, the court said. But the Olongapo RTC ruled in 2004 that the city prosecutor had no evidence that estafa took place. Its decision was affirmed by the CA in 2006. The high court, however, said that “when a perceived gap in the evidence leads to a ‘neither this nor that’ conclusion, a purposeful resolution of the ambiguity is preferable over a doubtful dismissal of the case.” “Given that the lack of probable cause had not been clearly established in this case, the CA erred and the RTC gravely abused its discretion by ruling to dismiss” the case against Desmond, the high court said. “These cases must stand the muster of a full-blown trial where the parties could be given, as they should be given, the opportunity to ventilate their respective claims and defenses on the basis of which the court can properly resolve the factual disputes,” the high court said Read more: \
  13. Found this info at LinkedIn about Scott Sharpe who lits his current position as Senior Director of Marine Operations & Chairman – Dive Board and Water Safety Team, Ocean Adventure. I took BMP since some may not have linkedin access 1.bmp 2.bmp 3.bmp GRRR now why didn't the photos show here.. Sorry.. didn't mean to just give you a link.
  14. It is a dangerous path to start thinking that local politicians in the Philippines are doing anything just because its the right thing to do. It might happen once in a blue moon, but I would bet it was an accident. Generally speaking, unless it helps them personally, or helps their family, they won't support anything.
  15. GEE, I didn't notice any difference either. Maybe they should stay on strike another day and I will check again tomorrow. To really tell how it will affect the working people maybe they should stay on strike at least a year. ALL the jeepneys.
  16. I doubt he could actually draw public support. People are not really into politics here. But he may think he's doing the right thing. It's a dangerous path...
  17. I have no idea but for 999 php a month for 8 Mb/s + the tv channels I think it is a good price I had globe before was only 2 Mb/s and NO tv cost 1099 php hmm
  18. 5 1/2 years living there and could never get over this-the beggars and squatters-especially the kids.
  19. I've had a look at the Sky website, are they part of Rupert Murdochs empire? Their prices suggest they might be lol
  20. I hope so That is what I am counting on I just got the sky cable less than a week ago so I do not know yet
  21. Does Fox have F1 with English commentary? Live or with recorded highlights?
  22. Used to wonder about that constantly. People who are struggling to get enough rice to eat will pay 20p to go a block. Boggles the mind.
  23. There's a video out now of the beheading. Not going to post the link.
  24. yar and no radiator cap wat dat
  25. Over the last 10 years we have shipped over 50 Forex boxes from Houston and have never had an issue. I have one my son sent in January that arrived on the 22nd and is warehoused in Manila awaiting to be delivered here in Surigao. I like that you can track your package on their website as as you stated they take a photo of the person who signs for the box and sends it back to the sender. I too strongly endorse the service. http://forexworld.us/
  26. Didn't notice much difference in Cebu City. I'm not sure I understand the protest...seems the drivers are up in arms about not wanting to upgrade the vehicles. Most of these drivers are not owners...I would think they would want to upgrade. These machines are held together with duck tape and bumper stickers. I was in obne today that the driver had a tube that fed the radiator and every couple of blocks he'd pour a bottle of water into it!
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    • Some good spots on Cuyo Island, particularly for wind surfers and kite boarders in the right seasons. Here's a guy who lives the life. Made his own craft out of two sail boards and a small motor, heads offshore with his lovely lady late afternoons. Calls into the main beach to collect a pizza from a German guy on Cuyo who makes an excellent pizza, then heads out for the sunset.
    • Ever since we lived in our area, we only have had a few jeepneys servicing our area. We also have no taxis or buses here, but we do have passenger tricycles just along main street and not allowed in most subdivisions. More and more private vehicles though make up most of the traffic here on weekends due to the numerous shopping in our area of Sta. Rosa, Nuvali Laguna and towards Tagaytay, which is a tourist destination for out of towners.
    • Long Beach, San Vicente, Palawan. Nice beach, and some surf at times. Sandflies a bit ferocious though.
    • That's what I hinted at earlier ....this agents fee thing might be at the root of it all....but in all the press editorials and political rhetoric from the local press nobody seems to want to point out this elephant in the room...quite suprised we are talking openly about in now on this forum. i think the agent fee thing might extend as far as this bonkers scheme for the BRT... as we all know it will never work city wide but I think it was never really intended to ...they just want to get phase1 in place which is a link between osmena circle and the SRP so that they can drive up land prices and of course commission fees....that's all it is. 
    • No difference in the part of the city we live, tons of bumper to bumper traffic as usual.