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  2. So you give example of places you NOT have been to yet? understood you right or haha
  3. The problem with SSA outreach visits to Cebu is that they will only confirm that they are having one about two weeks before they do it, and they don't run them on a regular schedule. They basically just do one whenever they feel like getting out of Manila for a few days. Therefore, it is impossible to plan on them. The other problem with that is that I don't believe they have full access to the SSA computers when they are here in Cebu. I thought about catching them in Cebu when I first applied for benefits, but they couldn't tell me when they would actually be in Cebu. As much as I hate Manila, the process for applying for SSA benefits at the US Embassy was really smooth and without any problems. We made an appointment, but I don't know if that is actually necessary.
  4. In the Negros region, at least, it is very common for politicians, illegal miners, loggers, landowners, etc. who are involved in the destruction of natural resources to fall victim to NPA assassinations.
  5. https://philkotse.com/car-buying-and-selling/car-ownership-transfer-in-the-philippines-7-steps-to-do-2617 There are many websites, and even the LTO has guidelines on selling a car. It doesn’t take a lot of time. If you have weeks before you leave, after the sale, why not just do it the normal way? The buyer, who may want to resell the car may have to do the same (nature of the LTO) but that is his issue, not yours.
  6. Was this official killed because he was assisting in the ecological destruction of the region? Could this could mean being bribed to give permission for permits that are not supposed to be issued? If that is the case, it would be the first time I have heard of this type of assassination. Usually, it seems that the illegal mining, logging, etc are the ones hiring killers to get rid of those trying to protect the land and the environment.
  7. They know them - just don't follow them Counter flowing on Escario and using left hand turn lane to push ahead - w/o enforcer 6 abreast - w = 0 for either
  8. Don't worry you are not on your own, most Filipino's don't know them either.
  9. Truthfully I have never studied the traffic laws in the Philippines, I am just a tourist
  10. Hi Shadow, I read it is within the buyer's rights to request that. Obviously my car is registered and 100% legal...do I have to supply that by law to any buyer I sell to?
  11. The HPG certification is a safeguard that the car has not been stolen. Their registration system is so poor that vehicles are often stolen in Manila or elsewhere and sold in the Visayas or Mindanao, and they transfer registration and get away with it! Also, vehicles are often illegally imported...
  12. Thanks Jawny...so I would in essence be giving him permission to sell the car for me even though he bought it from me (but without a completely filled out Bill-of-Sale) ? Since i have other options I'm wondering if it might be easier/better to sell car to someone who will use it themselves.
  13. Thanks Shadow...Since I had anticipated that it might take a while to sell the car, there will be a few week overlap between when I sell it to this guy and when I leave the country, which was a small concern. It's sounds like I don't have a huge amount to be worried about if I get the second document. He also is requesting that I go down to the local highway patrol office here in Lahug and get certification that my car has not been involved in illegal activity. That sounds reasonable .
  14. Having had to wear a helmet in 110F / 44C x 90% humidity for hours on end I can sympathize with the anti-helmet people
  15. As a matter of fact we just had another Aftershock approx. 15 minutes ago that brought the neighborhood out into the street. I just came in. No one brought any beer so I was not staying. 😆
  16. Wouldn't it just be easier to wear a helmet and follow the traffic laws ?
  17. Davao City if they try to give you a ticket, you just apologize, tell them you are new to the country, and praise the Philippines and the citizens and then ask for forgiveness while slipping 200 peso to the crocodile
  18. Here's one that didnt get away. https://www.biliranisland.com/blogs/2019/10/16/driver-bumps-lto-officer/
  19. NDRRMC sent a text message to my neighbor's phone a little over an hour after the quake. We did not hear about the tsunami rumor till about a half hour later. I Didi not get a first text till 6:19 the next morning.
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  21. Resorts are one of the best to spend lot of time and to enjoy with family or friends. These are my favorite beaches which I want to plan for next travel. Crimson Resort, Plantation Bay Resort , Daluyon Beach , El Nido Resorts , Pearl Farm Beach Resort
  22. How did you know the epicenter was on land and not at sea at that time?
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    A Thread About Nothing - Part Deux

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    Thank you for not breeding!

    I think I did my part...
  25. Semper paratus

    Thank you for not breeding!

    I did my part also. Sounds like a good idea to me.
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    • onemoretry
      So you give example of places you NOT have been to yet?  understood you right or haha
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      The problem with SSA outreach visits to Cebu is that they will only confirm that they are having one about two weeks before they do it, and they don't run them on a regular schedule. They basically just do one whenever they feel like getting out of Manila for a few days. Therefore, it is impossible to plan on them. The other problem with that is that I don't believe they have full access to the SSA computers when they are here in Cebu. I thought about catching them in Cebu when I first applied for benefits, but they couldn't tell me when they would actually be in Cebu. As much as I hate Manila, the process for applying for SSA benefits at the US Embassy was really smooth and without any problems. We made an appointment, but I don't know if that is actually necessary.
    • shadow
      In the Negros region, at least, it is very common for politicians, illegal miners, loggers, landowners, etc. who are involved in the destruction of natural resources to fall victim to NPA assassinations. 
    • Jawny
      https://philkotse.com/car-buying-and-selling/car-ownership-transfer-in-the-philippines-7-steps-to-do-2617   There are many websites, and even the LTO has guidelines on selling a car.  It doesn’t take a lot of time.  If you have weeks before you leave, after the sale, why not just do it the normal way? The buyer, who may want to resell the car may have to do the same (nature of the LTO) but that is his issue, not yours. 
    • Kreole
      Was this official killed because he was assisting in the ecological destruction of the region?  Could this could mean being bribed to give permission for permits that are not supposed to be issued?  If that is the case, it would be the first time I have heard of this type of assassination.  Usually, it seems that the illegal mining, logging, etc are the ones hiring killers to get rid of those trying to protect the land and the environment.
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