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  1. 16 points
    Indoor kitchen counter and sink Dirty kitchen and CR… Burning in the amacan And that brings us to the point where I had my emergency appendectomy! They finished without my…somehow! I blame all mistakes catywhampus corners and errors in judgement for my lack of supervision...
  2. 14 points
    We started with a budget of 200,000 pesos and anticipated 50,000 cost overrun. In reality we spent a little over 300,000 including hookups for water & electric. we were referred to a contractor who initially told us 500,000 for just the basic. I smiled and said thanks but no thanks. Next year we will build another for the other brother and his family. With what we learned we should save a little this time. Well, since it is not my house and I don't live in it, nothing spectacular. However, after both families are settled in we will build our own house on the highest spot on the land. If I go 2 stories we will be able to see all of the Comotes sea and Cebu on a clear day. If we go 3 stories we might see Soup's house! The family that we gifted it to has never had anything of value and they were in tears when we gave them the keys. So far they have been very good stewards of the land. The littlest one in the snack photo took me by the hand and said let me give you a tour of our new home! It was really cool as she took me to each room and showed me what each room was for. They have never been in a place bigger than 1 room and shared CR. We received our first Jack Fruit today!
  3. 13 points
    I thought I would give everyone a break from all the Covid discussions! I’ve read a lot of the posts here in this forum about building houses, and I will admit that you guys have some beautiful homes. Well, this ain’t one of them! I thought I would share this to show you how us cheap people do it! We built this last year, and have added on throughout the year. The wife was complaining that the cows didn’t have a lot of shady places to hang out, so she wanted to build a shelter for them. My wife is like that, she’d cause an accident on the interstate to save an animal on the side of the road! We have anywhere between 15-20 cows on this farm at any given time, plus the dogs, chickens, ducks and goats. I suggested a barn, I guess this was the compromise! The wife oversaw the project, so we can blame her for everything! It’s 35 feet by 40 feet, at the top of a small hill. Go big or go home! Most of the timber we got from coconut trees that were no longer bearing fruit, the bamboo we got from our farm as well. So, we ended up having to buy the plywood, nails, GI sheets for the roof, concrete, blocks and rebar. The laborers were on a package deal…the wife absolutely hates paying by the hour, says people are always trying to rip you off by dragging it on and on. By going the package deal route, they only get paid at certain points along the way and when the job is finished. Who would have thought that “snacks” somehow figured into the equation?! I don’t have pictures of the guy with the chainsaw, but he was talented! I would have had a hard time cutting the 8X8 inch columns straight with a chainsaw; he did that and cut the 2X6, 2X4 and 2X2. I am just in awe. So being at the top of the hill, they get a nice breeze through there, the gaps in the bamboo help as well. Nice place to hang out and commune with nature. I know someone is going to mention that it isn’t totally concrete and that it will rot away in 5-10 years time, especially when the termites get started. If I’m alive then, I’ll worry about it then! On the topic of termites, I also read a few comments in this forum about how to prevent them. I have been told that our local method is to paint the wood columns with used motor oil; evidently, they sell it just for that purpose…we’ll see how that works out! While the building was being done, they put in a standalone bathroom, a dirty kitchen, and a kyosko. I had to ask how to spell that, it’s the bamboo shade with the wooden benches inside…the hangout! They just finished putting in chutes to single out the cows for branding and shots. After everything was built, THEN we got them to run power lines to the property. Projects on the to-do list include building a large water tower, and redoing the well. I had two questions when she was finished…where are the double doors so we can put stuff inside…and why is it blue? Barns are supposed to be red! The cows figured it out pretty quick! Obviously this guy forgot he wasn’t getting paid by the hour!
  4. 11 points
    Bernie, who turns 90 shortly, and his wife Fabiana, who is half his age, welcomed their son Ace this week. Fabiana said "It's been quite an experience to have this tiny human in my life! He sleeps a lot but when he's awake he smiles and babbles. I am feeding him a soft diet but that means I have stinky nappies to change 3 or 4 times a day. Now there is a baby to look after as well!"
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    With Yellowstone National Park closed. Bears are now considered essential workers.
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  8. 9 points
    When we bought our house in Leyte the seller included a lot, just shy of a hectare, about a kilometre up the road. They called it ‘The Farm’ as it had a few dozen Mango trees, coconuts, Jack Fruit and a variety of other harvestable crops. Being that we don’t live on the property there was no way to supervise and control what was happening there. Also, my BIL and family needed a place so we decided to build a house and storage/shed there to sustain the land and give shelter to blood. It also takes care of the maintenance issue as he and a live in cousin will take care of it. We started with the shed towards the end of February. We hired a ‘skilled’ journeyman for 450 a day plus snacks, mid-day and afternoon. He also picked a labourer for 300 a day. He also talked me into hiring another ‘skilled’ to speed up the job. The other ‘skilled’ is his uncle, (70 years old), and I’m glad he did. These 2 brought some exceptional talent to the table with crafts that are not seen these days where I come from. That plus my cordless power tools allowed them to do a great and speedy job for us. House and shed started in last week of February, finished end of April. While we had our moments, mostly communications, the build went relatively smooth. We built the shed first to allow us to store tools and building materials on site. First we needed some wood so we took down some non-productive coconut trees. We hired a guy with a chain saw who cut the trees into boards for a flat fee, any size and dimension you ask for. Again I couldn’t believe the skill Next the upright supports. Lots of help from the family, especially at snack time… I was going to ask for tiedowns for the roof in case of high winds but realized it was already part of their plan. They poured the slab after the walls went up which made sense in a project like this. Normally I would pour the floor first but they knew their stuff. Our plan was to build the shed and if we were happy with the builder we would ask him to do the house. Yes, we were happy!
  9. 9 points
    It's been over a year and my bike is well broken in. Thought it was time for a report. Bought this bike in March 2019. 2018 Yamaha Xmax 300 I finally admitted that my body is too worn and torn to ride a conventional motorcycle. After 52 years of straddling the horse I took my tax refund and purchased a new Xmax 300. This is not something I did on a whim as I’ve been looking for my upgrade options for over a year now and squirreling away my pesos for the day. Originally I was looking at the Dominar. This is a beautiful bike with lots of tech and at a very reasonable price. But the sitting position was not conducive to my knees and back and aggravates the numbness that we all suffer from in the right hand. (more so as we age) The Bajaj Avenger was high on my list too as the sitting position is more along the lines of a cruiser and the bike itself is a really good value. However, I kept coming back to Royal Enfield…to me this is one of the most nostalgic and sexy bikes available in the Philippines. The maintenance heavy Classic 350 is a beautiful bike and if taken care of will last for many decades. But… I want to ride…not do maintenance! Living in the tropics makes me want to move to a water cooled bike and I am real tired of cleaning and oiling chains so after much study and comparison I opted for the 2018 Yamaha Xmax 300. Why a 2018? Because 2019s were not available in the Philippines until after summer! Don’t ask me, the Phils gets last pick as far as shipping goes and with these things selling worldwide now, (as usual), we suck hind tit! About the bike: Engine Type 292cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC single cylinder; 4 valves Bore x Stroke 70.2mm x 75.9mm Compression Ratio 10.9:1 Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition Transmission Automatic CVT Final Drive V-Belt Suspension / Front 33mm telescopic fork; 4.3-in travel Suspension / Rear Dual shocks; 3.1-in travel Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 267mm; ABS Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS Tires / Front 120/70-15 Dunlop® Scoot Smart Tires / Rear 140/70-14 Dunlop® Scoot Smart L x W x H 86.0 in x 30.5 in x 55.7 in – 57.7 in Seat Height 31.3 in Wheelbase 60.6 in Rake (Caster Angle) 26.5° Trail 3.7 in Maximum Ground Clearance 5.3 in Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal Fuel Economy** 75 mpg Wet Weight*** 397 lb There is so much technology packed in this bike it’s hard to believe they retail at 249K. The antilock brakes were something I was looking forward to but it also was a little scary. After over 50 years of riding I didn’t trust them. After the break in period I found an open stretch and practiced with the antilock breaks. Now I wonder how I ever got along without them! Fuel injection and traction control are both really cool features that come standard on this bike as well as 15 inch front tire and a 14 inch rear. Most scooters come with 13 inch wheels. The bike is definitely heavy but that adds to the smooth ride and I feel it maneuvers well in traffic or cornering on these mountain roads. Also, the engine's low center of gravity makes it easy to balance at slow speeds. While the Aerox, it’s baby sister, is a better bike for pure city driving I would be happy to ride this in the city occasionally. Automatic??? This is where I really had an adjustment to make! I always downshift to slow down and brakes on my bikes last a long time so losing this ability seemed like taking away my ‘feel’ of the road. However the engine drag when you let off the throttle is plenty to slow you down and those double disc brakes do the rest. While talking about the throttle it is really twitchy and is another adjustment that I am learning to deal with. The seat and the sitting position is quite possibly the most comfortable I have ever had on a bike. It’s like sitting on a cushy chair in your living room. The ability to move my legs to multiple positions not only helps my knees and blood flow but also can adjust my upper body to follow and I find relief from numbness in the right hand. The passenger seat is like a sofa and I wouldn’t know my wife was on the back except for her direction as I drive! This is a keyless vehicle and you are given 1 remote/FOB that tells the bike it’s okay to operate when it is ‘in-range’ of the bike. (don't lock it in the seat compartment!) The main control is a knob that is between your knees on the front column. Push it and the bike powers up and allows you to unlock the seat, (which can hold 2 full face helmets and some gear), a lock box with a 12 volt power supply and the gas tank which is directly below the knob. Turn the switch again and the instruments cycle through their business and you are ready to push the kill switch on the handlebar which also starts your bike. After you’re done riding you can turn the handlebar all the way to the left and the knob will lock your steering. After the bike was broken in, (and my wife was not with me), I got to really put the Xmax through it’s moves. It is not a ‘Super’ fast bike but spunky enough to move quickly if you need to. It corners like a dream and rides smooth. Traction is also good even on rough province roads and on smooth pavement it feels like you're driving on butter. I added a couple of options…roll bars to keep the body safe from bumps, an engine plate for protection on uneven surfaces, Back rack and a quick release 48 liter Top box. This bike is set up for long cruises now with plenty of storage space for my wife’s “stuff”! So far I am well pleased with the Xmax. It is by far the most comfortable, high tech bike I have ever owned. Do I feel like a sissy when I ride with the big Harley's and BMWs? Not when we get to our destination and they are complaining about sore backs and knees! Two notes…I have a 31 inch inseam and have my toes and balls of my feet on the ground when stopped. If your inseam is less you may have an issue while stopping the bike. The advantage is that you sit very tall in the saddle. Almost eye level with a pickup truck. The high windshield does a lot to protect you from buffeting wind and in the rain my legs are protected and don’t get wet. Passenger is a different story. And, the paint job is poor quality. I guess that's one of the ways they save money on production. No worries, already planning a high gloss hard as nails paint job. Ride safe!
  10. 8 points
    Gosh monitoring this thread makes me not feel good about coming to Cebu for any reason. Wish it were not that way. I just turned 62 and am tired of working. Had been really looking forward to building my luxury nipa hut in Cebu somewhere. We are still a couple years away from making the move so maybe the situation will be more manageable by then. The family members in Cebu hospitalized are out and recovered. One had covid, one had a lung infection. Back when this started wifey had mom and dad close the sari sari store. We are making up for the lost income and keeping them provisioned. Its been tough on everyone both here in texas and there in Mandaue. My brother in Maryland is a super doctor, a cardio pulmonary specialist. He reports a much decreased but steady undiminishing stream of covid cases coming into the hospital there. And much reduced deaths as he says they have figured out how to deal with covid. Ill ask him what that means, what treatments and report back. Everyone stay safe!
  11. 8 points
    I realize some of us take this quarantine stuff seriously and some do not. The former are staying home and tending their families. Been keeping busy here reading books. Watching the wife tend her orchids and growing turkeys. It could be considered dull but we're at peace and try our best not to leave the property. Just want to open a space for those who are actually at home to speak. I'm with ya boys!
  12. 8 points
    Working in the shade again we can pour the slab. We rented a cement mixer and a couple of other workers for that. (all relatives of the builder) Got a good deal on these windows but should have gone with jalousie for better circulation. They looked good in CITI hardware but too small. Fortunately I caught them before they went too far with the amacan to show them that they had to keep the pattern in sync with the neighboring piece. Sometimes you are standing too close and don’t see the big picture. (or don’t care) Fixed 70 year old craftsman hand cut, chiseled and joined the framing for the doors.
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    Need to light 3 rooms? Genius!
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    More power to you guys who are being responsible by staying home. I've been staying relatively isolated between home and the office, very few people there as most work from home, but I seem to mentally need the office environment to be fully productive. That was until very recently when my only close-proximity workmate (office across the hall) tested positive. Now I'm in home quarantine for 14 days, today is day #11 with no symptoms. It has been really tough, as I have to stay removed from family also, especially my wife's mother who is 82. My wife brought the coffee maker up which has helped.
  17. 8 points
    We are lucky I guess cos we live here, work here, play here and grow much of our our veg and fruit here on five acres and the nearest towns of any size are seven k's in either direction. (BTW Bega Cheese factory is in one of those towns and Australia’s largest dairy foods company, Devondale Murray Goulburn, in the other) We are mostly self sufficient with our own 11K litres per hour water bore (water purer than rain!) for irrigating etc, independent waste system and power back up. The virus has little effect as our business is on-line selling mostly to export (Low Aussie $ suits us fine!) Product is sold on line and collected by couriers for distribution, so if anything the virus has increased our sales as more yachty's are playing with their boats preparing for 'the good times ahead' Fortunately we are able to help our Phils relies and our sponsored Panalipan kids who are less fortunate. As they say 'it's an ill wind that doesn't blow some good' we just have to look after each other, follow the rules so others are safe too. Cheers, Pete
  18. 8 points
    Hi fellow LinC members, Though my username is Arentol, my real name is Brian. I've been an expat here for about 15 years, first living in Toledo for 6 years and then moving out to Cebu City. I've been a member of this site for 13 years, though my activity has fluctuated during that time. The reason I am posting here is that my wife gave birth prematurely (33 weeks) last May 30th — she suffered from preeclampsia/eclampsia, which is extremely high blood pressure triggered during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. She had no history of high blood pressure. On the morning of May 29th she suddenly had a seizure (body went stiff, eyes rolling to back of head, biting on tongue, etc.) and, on awakening, had no memory of it. Doctors figured out that it was preeclampsia and that she needed to have an emergency caesarian section. We bounced around between a few different hospitals looking for an incubator before finally finding one in Cebu City. The baby was born, he is a little boy whom we've named Christian. Now that 3+ weeks have passed, my wife's health has improved dramatically and she's even off her blood pressure medications. Our little boy, though, is dealing with many struggles common in premature birth: pneumonia and a host of breathing problems due to organs not developing fully. He has been in a Neonatal ICU for 25 days now and probably has another 1 - 2 weeks before discharge if all goes well. As discussed in some other current topics, healthcare here in the Philippines is much different than in the West. I budgeted for a normal caesarian delivery, so am a bit financially shell-shocked by what has happened. As of today I've spent P474k (USD $9k) on hospital bills and the remaining amount owing is currently at P370k (USD $7k) and is expected to hit at least P500k (USD $10k) over the next 2 weeks. Basically, the total of everything will be around P1m+ (USD $20k). On the advice of my brother, we started up a GoFundMe Campaign online to help raise money to cover these costs. You know how it is here — hospitals want money upfront before discharge, so we are trying everything we can think of to get enough money together to pay these bills. If you guys don't mind, I'd like to share our GoFundMe link here. Any help would be extremely appreciated. Like many of you, I am a bit old-school and wasn't too comfortable about asking for help, but I have to admit this time I shouldn't let pride stand in the way of potentially helping our child. Thanks again. https://www.gofundme.com/f/premature-baby-needs-help Aren / Brian
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    I had drawn up the original plan and they followed it well. I would be on sight a couple of times a day in case they went sideways but rarely had to give advice. While they were building the shed I was fine tuning the plans for the house. First, the foundation and upright supports. Roughly 20’X20’ with 9 support posts. I know that’s overkill but it sits on top of the hill and will catch the worst of the typhoons. Poured footer and concrete blocks Concrete block only part way and then amacan and plywood for the walls. But before that let’s get a roof on to get out of the heat. The roof was nothing like the plan but I was very happy with their design. Again overkill but super strong. It was at this point I realized that the skilled workers had no math skills. There were several cost overruns because of this and next time I will sling a duyan and be on the site all day They started installing the ridge caps while I was absent and they decided they needed to be scalloped to fit in with the corrugation of the roof panels…that wasted a day and a half but we have a fancy roof!
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    Google Maps in the RP....
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    I'm guessing that this means that both of these guys are fans of Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.
  26. 7 points
    O dear @SkyManjust a short explanation of Aussie Slang.You made me laugh. Root is an offensive Australian slang verb meaning ``have sexual intercourse with''. Announcing to an Australian that you ``are a cheerleader, so you don't see many football games because you are in the stands rooting'' will give a misleading impression about your devotion to the team.
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    Well, Boss it is quite clear that you have your shit together and now everyone knows it. Using yourself as an upstanding example as how to deal with the current restrictions impresses exactly no one but yourself. Although expats usually can afford to stock up, most Filipinos cannot. As an expat, I tend toward fresh vegetables, fruits and fish which might take me to the market 2 times a week. I guess I could man up like you and cut back to once a week since I do have a refrigerator. If you hadn't noticed most Filipinos live hand to mouth. They can no more stock up on food than they can on medicine.
  29. 7 points
    I think maybe over complicating things. Your name is whatever your official government document states, which should typically be your passport. That is your legal name. You shouldn’t use any other name for official documents unless there is an “AKA” question/section, but that’s really only for those who have official documents previously under a different names (like prior passport with maiden name). If anyone questions it, show them a copy of your passport. This is especially important when it comes to background checks, mortgages, bank accounts, wills/last testaments etc. If you use different names on supporting documents, from what is on your passport when applying for visas/immigration , that could be a huge red flag.
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    In recent months, we have seen a surge of posts that violate our site guidelines and have impacted the general mood across the forum. Our moderators have been working tirelessly to address this issue; however, as the issue continues, we decided to remind everyone of site guidelines. We ask all users to take the time to read this announcement to help LinC return to a more civil forum. Dear LinC users, The Living in Cebu Forums (LinC) was created as a forum for visitors, expats, and locals to come together to discuss topics and happenings in Cebu and throughout the Philippines. However, in recent months, we have seen a surge of posts that violate our site guidelines and have impacted the general mood across the forum. Let us remind you that posting about politics outside of the “Philippine Politics Forum” and the “Comfort Room Forums” is strictly forbidden. This includes the mention of political parties, political individuals, or any political topics, including political humor. Even with warnings and reminders of this rule, users continue to post about politics. We will now begin giving out temporary bans to any user who violates this rule. If users continue to defy this rule, longer or even permanent bans will be given. In addition, discussion on LinC should remain respectful and considerate. Negatively directed posts are not allowed. That goes double for bashing the Philippines and Filipinos which should be obvious for both ethical as well as legal reasons. We know that it can be a fine line when discussing the bad of visiting and living in the Philippines. Let’s at least be deferential when discussing such topics though. Negative posts directed at other users will be deleted, and any user who continues to disregard this rule will be subjected to a temporary or permanent ban. We understand that during these tumultuous times, it is cathartic to come to the forum and discuss everything happening on the news and in our community. We encourage open discussion, and welcome everyone with different backgrounds and viewpoints. All we ask from our users is respect towards each other, regardless of differing opinions, and respect towards our site guidelines. If you wish to review our site guidelines, you can find them here: Forum Rules. You will find discussions concerning rules, as well as helpful discussions on the forums operation in How to Use This Forum.
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    I am grateful we have the ability to help family like this. We could never afford to do it in the US. As in earlier posts, the other brother will be gifted a house next year and sometime after that we will build our own cottage on the high ground. (Great view) So the whole family will be living there. My US family also has the option to build there though I doubt they ever will. BTW, the Philippines family was an emended help when I had my emergency surgery and recovery. They are also always there whenever we need them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The first post by Paul, the forum's founder, was 16 years ago in June 2004. The current actively posting member who has been here the longest is Kid, who joined August 22, 2006. Followed closely by Smokey who joined Aug 23, 2006. We currently have 9,232 Members 6,093 Inactive Members (Inactive over 5 years) 2,251 New Members (0 - 20 posts) 400 Full Members (Over 20 posts) 436 Elite Members (Over 200 posts) 26 Deceased 20 Sponsors and Jewel Sponsors 4 Staff 2 Retired Staff' 1,349 Banned Member 1,294 For Spamming 55 For other Reasons We currently have 991,400 Active and Archived Posts 185 Members have over 1,000 Posts 78 Members have over 2,500 Posts 43 Members have over 5,000 Posts 21 Members have over 10,000 Posts 9 Members have over 20,000 Posts 3 Members have over 40,000 Posts 1 Member has over 55,000 Posts (Paul the Forum's Founder) About 200,000 Posts were deleted when the Outlaw and Hidden Forums were removed from LinC several years ago.
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    I think those numbers were not included in the stats. If we wanted full stats we could include things like ' which member said he was leaving the forum forever the most times?" Which member had the most phony profiles?
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    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.
  41. 6 points
    Thanks guys, I honestly did not anticipate a show of support, as we're all dealing with some level of risk. My own risk is very small, we wear masks in the office when outside our own spaces (which have doors), and sanitize frequently, about which I've been very diligent. I'm not really worried about this round, it's the future that is more concerning. I envision a growing population of people who've had COVID and fully recovered - - - will they be keen on staying home, and if they don't will they even present a risk to others? And how many will say they've had it when they actually haven't, but just perceive the risk to be low and want to avoid the restrictions? This whole thing is going to continue to be an interesting ride.
  42. 6 points
    Ok, so I guess they found an earlier flight for him, still PAL, and he was denied boarding. They did not accept his copy of the lease as proof of residency. I'll find out more on this.
  43. 6 points
    After reading the news the past few days I think somewhere on the streets there are thousands of chickens running around with Q passes.
  44. 6 points
    You must be a European, lol. Americans know how to take care of themselves. You want the government to deliver your meals, wtf. Have you not seen this coming for months? Sent from my KFDOWI using Tapatalk
  45. 6 points
    Well if certain individuals didn't flaunt the rules and go out recreationally shopping every few hours this stuff wouldn't happen. One gets the distinct impression that Cebu doesn't realize how hard the rest of the country has buckled down and sacrificed. Duterte's obviously lost his patience too. That's why he's sending in that retired general to knock some.heads. Obviously Cebu has become a nexus of transmission and it's all due to the hard heads who think the rules apply to everyone but themselves. Enjoy your 'hard lockdown' Cebu. You certainly fecking earned it. Sent from my KFDOWI using Tapatalk
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    I would put CDUH, or CDH as it's normally called, on par with cha-ching hua. Yes pretty much all doctors treat their patients at all the hospitals so that's nothing noteworthy. Hospital-wise I put Velez as the least problematic with Perpetual Succor as the next least. CDH and cha-ching should be avoided at all cost. While some have had positive experiences at those two, they are both too unreliable and unpredictable which translates to dangerous.
  47. 6 points
    I was a guest there on the 10th fl for a month in 2011 after a bad accident. I can personally attest to the fact there are some very good and caring doctors; I owe my life to the surgeon, Dr Guardario, who saved it. But it's a crap shoot, I was very lucky and there was no covid. There will be an investigation like there was in 2014 at the maternity hospital in Cebu where nurses were taping the mouths of babies shut to prevent crying. Just as then, politicians will spew outrage, there will be apologies and nothing will happen. It will be forgotten by next week except for friends and family. These are extraordinary times but I would think this incident, and the Pardo barangay captain who was denied treatment in at least 7 hospitals before dying, would give serious pause to anyone considering moving to the phils - or staying there.
  48. 6 points
    Im in Sweden that have the worst goverment ever who think they better then the rest of the world how to fight the new covid 19... As we in nordic country escape our homeland during the cold dark winter season I know a few that was really afraid to go back as normal in late april and may for the summer here . they all did everything to stay longer in the Phillipines... As now no lockdowns ! super high rate of death compare of population...elderhomes specific because no restrictions or cover instructions .. No checks on internationals flights especially from Italy when hell broke loose.. and as now still direct flight from beijing arrives when hear about 2e outbreak...well I can continue for long but you welcome to switch place anytime with me... i wanna escape as soon as possible back to philli
  49. 6 points
    I'm sure i speak for the entire forum membership when i say that i hope it was a pizza.
  50. 6 points
    One night a man and a woman were watching television and eating peanuts. And he was tossing them in the air and catching them with his mouth. And in the middle of catching one, the wife asked him a question. He turned his head and the peanut fell straight in his ear. They tried and tried to get it out but it just kept going in deeper. They started to grow worried, so they decided to go to the hospital. And on the way out the door, their daughter came home with her boyfriend. Boyfriend: Oh, don’t worry about that sir. I can probably get that out. I’m gonna shove two fingers up your nose, and you’re gonna have to blow real hard. And the peanut should shoot straight out your ear. So the father did as the young man said. And the peanut flew straight out his ear. The mom and daughter are cheering for joy. Mother: That’s a smart boy. Real clever. What do you think he’s gonna be when he grows up? Father: From the smell of his fingers, our son-in-law.
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