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  2. You can try. But you will need to completely change the way things are done. To properly fill a tall wall form will require a large amount concrete poured in a short amount of time. One might accomplish this in Manila or Cebu. But quite unlikely anywhere else. You need transit mix trucks, a pumper, vibrators, and a large crew that knows what they are doing. Also the forms are expensive and complex. Actually only a few of the walls need to be proper concrete. These are the 'shear walls' that keep a structure standing vertical in an earthquake or typhoon. Standing long enough for the occupants to escape. A CHB wall has no useful strength in shear. They instantly revert to sand. Same for the columns. The entire structure racks over: See Bohol, Mindoro, etc. With a proper design incorporating a few strategic shear walls the CHB filled walls can well provide their proper decorative roll, for that is all they are. Think gypsum board, Sheetrock, on a wood stud frame...structurally useless yet decorative.
  3. Been doing a lot of that for the last couple years. Almost done with that for the wall though, the rest will be CHB. Then it will be back to poured walls for the basement on the house.
  4. hyaku

    Tropical fish supplies Tacloban.

    The small place just down from Metrobank on the other side of the road is still open. Not much choice there. Straight up the road opposite KFC about 100 meters I get all my stuff from Ormoc. Either RZ Glass and Pet. That's just up from GV Hotel near the corner before the bridge. Or Erwins shop almost opposite OCCI. That sometimes does not open until late morning.
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  6. Agreed it's a good discussion but also perhaps there's some confusion about the above two words. Indigenous scholarships are meant for those of a specific racial background. The Negritos and so on. Indigent refers to the limited financial means of the supporting family involved.
  7. Considering the questionable quality of blocks and the time and skill it takes to lay the properly and then to have to fill the cores with rebar and concrete, it seems pretty clear that the only way I would build here is solid concrete walls.
  8. PlanB

    Globe problems?

    With speeds like that who needs enemies.
  9. Damn, I was going to pick up a bitcoin a few months ago but never did. ArgggghhhH!!
  10. shadow

    Globe problems?

    Great, but not available here.
  11. SkyMan

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    This is PLDT HomeBro. Up most of the time.
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  13. It's amazing what 500 pesos in a discrete envelope can accomplish in almost any situation .
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    Celebrating a Birthday @ Vikings Luxury Buffet in SM City, Cebu

    It does seem that the Management of 'Vikings' and 'Tong Yang Plus' have changed their previous Policy of accepting 'Foreigner Residents' of the Philippines, who can show proof of being over 60 Years old with Philippines issued ID (Driving Licence / ACR I-Card etc) showing over 60 Years old. Clearly not all of Vikings/Tongs Managers were aware of this Policy a while ago! Hence the reply that some received, that was contrary to what Smokey experienced. I still got my ACR :-*Card accepted @Tongs. When we went there on Sunday (Fathers Day)- however, it was NOT Accepted. See Photo- that I took, showing New 'Senior Discount Notice' that states 'Philippine Citizens'.
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    Dial up would be an improvement!
  17. Thanks, but we only do US visas. Too much information for one person to specialize in more than one country, in my opinion.
  18. @shadow is our go to guy. He has great advice and knows the ins and outs. Good luck!
  19. I will be renewing the registration for the first time on a car I bought 3 years ago from Suzuki across from JMall. They told me just bring the smoke test results to them and they'll get the renewal done. The lady said it takes about a week and they'll call me when it's time to pick up the renewed OCR.
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  22. Instead of me visiting her next year for 3 weeks i thought I can maybe get her to the UK for a few months instead. Ive been advised to use an agent, anyone know of a good one in Cebu? She's 36yo. She doesnt work because i support her so no payslips or employer letter. No property ownership, no kids. Im feeling depressed just writing this lol
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      You can try. But you will need to completely change the way things are done. To properly fill a tall wall form will require a large amount concrete poured in a short amount of time. One might accomplish this in Manila or Cebu. But quite unlikely anywhere else. You need transit mix trucks, a pumper, vibrators, and a large crew that knows what they are doing. Also the forms are expensive and complex. Actually only a few of the walls need to be proper concrete. These are the 'shear walls' that keep a structure standing vertical in an earthquake or typhoon. Standing long enough for the occupants to escape. A CHB wall has no useful strength in shear. They instantly revert to sand. Same for the columns. The entire structure racks over: See Bohol, Mindoro, etc. With a proper design incorporating a few strategic shear walls the CHB filled walls can well provide their proper decorative roll, for that is all they are. Think gypsum board, Sheetrock, on a wood stud frame...structurally useless yet decorative.
    • SkyMan
      Been doing a lot of that for the last couple years.  Almost done with that for the wall though, the rest will be CHB.  Then it will be back to poured walls for the basement on the house.
    • hyaku
      The small place just down from Metrobank on the other side of the road is still open. Not much choice there. Straight up the road opposite KFC about 100 meters   I get all my stuff from Ormoc. Either RZ Glass and Pet. That's just up from GV Hotel near the corner before the bridge. Or Erwins shop almost opposite OCCI. That sometimes does not open until late morning.
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