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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. Travel Requirements http://www.immigration.gov.ph/faqs/travel-req 1. What are travel requirements for Philippine citizens with tourist-purpose visas? Unexpired DFA-issued passport (at least six-months valid) Unexpired visa (if visa-required at final destination); and Return ticket. 2. When are additional documents required? Consistent with anti-human trafficking, -human smuggling, and -illegal recruitment laws, additional documents shall be required after (1), when: a. Passenger discloses a doubtful, false or suspect travel intent; b. Passports and travel documents/visas are counterfeit, fraudulent, falsified, simulated or tampered; and Passenger’s totality of circumstances manifests a well-founded certainty of human trafficking, smuggling or illegal recruitment. 2.1. What are considered under 2(c)? Age/Health; Educational attainment; Financial capability for travel; Travel history, if any; and Final destination. 3. What are documents required for sponsored-travel? a. Philippine Embassy or consulate-authenticated Affidavit of Support with Undertaking showing: 4th civil degree of consanguinity relationship between sponsor and the passenger, e.g., pinsang buo or affinity, e.g., bayaw/hipag/biyenan); Sponsor’s financial capacity and legal status; and Sponsor’s contact information; and/or b. Philippine Embassy or consulate-authenticated Affidavit of Support with Undertaking showing: Sponsor’s financial capacity and legal status; Sponsor’s contact details; and c. Sponsor’s corporate registration papers, if applicable. d. In cases of a local sponsor traveling with the passenger, a duly notarized Affidavit of Support and Undertaking which shall contain the following: Sponsor’s financial capacity; Sponsor’s undertaking is for passenger’s tourist travel with intent to return; Sponsor’s complete residential address of the sponsor and contact details; and Sponsor’s corporate registration papers, if applicable.
  2. You're now! Say to yourself
  3. Oh well! I guess you have no more secrets to hide. She's got you hooked, line and sinker until you make it a permanent arrangement after a trail period. You are having a trail period aren't you just in case it doesn't work out between the two of you?
  4. Don't ever take your girlfriend to your high end Rockwell Condo in Manila http://tinyurl.com/k3yd9gy to show off your wealth, if you still have it. Dollar $ign$ will flash before her eyes and give her more reasons to keep you in her tight clutches. She will regret it if her big catch got away.
  5. Ask them for their social security numbers and have someone to see if they have been contributing. If not, you will need to provide for them for the rest of their lives out of your own pocket, which you seem to plan on doing. What a nice guy you are! Is my assumption correct?
  6. Yes, I'm proud to be an American and I honor and praise those men and women today serving our country and for those who gave their lives to fight for us to give us a great country. Here's my tribute to them from a great singer with the touching heart felt lyrics and music:
  7. Don't get me wrong, I love eating raw fish and oysters in my younger days, but nowadays they're just full of parasites and or other toxins that can kill anyone from the inside out. Real scary! https://www.fda.gov/food/resourcesforyou/consumers/ucm077331.htm You Need To Know It's always best to cook seafood thoroughly to minimize the risk of food borne illness. However, if you choose to eat raw fish anyway, one rule of thumb is to eat fish that has been previously frozen. Some species of fish can contain parasites, and freezing will kill any parasites that may be present. However, be aware that freezing doesn't kill all harmful microorganisms. That's why the safest route is to cook your seafood. An Important Note About Oysters: Some oysters are treated for safety after they are harvested. That information may or may not be on the label. However, these oysters should still not be eaten raw by people at risk for food borne illness. The post-harvest treatment eliminates some naturally occurring pathogens, but it does not remove all pathogens that can cause illness.
  8. 25 yrs ago, I had raw fish at a restaurant in Okinawa, Japan. I had the worse LBM in my life. Since then I never eat raw fish or oysters.
  9. The guy is in training to become an instructor at Sea World or Sea Life Park. I assume he's practicing Killer Whale CPR.
  10. Enjoy your retirement lifestyle. I am for the past 19 yrs now.
  11. What's your allowance every month for your RC toys? For you only or + 1 more? What kind of a lifestyle do you want? That may be more than enough in the PH.
  12. I don't have an answer for you other than that there has to be a reason why your Toledo LTO is the way it is due to corruption of the officials and or fixers that maybe trying to squeeze money from the applicants renewing their licenses. In our NCR region of Luzon, I never had to go directly to the main LTO office, since they have a few satellite offices around town in certain malls and a few LTO Representative at some of the smog inspection stations that does vehicle registrations. I too live in Laguna as M.C.A., but in Sta. Rosa. There's an LTO representative assigned to a smog inspection station just down the road a few miles from where we live and he does our vehicle's registration every year for more the 12 yrs now. The license plates though has still been back logged for almost a year and a half now, still no clue when they will be available. I just renewed my driver's license before the new 5 yr license was implemented and waited 8 months to get my 3 yr plastic license I.D. card, never any questions or the 3rd degree. The process was simple, no forms involved as long the same info is still current. I paid the required fees, they took my picture and gave me back my old license and slip of paper to call or text when my license will be available. I called and text the number to no avail. So, I just went to where their office in a Mall where I applied just 15 minutes drive from where we live. 8 months later, my license was ready.
  13. IMO Racial discrimination is alive and well in the Philippines with the silent Filipino majority, but Du30 picks and chooses who he doesn't like at any given time. The U.S. is out and now Japan, China and Russia are in, in order to drum up business to simulate the Philippine economy. Will it improve the development of the Philippines and or in turn reduce racism in the country? Just have to wait and see. The Philippines is a fickled country, they do not trust and not loyal to any one country after the Philippines was colonized by the U.S. from Dec 1898 and obtained their "full" independence on July 4, 1946. That's why Du30's iron-fisted administration is testing the waters.
  14. Don't worry, the mods and or admin will just ban you from the thread and or delete your posts that do not relate to the topic at hand. They're just doing their jobs to steer us all towards the right direction to stay on topic.