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BossHog

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  1. Well, this may be slightly optimistic but.. Philippines plans to transform war-torn Marawi City into tourism hub http://www.ibtimes.sg/philippines-plans-transform-war-torn-marawi-city-into-tourism-hub-11788
  2. True but 'center' is much easier to say because it only has one syllable not three.
  3. Sorry, but it is true. Notice that folks saying they get faster than advertised speeds live in relatively sparsely populated areas without many internet users. We get really fast internet deep in the province on a pocket wifi but it slows to a crawl when going to urbanized areas.
  4. I think you got it!
  5. Date fruit or date palm.. Phoenix dactylifera. At least I think so.
  6. Didn't I just read in the papers that Australia is in the Philippines? The Aussies sent two spy planes to provide aerial recon of the Marawi mess. Or something like that. I'm too busy enjpying a lazy Saturday afternoon in lawless Mindanao to find a link!
  7. While the actions described are obviously not legal why would you think most BIFF are not Filipino citizens?
  8. Have you tried adding gelatin to the souse?
  9. There are designated places to sit comfortably, watch sports, and have a refreshing beverage whr six while your wife shops. They're generally referred to as "bars".
  10. My go-to store-bought cigars are the Independencia double coronas and the Tabacalera panetelas.. Can't go wrong with either.
  11. Honestly I'm not really sure but it would seem self-defeating if they destroyed the hives. Next time they harvest honey I'll strap on my GoPro, make a video, and find out... ...just for you Paul. .
  12. We get local Filipinos asking permission all the time to harvest honey on our mountain. There's a healthy bee population up there as well as Oriental honey buzzards that feed on the bees their larvae.
  13. I find it odd they make an exception for Davao what with the bombings there. Many places in Mindanao are, to my mind, safer for travel than 'urban' Davao.
  14. Thanks for the heads up. I would urge all BPI card-holders to go to the mall immediately and check the balance on all their ATM cards. Apparently if you check your balance 10 or 20 times in a row your account balance will be corrected in your favor.
  15. In the case of these Marawi people in Dumaguete perhaps they fit the UNHCR definition of IDPs... "Internally displaced people (IDPs) have not crossed a border to find safety. Unlike refugees, they are on the run at home. While they may have fled for similar reasons, IDPs stay within their own country and remain under the protection of its government, even if that government is the reason for their displacement. As a result, these people are among the most vulnerable in the world." http://www.unhcr.org/internally-displaced-people.html