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I would like to ask for your insights in choosing the best location for my business.
Nature of Business: Snack station
- Retail shopping center that houses various stalls for rents
- Many types of business including other snack and resto competitors
- Within the center of Dumaguete
- Shopping center near the road but my store space is at the end part of the complex
- Monthly payment: 6K per month
- Banilad, Dumaguete along the highway going to Bacong
- No competitors for snack station neighboring businesses are "carinderias"
- I still have to construct a small store but will be using cheap materials such as corrugated iron instead of cement
- Monthly payment: 3k per month
Thank you and hoping for your insights.
Finding myself in the aircon market. Any suggestions for the following?
I believe I am looking for inverter type, split unit. Any reason to look at something else?
Where to look? Seems like Polaris is the place to go?
I recognize some available brands but just because it sounds familiar doesn't mean it is good. Any brands to stick with or stay away from? What features should I look for besides inverter?
How do I determine the size I need?
and just in case, did I miss anything?
Is the burning of dried vegetation in the area something that is seasonal? I had not noticed this until the last few weeks. Admittedly, I've only been here since September. Managed to go since October (when I came to Valencia) with no aircon, but today I had to run it for the first time to escape choking from all the fires started nearby to burn dried leaves, stems, etc.
If it is mostly seasonal, when does it stop? I suppose it is related to the dry summer season. I guess I should plan my holidays abroad from late March to early June.
I was going to reply to the LAND REFORM thread but I did not want people going off on me for being off topic so I started this one:
People reform is what is needed. People here will cross the street to pee on their neighbor's fence or throw trash across the street so its in front of their neighbors house, but the neighbor will do the same thing right back and both will think "that's the other guy's mess, I'm not cleaning it up"
I called out one of my neighbors for this early on. I found fresh pee on my gate back when the subdivision was new so the only other people on my street lived across from me. So I walked across the street and loudly, to my gf while standing under the neighbor's open window, "I wonder who is peeing on my gate when the only ones here are you and me and these neighbors? Is it the polite thing to do in Philippine culture to pee on your neighbor's fence?"
I haven't caught anyone peeing on it since then.
I am new to The Philippines and a guest, so I have no rights to demand anything other than my human rights (lol).
So it is merely a suggestion that so many problems could be solved, to the betterment of the people, if there was a fundamental reform of land rights. I see potential lots full of rubbish, part completed houses and such complex family issues over ownership of property that even Stephen Hawking would be perplexed to sort them out.
Does this benefit anyone other than legal firms?
There will be experts on the forum who know better than me on this issue, but I would start by forcing the sale of land that is not in full use. I know there is a danger that it could force the sale of all land but this can be overcome by local authorities selecting zones based on how well maintained the property is (that may be one factor to determine 'full use') and its suitability for development. The price would need to be set based on location and other value-factors and the various...
Hello;I recently did a 1 month visit to Cebu and few of the surrounding islands including Siquijor;my wife and myself were taken with the Phillipines in general and met a couple who have lived in Cebu for 10 years;anyway we now would like to have an extended visit 6-12 months so that where I need help please;drawing pension from uk?;we would look to rent furnished in Dumaguete/Valencia??;visa requirements(12 month extension from Dumaguete immigration??)and any other assistance would be welcome;thank you(both 60yrs)
Just curious how "experienced" DI forum expats are. The poll is private, your answers will not be made public. If you wish to let everyone know feel free to share in a reply.
Myself: First came to the Philippines in 2005.
Will probably do a separate poll for years in Dumaguete.
LJ and I are going to Taiwan for a few days in a few days. My Samsung Tab3V and her Iphone6 are both 22ov. Taiwan is 110V (as is Canada and the USA, I believe). Can anyone tell me if we need a device of some kind (step-down transformer? Converter?) in order to charge our devices in Taiwan? I've asked at various places around town, but can't get a definitive answer...
MANILA, Philippines - Amid the numerous travel advisories, tourists have started canceling trips to the Philippines particularly in Central Visayas.
Among those who canceled were 500 travelers from Japan, who made reservations at a five-star hotel in Cebu and would have spent about P30 million in the country during their visit, according to Alejandra Clemente, chair of Rajah Tours Philippines.
Clemente wrote to Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo last Monday, saying the advisories “are starting to take their toll” on the Philippine travel industry.
There has been no response so far from Teo.
Clemente said the recent clashes between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol have led to the cancellation of bookings from major markets in Japan, the United States and Europe.
“If this deteriorating situation is not addressed immediately, it may adversely affect the flow of tourism arrivals into the country,” Clemente told Teo in a letter last Monday.
Clemente expressed her apprehension...
Read this in Hukad Facebook tonight.. Mayor Remollo's plan on building a one-hectare underground parking beneath Quezon Park that is said to accommodate around 1,001 vehicles. What do you think of its viability?
One-Hectare Underground Parking in Dumaguete Soon
Sounds like this is what is needed in the 'South' as a 'Wake-up Call'...
U.S. drops 'Mother of all Bombs' in Afghanistan.
U.S. drops 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan - Pentagon
Very rare for this time of year,usually we are cooking in 35deg temps. Looks like we will just get rain here.
Hope the link works as its a face book page you need to join.
I have SkyCable TV and it uses a digibox so the cable goes to the box and there is an HDMI cable from the box to the TV. I want to have cable going to my second TV downstairs so I put in a cable line splitter and ran a second line downstairs. Problem is I can get no signal unless I have a second SkyCable digibox.
I do have an old Filproducts cable box that I hooked up, hoping that would work, but it shows "no signal" so it does not work with SkyCable.
So does anyone have a SkyCable digibox they are not using that they would sell or trade for the Filproducts box? Or maybe someone wants to buy the Filproducts box and I can buy a SkyCable box on OLX? AND does anyone know if that would even work?
Reason: Trying to beat the system. If I tell SkyCable I wan to run 2 tvs they want to double my monthly fee from 499 to 998.
PYONGYANG - North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a US Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific.
US President Donald Trump, who has urged China to do more to rein in its impoverished neighbor, said in a Tweet that North Korea was "looking for trouble" and the United States would "solve the problem" with or without China's help.
Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula amid concerns that reclusive North Korea may soon conduct a sixth nuclear test and after Washington said at the weekend it was diverting US Navy strike group Carl Vinson from port calls to Australia toward the Korean peninsula as a show of force
North Korea state media warns of nuclear strike if provoked
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