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      New Members: Click Here   03/09/2017

      Hello. If you are a new member, and feel a bit apprehensive about posting in the "open" forums, or, just wish to get your "sea legs" prior to posting in the open forums, feel free to post anything you wish to talk about, in the Newbies Forum. No one will bother you, or give you any sort of grief. Everyone there is happy to help you get answers to your questions.


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  1. Hmm, I thought this forum was for ALL foreigners in the Philippines... Some of us still have a few decades of work ahead ... unfortunately.
  2. Your helper made a heroic effort to get to work in time ... and taught you a bit about your property in the process ... Then you fired him??
  3. I've been through this process a couple of times now. It certainly applies to filipinas in their 20s. I would not know about older or younger age groups. Probably the same rules apply to both genders ... but there is some talk of protecting young women especially, against exploitation etc. Also, I guess most members here only have experience with (or intentions about) travelling with females.
  4. Hey, is Surf Camp Guiuan rebuilt by now ...?
  5. I don't think it is possible to get a "permission to leave" ... As far as I know, Filipinas are always questioned and occasionally stopped at the departure airport, if attempting to go abroad ... and there is no way to secure safe passage in advance. If such a document exists, I'd love to know about it.
  6. If you like carbonated water, you can make your own. It's just water and CO2. You'll need a pressurized bottle of CO2, a regulator, another pressurized bottle for the water, and some tubes and connectors. See Google for details and pictures.
  7. Those two issues don't sound like deal-breakers. (But then again, I've heard far worse reasons for avoiding a change or move...!)
  8. While they are trying to hide the reason by way of meaningless phrases, perhaps we can speculate? I'll go first: Nobody would lend money for fuel.
  9. More details here: https://juicerecipes.com
  10. I make my own juice, from fruit and vegetables. Actually it's a great way of getting your 5 a day, as you can use large quantities of carrots or beets for example... with just a bit of fruit. It's not cheap though. You'll need a juice machine - which costs a few thousand pesos. They are sold at S&R and probably at some malls. A budget approach can be to use a food processor , which will result in a mash or shake rather than a juice. The price of ingredients varies enormously, according to quality and vendor etc. It's fun to try various recipes, create your own, and see the effect of adding and removing certain fruit or veg. For example, I've learned that the inclusion of a few apples will make any concoction pleasantly sweet - with no need for actual sugar.
  11. The underground river at Sabang is a unique place. It runs through a set of caves which contain nine species of bats, a rare kind of spider, odd water creatures, and various other curiousities. It is a somewhat isolated ecosystem, not fully explored, and obviously not representative of Palawan generally.
  12. Ebay does not sell or deliver anything as such. Ebay is a marketplace, where millions of independent sellers and buyers interact. Some of the sellers are in the Philippines. Some of them will send to the Philippines. Some of them will be quick, some will give good service, etc.
  13. I'd rather have proper shelves in the bathroom, than a TV set... But it's cool that some heroes of the nation get a place to stay, anyway.
  14. If it were me, I would not worry about it... I'd go ahead, and travel wherever I want.
  15. And just a few posts ago, someone asked how fake news stories start out. You could have just explained the process ... No need to demonstrate it !!!