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  2. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (July 2, 2020) Location: The Philippines Event: Cebu City Under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ); Metro Manila, Talisay City, and other areas are under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) On July 1, the Philippine government announced the below classifications for areas in the country as a continued measure against the spread of COVID-19: Cebu City continues in Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) status from July 1 to July 15 because the Philippine government notes an increase of new cases; widespread community transmission; case doubling time of less than seven (7) days; and a significant increase in critical care utilization as compared to critical care capacity. Areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from July 1-15: Luzon – NCR (Metro Manila), Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Santiago City in Region II; Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Tarlac, Olongapo City in Region III; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon in Region IV-A. Visayas -- Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Mandaue City, Lau-Lapu Cityin Region VII. Mindanao -- Davao City and Zamboanga City. Talisay City. The rest of the country remains under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) until July 15, 2020. Local Government Units (LGUs), i.e. cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region, may still have curfews in effect to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Some provinces have implemented their own community quarantines. If you live in an area that has imposed a local curfew ordinance or similar community quarantine, please plan your activities and travel accordingly and monitor the relevant LGU’s website for their rules and regulations. Please comply with local quarantine requirements and strictly follow local authorities. Regardless of location, U.S. citizens are encouraged to continue to practice proper anti-virus safety protocols, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing. Routine U.S. citizen services, including all passport, citizenship, notary, and legal capacity to marry services are still suspended. For emergency services, including emergency passports and reports of death, please contact American Citizen Services via email at [email protected] or call +63 (2) 5301-2000. The U.S. Embassy is not accepting walk-ins at this time. Actions to Take: Contact the airlines directly for reservations and updated information. Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Monitor local news for updates. Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations. Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in the Philippines. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. Consult resources below as necessary: · Philippine Department of Health (DOH) · Philippine Department of Health (FAQs) · Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) · Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) · Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) · Philippine Maritime Industry Authority · Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs · Philippine Department Of Interior and Local Government · Philippine Department of Tourism · COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov · CDC page on COVID-19 · Philippines Travel Advisory · Philippines Country Information Page Assistance: U.S. Embassy in the Philippines 1201 Roxas Boulevard +63(2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63)(2) 5301-2000. State Department–Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444. State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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  4. Just wanted you to know I think this has been a very interesting thread. I think the prices have come down tremendously, making it more affordable for the average guy. Another part of that equation is actually finding a use for it, which you seem to have found. The last part of the equation is being able to figure out how to use the darn thing! Do you download the files to print something, or do you actually sit down and design your own?
  5. Printed up a few 450 Bushmaster PMAG followers yesterday
  6. This is about the most accurate summation of the current situation that I've read in some time. The current cycle of easing ↔ tightening lockdowns has an expiration date, as the economic damage and a starving populace can't tolerate it forever. Eventually there will be riots. The Filipino people really need to be pushed to the very edge before taking that step, though.. their tolerance is quite unparalleled. The infrastructure and culture here is not at a stage to support the kind of advanced contact tracing—and associated compliance—that Taiwan is able to pull off. So the lockdown is the go-to modus operandi. Highly targeted lockdowns and mask-wearing may be the country's best hope until med-tech can step in and save the day. From a historical perspective, this pandemic isn't much to write home about — barely registering on the death rate metric even when predictive analytics are applied. Of course that's of no help to those who have passed, but this virus has definitely hit above its weight from an economic damage viewpoint. Amazing how such an event has crippled economies and quite scary to imagine the world when a deadlier virus hits. Aren
  7. liquido

    IS PAL the most mismanaged airline?

    Im shocked...My paypal account was just credited by PAL today dating from March 19 flight Davao-Panglao..I kind of wrote that one off...
  8. SkyMan

    Only in the Philippines Photos & Videos

    Need to light 3 rooms? Genius!
  9. I don't think so. A friend said they were flying around Cebu City and that was unusual so that might be the goal there. Lilo-an has been pretty good about following the rules so I think they're just practicing. Doesn't even seem like they have the drones up at night any more.
  10. Well, got it today, 2 days after I would have in a US bank. Not too bad but minus a $6.50 remittance fee so I think I'll drop that idea.
  11. Excellent advice !!! Thanks so much.
  12. Kreole

    Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    The scams work enough to keep these assholes employed. On the other hand, there are so many cases of "old" folks getting sucked into these scams even after their family members advised them against it. Another variation of the scam is the internet love scam where past their prime women get hooked up to a dating site. Of course on the other end, the scammer needs money for this or that emergency, and of course the gullible victim doesn't want to lose the love of her life (even though she has never met the guy) and so begins her fleecing. At some point, you just can't save some people from themselves, so it is a waste of time. The most outrageous of all scams are the greedy money pastors who need money for a new jet or another wardrobe of $1,000 suits from Brooks Bros. You can see some examples on YouTube. It is kind of sickening to see how stupid people are, but you cannot fix stupid, as the saying goes. If ever an assassin needed a righteous vocation, then systematically knocking off each and every one of them would be a gift to mankind. However, it is a thankless task since it then becomes a wack a mole game as there are just too many people willing to forego reason for obsession (yes religion can be an obsession) so I am afraid it would be more work than one assassin could handle. The core problem is not the scammers as it is the uneducated and gullible people who have not been informed about the scams, or worse, ignore the warnings. And it is often too late to educate them after they have given away their life savings and even mortgaged their homes. Scammers don't just come from Nigeria or India, as they populate many other countries. And the internet is the gift that keeps on giving. So sad. The Philippines is just filled with Multiple Level Marketing scams that go unpunished. Even in the US the some of the biggest MLM scams like Herbalife and Amway are allowed to run their scams because they have so much money, they have bought off the Congress and the courts. It boggles the imagination. As P.T. Barnum once said, "There's a sucker born every minute", and no law can fix that.
  13. Edwin

    Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    Well, there was an anonymous winner of $1.5+ Billion in South Carolina a few years back so the rest of the story is probably true. Send him the funds to unlock your $20,000,000 account.
  14. cookie47

    Hearing aid batteries

    There are 2 shops noted as selling hearing aid batteries in Seaside, one still open till 3.pm Travel /lockdown may be your problem I guess. Sent from my MI MAX using Tapatalk
  15. cookie47

    Hearing aid batteries

    Lazada has them. Sent from my MI MAX using Tapatalk
  16. There are good reasons why people violate the restrictions. It is for the economic survival of their families. And I am not referring to expats who are in an economically secure position. It seems that the Philippines is in an especially vulnerable position due to its high poverty density where barangays, clustered in and around urban areas, are fertile breeding grounds for any type of pandemic. Social distancing is literally impossible where squatters reside next to, on top of, and under other squatters, where few navigable roads exist along with narrow paths that separate one from ones neighbor. The cyclic repetition of the current virus will go on and on for a very long time, and no amount of social distancing is going to stop that, temporarily maybe in certain areas like small islands or distant barangays, but definitely not in the areas where a majority of Filipinos are concentrated. Following strict hygienic practices and wearing masks will help those who may be able to realistically maintain a social distance, but at the great cost of the economic foundation of the country. What will wear the Philippines down first is an open question. Economic destruction only increases the worst kinds of poverty and social disintegration along with physical, mental and emotional despair. There are no easy answers, but at some point there will come a reckoning as to which course is preferable in order to maintain social cohesion. After each lifting of quarantine, all it takes is one asymptomatic person of late virus acquisition to ignite the whole conflagration all over, and over again. There will be a point when the virus has effectively run its course and mutates or dies out, but we are not there yet and do not know how long that will take. We could be in and out of lockdown for many months to come.
  17. Ozepete

    Hearing aid batteries

    Can you buy on line?
  18. SmokyMtnRon

    Hearing aid batteries

    Does anybody know where I can buy hearing aid batteries #312 in southern Cebu (Naga area)? I usually buy them at SM Cebu at Manila Hearing Aid, but they are closed it looks like for the duration of this covid bs and I can't cross the boarder into the city anyway. I've checked all the pharmacies with no luck. Any help would be appreciated.
  19. Well with the price of copra creeping upwards (18 a kilo now) we're running some coconut harvests. It's not hard to social distance as the workers are usually high up in trees, lol. The interesting part is yellowfin is so cheap now (50 a kilo!) that our neighbors are all using our tapihan to smoke their tuna and hence be able to stockpile it without refrigeration. These old country folks know what they're doing I'm telling ya! Coconut smoked Yellowfin tuna would be comfortable on a Manhattan menu. Or maybe Brooklyn. It is tasty.
  20. Semper paratus

    Things That Make You Go Hmmmm

    I am guessing the wheel barrow has a flat tire. Or ?
  21. Ozepete

    Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    Just send your bank details and the estate of my late cousin the King of Fucknucklesvile Nigeria will adjust your bank balance as a tribute to his Kingshits kindness.
  22. So in one hand they are promoting social distancing and touchless and on the other hand they want us to share quarantine passes? There are hundreds units in my building and only few passes, security guards are not disinfecting the huge cards before handling it from one resident to another, this could be an ideal breeding ground for the virus...
  23. What's your impression SkyMan? Do you think they're trying to show some force to control the populace? Seems at least plausible. Sent from my KFDOWI using Tapatalk
  24. BossHog

    Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    Silly old me. Didn't even know South Carolina is now located in Nigeria. Sent from my KFDOWI using Tapatalk
  25. lamoe

    Things Just Keep Getting Better and Better

    The unfortunate thing is these scams do work - maybe 1 in 1,000 and that's enough. Saw one that involved Microsoft Service - one older lady lost $30,000
  26. Goetz1965

    SRRV Visa Application?

    I live in Cebu.City and they didn't tell me that I have to go to Makati. That way, I wait until July 16 and then hopefully the PRA in Cebu-City is open again. So best would be to do the preevaluation, and make sure you have all documents at hand. As far I understood they start the process when the fee is paid, so that can be done at LANDBANK and mustn't be in US$ but can also be in PHP equivalent. I will therefore pay the fee before I go to the office, that way they can start the PRA processing and I just have to add missing documents/proof like the deposit of 20K US$. I also will deposit the 20K US$ in a timedepot at Philippine National Bank that then will be in my name. wThat ay I have more control over it. All you need is a Letter of Introduction that you get by writing an email to [email protected] Just copy my email text for that and add your bank details. Dear Sir or Madam, I am starting my SRRV Classic Visa process here in (Cebu-City) and would like to deposit the necessary 20K US$ with (Philippine National Bank). Therefore I like to ask you to send me the necessary Letter of Introduction (setting up an SRRVisa Deposit Account). Bank Details are: Philippine National Bank Philippine National Bank, TGU Tower, G/F, Jose Maria del Mar St, Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippinen Amount to be deposited/SRRV Program applied for: 20.000 US$ for SRRV Classic Copy of Principal’s passport bio-page They send the letter to you or the PRA office. That letter you then take to your bank to open that Timedeposit account. After that you deposit the money and show the bankstatement to the PRA office. List of accredited private banks you find in the PRA guidlines I attached to previous postings.
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      United States Embassy Manila, Philippines    Health Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (July 2, 2020)   Location:  The Philippines   Event:  Cebu City Under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ); Metro Manila, Talisay City, and other areas are under General Community Quarantine (GCQ)    On July 1, the Philippine government announced the below classifications for areas in the country as a continued measure against the spread of COVID-19: Cebu City continues in Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) status from July 1 to July 15 because the Philippine government notes an increase of new cases; widespread community transmission; case doubling time of less than seven (7) days; and a significant increase in critical care utilization as compared to critical care capacity.    Areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from July 1-15:  Luzon – NCR (Metro Manila), Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Santiago City in Region II; Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Tarlac, Olongapo City in Region III; Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon in Region IV-A. Visayas -- Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Mandaue City, Lau-Lapu Cityin Region VII. Mindanao -- Davao City and Zamboanga City. Talisay City. The rest of the country remains under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) until July 15, 2020.  Local Government Units (LGUs), i.e. cities and municipalities in the National Capital Region, may still have curfews in effect to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus.  Some provinces have implemented their own community quarantines.  If you live in an area that has imposed a local curfew ordinance or similar community quarantine, please plan your activities and travel accordingly and monitor the relevant LGU’s website for their rules and regulations. Please comply with local quarantine requirements and strictly follow local authorities.  Regardless of location, U.S. citizens are encouraged to continue to practice proper anti-virus safety protocols, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing.  Routine U.S. citizen services, including all passport, citizenship, notary, and legal capacity to marry services are still suspended.  For emergency services, including emergency passports and reports of death, please contact American Citizen Services via email at [email protected] or call +63 (2) 5301-2000.  The U.S. Embassy is not accepting walk-ins at this time.    Actions to Take: Contact the airlines directly for reservations and updated information. Check with your airlines, cruise lines, or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions. Monitor local news for updates. Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information. For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations. Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information. Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 here for information on conditions in the Philippines. Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the U.S. Consult resources below as necessary: ·                    Philippine Department of Health (DOH) ·                    Philippine Department of Health (FAQs) ·                    Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) ·                    Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) ·                    Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) ·                    Philippine Maritime Industry Authority ·                    Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs ·                    Philippine Department Of Interior and Local Government ·                    Philippine Department of Tourism  ·                    COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov ·                    CDC page on COVID-19 ·                    Philippines Travel Advisory ·                    Philippines Country Information Page Assistance: U.S. Embassy in the Philippines 1201 Roxas Boulevard +63(2) 5301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63)(2) 5301-2000.    State Department–Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444. State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories, Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts. Follow us on  Twitter and Facebook.
    • mikecon3
      Just wanted you to know I think this has been a very interesting thread. I think the prices have come down tremendously, making it more affordable for the average guy. Another part of that equation is actually finding a use for it, which you seem to have found. The last part of the equation is being able to figure out how to use the darn thing! Do you download the files to print something, or do you actually sit down and design your own?
    • DeedleNuts
      Printed up a few 450 Bushmaster PMAG followers yesterday
    • arentol
      This is about the most accurate summation of the current situation that I've read in some time. The current cycle of easing ↔ tightening lockdowns has an expiration date, as the economic damage and a starving populace can't tolerate it forever. Eventually there will be riots. The Filipino people really need to be pushed to the very edge before taking that step, though.. their tolerance is quite unparalleled. The infrastructure and culture here is not at a stage to support the kind of advanced contact tracing—and associated compliance—that Taiwan is able to pull off. So the lockdown is the go-to modus operandi.  Highly targeted lockdowns and mask-wearing may be the country's best hope until med-tech can step in and save the day.  From a historical perspective, this pandemic isn't much to write home about — barely registering on the death rate metric even when predictive analytics are applied. Of course that's of no help to those who have passed, but this virus has definitely hit above its weight from an economic damage viewpoint.  Amazing how such an event has crippled economies and quite scary to imagine the world when a deadlier virus hits. Aren
    • liquido
      Im shocked...My paypal account was just credited by PAL today dating from March 19 flight Davao-Panglao..I kind of wrote that one off...
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