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  2. Maybe some of the women hesitate to get married because there is no second chance that a divorce provides. She could find herself married to an abuser or drunk. If and when the "right guy" comes along, then she has no chance of getting legally married to him. Many women have told me that if their husband or boyfriend does not love them, then they want a baby that will love them. More babies, more love, I guess. Babies here seem to be often thought of as retirement plans, and I guess the earlier and more often you have a baby, then the earlier and better off you can retire. In theory.
  3. The problem is in The Philippines there is a very low number of candidates who would fit under the premise of Mr Right. Even a tricycle driver (a relatively decent job it would seem) is going to have a hard time providing much in terms of a better life. In my limited experience a tricycle driver is probably living in government housing/and or with the parents The guy is paying 150-200 pesos per day to rent the tricycle from the owner. Say he averages 50 pesos per hour, he is working four hours just to pay back the rent. Then he is working another 6 hours to profit 300 pesos. The economics are difficult. Now the owner of that tricycle. He should be doing alright, but he had to have the money to buy the tricycle as well as get the permit from the government. The communal parenting in The Philippines is very cool imo. You try to explain the benefits of this to many people in the US and they will think you are crazy. I look at the young kids in the brgys and I can see the good benefits of kids being kids.
  4. Unmarried or married Parenting is more of a communal and extended family thing, so it’s not as big a deal as in Western countries, where finding childcare and hundreds of thousands of dollars are needed to raise a child.
  5. Well damn, so much for getting my DL. Hahaha
  6. Apologies, I omitted to supply the original source regarding the LTO article.. https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1814477/Cebu/Local-News/6-LTO-employees-2-fixers-nabbed?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link
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  8. Whether the church is responsible or not that topic should stay in the CR where it can be openly chatted. Here in the open forum we try not to discuss politics and religion. Thanks guys & gals
  9. IMO the church has far too much influence and therefore should take a lot of the blame for the poverty and unwanted births their no divorce, no contraception etc stance causes. And the government should distance itself from the church like in other developed / developing countries. The church in the Phils is one of the countries greatest problems, IMO.
  10. I buy Nature's Spring 80p a gallon. 20p gallon water keeps me always thirsty
  11. Same? Glad to see this stuff getting attention. Maybe doing it the right way is slower but not nearly that expensive.
  12. I think all the bottled water places are required to have periodic testing so I imagine they could tell you how to get a test done.
  13. Taken from the Sun Star site.. Six LTO employees, who are administrative aides, and the two fixers had been placed under NBI surveillance for six months after word reached LTO 7 Regional Director Victor Caindec and Executive Director Romeo Vera Cruz about the “new license fixing” that was posted on social media. The target of the NBI operation was the LTO district office at J Centre Mall in Mandaue City because this was where fixing was allegedly rampant. It turned out that the fixers had their contacts at the licensing center located at SM Seaside City. NBI agent-on-case Wenceslao Galindez Jr. said they sent out two decoys who brought with them marked money and pretended to apply for driver’s licenses. A fixer approached the decoys and facilitated the application by referring them to another fixer. Under the scheme, the second fixer contacts someone in the LTO licensing office. The driver’s licenses are released at a much shorter time than the usual waiting period. The fixers set a fee of P7,500. Galindez said the marked money was recovered in the hands of the LTO cashier at the licensing office. NBI 7 Assistant Regional Director Dominador Cimafranca said his office had to act because the fixing of driver’s licenses has become rampant. LTO’s Caindec, in a statement, said, that the arrests were “necessary actions in the processes of positive change and transformation” of the agency. “The agency will make no excuse in behalf of anyone for the mess they got themselves into,” he said. LTO 7 legal officer Vicente Gador Jr. said anti- graft charges will be filed against those culpable. The six LTO employees arrested were Marilyn Erederos, Jonathan Magudato, Epifanio Callino Jr., Charish Mae Cabigon, Gladys Mendero and Dembert Dasig. The fixers were identified as Fredlyn de Lara and Dexter Capendit. (AZLG, HBL/MPS)
  14. I think the girls are stuck waiting for Mr. Right (responsible, has a job) but he never comes. But the guy she's with tells her his plans and she takes that as close enough.
  15. Hey- you want me to feed you and bathe you when you get old?? Then start looking after all the cute little babies I JUST HAD TO HAVE !!
  16. And in many cases.. at least here.. it seems like the grand parents end up being literally forced to take care of unexpected grandchildren. I'd like to see some statistics about how often the single mother.. or the babies father.. are the ones who actually take care of the children they make, and how often it's the grandparents.
  17. I think they justify it more on theological grounds than commercial - but you do have a point!
  18. For the testing I asked at MCWD if I can test at their lab in Talamban. Answer is YES and it costs 500php. Contact MCWD Laboratory at (32) 254-84-34, press 9, press local number 801 - they will tell you to first go to the MCWD main building and pay the 500php at floor 4 (the agent you call). They will also supply you with a bottle for the test sample. After that you can fill the test sample and go to the lab in talamban to get it tested - it will take about 5 days. Maybe other labs are faster or cheaper - but as MCWD is responsible for Metro Cebus water I hope that they do more propper testing than labs that are just commercialized
  19. Yeah but i was not bitching about the forum was run was I salty? It was suggested by a member that the admin should start censoring people. I suggested that would be a horrible Idea. If you thought i was bitching please have another read through. I am starting to remember why i stopped posting here
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  21. On going membership drive for the Catholic Church..
  22. Dafey

    Filipino Superstitions

    After visiting the cemetery we need to start a small fire and step through the smoke before leaving...don't know why!
  23. In my little slice of rural Masbate the sequence seems to be 1 or more children, try 1 or more fathers, maybe get married. What is unusual about this is the continuing and vocal disapproval of the behavior despite its relative commonality. It’s also not restricted to uneducated village types. The girls seem to want the babies without considering the economic and social impacts. The boys want the sex but without any responsibility - and the Church keeps insisting contraception is wrong. My only surprise about the statistic quoted is “it’s that low?!” Mind you, who’s to say that all births are properly recorded 😄
  24. Kahuna

    Poop Dessert

    Poop Dessert I don't think I could eat this toilet bowl dessert ,especially if they add peanuts.. lol
  25. Having retired from the State of California, and my pension coming from CAL Pers, the worry is that there is a claim the pension program is underfunded. After all we are all expected to live 30 years after retirement and with that logic the pension program is underfunded and requires the agencies and counties using it to pony up more money every year. However, for every retired employee that kicks off before 30 years, the pension plan is making money. Worst case scenarios always get the fearmongers' panties all wadded up......Unless the pension plans put all of the funds in a stupid stock or real estate scheme, I do not believe the sky will be falling anytime soon. But that is just my view.
  26. user333

    Filipino Superstitions

    Don't point at a mound of dirt because that's where the dwarfs live and they'll get mad. If you go to a funeral wake, and leave, stop at some business first before you go home so that the spirits won't follow you home. My friend married a provincial lady from Bohol. She said she could talk with the "little people" or apo. They were spirits that lived in trees, mountains, etc. Don't sweep at night because you're brushing away good luck and success/money. Siblings cannot get married to other people in the same year because it will bring bad luck.
  27. Just like in this video, most of the reviews I've heard about the Blue label, seem to indicate it's overpriced for what it is. I don't really know. Rustan's at Ayala had Bruichladdich, a very nice Islay scotch.
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    • Don.
      Maybe some of the women hesitate to get married because there is no second chance that a divorce provides. She could find herself married to an abuser or drunk.  If and when the "right guy" comes along, then she has no chance of getting legally married to him. Many women have told me that if their husband or boyfriend does not love them, then they want a baby that will love them.  More babies, more love, I guess. Babies here  seem to be often thought of as retirement plans, and I guess the earlier and more often you have a baby, then the earlier and better off you can retire.  In theory.
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      The problem is in The Philippines there is a very low number of candidates who would fit under the premise of Mr Right.  Even a tricycle driver (a relatively decent job it would seem) is going to have a hard time providing much in terms of a better life. In my limited experience a tricycle driver is probably living in government housing/and or with the parents The guy is paying 150-200 pesos per day to rent the tricycle from the owner. Say he averages 50 pesos per hour, he is working four hours just to pay back the rent. Then he is working another 6 hours to profit 300 pesos. The economics are difficult. Now the owner of that tricycle. He should be doing alright, but he had to have the money to buy the tricycle as well as get the permit from the government. The communal parenting in The Philippines is very cool imo. You try to explain the benefits of this to many people in the US and they will think you are crazy. I look at the young kids in the brgys and I can see the good benefits of kids being kids. 
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      Unmarried or married Parenting is more of a communal and extended family thing, so it’s not as big a deal as in Western countries, where finding childcare and hundreds of thousands of dollars are needed to raise a child. 
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      Well damn, so much for getting my DL. Hahaha
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      Apologies, I omitted to supply the original source regarding the LTO article..    https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1814477/Cebu/Local-News/6-LTO-employees-2-fixers-nabbed?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link
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