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Burning garbage in your backyard could get you in trouble with the LawBy Carlos Munda - 17 days ago
The practice of “pagsisiga’’ or burning as a way of disposing garbage such as leaves or wood, especially in backyards and empty lots, will soon be a thing of the past.
The House committee on ecology has approved House Bill 4271 which seeks to ban traditional, small-scale community incineration or “siga”, amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 8749, otherwise known as the Clean Air Act of 1999.
The bill also aims to increase the penalty for burning of solid wastes by amending Republic Act N. 9003, otherwise known as the...
I bought a reasonably nice Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime phone. It runs Marshmallow 6.0.1 and the only problem I had with it was that it comes with only 8 GB of memory and most of that is already used up by the system.
No problem, I thinks, I read on the Internet that I can buy a 32 GB SD card and Marshmallow allows me to set the SD card as the primary internal storage.
Wrong. Samsung has blocked that feature of Marshmallow for some reason. It is so bad that it is almost impossible to load any apps and the SD card is useless except for storing music and vids and pics. Seriously, loading FB and Messenger just about filled the 8 GB of ram.
So I want to get the phone rooted and have REAL Marshmallow 6.0.1 that will allow me to use the SD card as primary internal storage.
A: Can it be done and
B: Who can do it?
Today, May 24, at 4:30 pm I arrived at Sibulan Port on the Santander Express Fastcraft.
The PNP were there in force, with a sniffing dog to check every package being brought by every passenger getting off the boat. As we were finished being sniffed we walked by a very large poster of 3 men with the large caption ABU SAYAF and words that appeared to say they were known to be in the area and police were looking for them and a bunch of stuff that was not in English so I could only guess at.
But the facts are: All packages coming into Sibulan port were checked and I have never had that happen before and there is a very large warning poster that I have never seen before.
I am not exactly worried, as in I have no plans to change my normal pattern of life, but I would suggest keeping one's eyes open for unusual activity.
Having said that, I was concerned the other day about a pump boat full of black clad men moving towards me at fast speed. That is until it got closer and I...
President Duterte put the whole island of Mindanao under martial law as of 10 p.m. of May 23, following violent clashes between government troops and members of the Maute group in Marawi.
The martial law declaration for the island lasts for 60 days, according to presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella.
“[Deputy Executive Sec. Menardo] Guevarra has clarified that this is possible on the grounds of existence of rebellion because of what is happening in Mindanao based on Article 7, Section 18 of the Constitution. This is good for 60 days,” said Abella.
The development also prompted Mr. Duterte to cut short his four-day official trip to Russia before he had embarked on any of the activities on his schedule
Read more: Martial law declared in Mindanao; Duterte to fly back home from Moscow
Great news on Cebu lechon but what about Dumaguete? Where can we find the best?
Rico's Lechon Wins Silver Stevie Award in 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards
It seems like the hpg have got 3 new cars a pickup and several new bikes now,looks like there is going to be a crackdown on licences,helmets,papers etc.
Also looks like they are having a crackdown on child saftey on bikes also as the new law came out today,all children are required to be able to put feet on rear pegs and reach around the rider to hold on.
We are getting more and more of the locals buying Ice from us and are finding it hard to keep up the demand as the Freezer we bought when refilled with Ice takes around 3 to 4 days to freeze solid. We are using the Tubes which are around 12 inches by 2 inches in size and pack them in tight, we have tried laying them length ways (hard to extract unless you use a chisel to pry them apart) and crisscrossing them (still hard but have noticed more tubes during freezing break using this method)
Our Freezer is around 4 feet x 2 feet and about 3 feet deep at the deep end. IS there a BETTER way to freezing Ice as we would like to be able to supply the needed 100 to 200 tubes per day rather than selling out 1 day then having to wait another 4 days with the Freezer screwed to maximum trying to freeze the next batch.
I am thinking of buying a another Freezer but feel it will also be the same where we will need to wait 3 to 4 days before we can sell a frozen tube. Suggestions?
I found this article about a Pinoy Aquaman who was so brave to swim from Dumaguete to Siquihor,
Pinoy Aquaman swims from Dumaguete to Siquijor | MindaNews
And yet a while back, when a foreigner tried to do it, he was "rescued" because no one can do that. (Link to DI thread here)
Can anyone ID him?
Read this article published by Manila times with a statement from the new foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano saying: “They want to legalize the possession of drugs for personal use. How can that be accepted here, what will you do with money when you have so many addicts. Their demands are not in the grants, but we have to read between the lines..."
EU wants legalized abortion, drug use – Cayetano
via: Manila Times
Before we install a Water Pressure System, i want an idea of what to buy in the way of tank, pump, plumbing and electrical. Installer will cover details.
We have a rental and the landlord is covering biggest percentage (their retirement home), so it should be simple but good, not great. Currently 3 residents, 2 baths, kitchen. Up near the airport, current pressure ok but low at times.
What should we be looking at in way of tank size and pump size ??? Any other considerations ??
As Hawk pointed out in an ancient post, Polaris is the most likely go-to for a water system. I wanted to pay an architect for some info, but none of the four we were introduced to returned our texts, all obviously way too busy for simple consultation.
I'm new here in Dumaguete and I'm struggling to find a load central retailer that can load MOL Points. I don't want to embarrass myself asking for the wrong stuff in a wrong location. Hope someone can help me here.
Today, I had the misfortune to visit Hyundai - Sibulan. I needed some genuine square o rings for my 2010 Hyundai Accent 1.5 CRDI. I gave the Parts Dept my VIN and the part numbers I required, where he proceeded to tell me that the part numbers were wrong. I then told him to look at the parts catalogue schematic, where he will see that I had provided the short code for the part. He then told me that these parts were unavailable as they are a production part. I was dumbfounded as all parts that make a car are production parts. It was pretty obvious that he didn't want to waste his time on a small item. I asked if they were the main agent and slowly lost my temper. He suggested that I go to HVL, where upon I told him that I was considering buying a new car at the end of this year and that it wouldn't be a Hyundai. As usual my wife got pissed of with me for losing my rag. My wife has a Kia and the difference between Kia and Hyundai is like day and night.
If you need parts numbers for...
This is a review of my tricycle ride from Lee Plaza to Robinson's Mall yesterday.
As I walked up to the row of tricycles waiting in front of Lee Plaza, one of them waved me over. I said "Robinson's Mall" in a questioning voice and he said "sure sure" and ushered me in.
As it happened there were 3 of us in the trike and off we went. The driver let off the first, older lady, near the market and she slowly counted out 8 pesos and handed it to the driver which he accepted with a smile, he actually got out and helped her get out of the trike. She was probably in her 60's, like me, and I guessed that 8 pesos is the senior's rate.
From there we went up to Hypermart where the next, middle-aged, lady got out. I notice she made a show of giving 15 pesos and he said thank you. I thought that must be a tip and having read on this forum that filipinos don't tip I was mildly surprised. But then I remembered that I have seen filipinos tip many, many times so I decided it was indeed a...
Back in May, the Senate has approved on its final reading SBN 3211, or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. Now a law, it is now assigned as Republic Act No. 10913.
According to the new law, distracted driving refers to the performance by a motorist of any of the following acts in a motor vehicle in motion or temporarily stopped at a red light.
• Using an electronic entertainment or computing device to play games, watch movies, surf the internet, compose messages, read e-books, perform calculations, and other similar acts.
However, it is not considered as distracted driving if you’re not holding the mobile device like when in hands-free function, using the speaker phone, earphones and microphones. Provided, that the placement of the mobile device or hands-free device does not interfere with the line of sight of the driver.
Read more at...
Posting some tit bits of news that just came my way;
Mayor vows to solve Banilad loop road flooding
Negros Oriental lawmaker backs anti-illegal gambling drive
City disaster management council lines up training
As it looks like rain this evening some might like a little light Reading
For the life of me I just can not understand why people we hire can not understand the very simple instruction of "Do not use your Phone in working Hours" When interviewed, it is made clear that they are here for Us and not Us for them ( Yes Sir I/we Understand yet as soon as they get their feet under the table (So to speak) they neglect duties and sit and talk on the Phone.
Just what are we to do? They have a nice room plenty to eat, TV at night and use of the WiFi, the work is not that hard,
They get regular wages, paid Home leave, fares paid and sit and tell you Yes we Understand.
I sit and wonder what part of "No Phones in our Time" do they not understand Their work is Good Quality but question the Quantity at times. YES! We can send them Home but it takes so long to Find Replacements. Short of supplying Pocketless Clothes as Mr Lee & Others insist on so phones can't be carried about.Is there a solution?
Reason I am asking this is because it is Mine and Trish's...
the time has come for me to learn some visayan and i'm looking for recommendations for an english/visayan dictionary for android. i just looked at google play and there's too many choices.
i'd like an app that works both on or off line and also translates phrases.
Some time ago and I am think quite some time, we had a member who wanted to change 1 Bedrooms Floor tiles, My memory (For what it is ) Suggests it was @PatO if not then maybe whoever it was could tell me. The main core of the Thread was should they remove the existing Tiles ( and Suffer the upheaval and Mess) or lay new tiles on the existing Floor tiles (and Suffer the height Difference to the adjoining floor?
My Wife is not particularly fond of the existing Tiles and now after 5 years 2 or 3 have become loose and creak as we walk across them in an area we can't really keep off due to Furniture layout. 1 in Particular near the Bedroom Door has rise enough to make the Door Scratch over the Joint area. I do not want to keep adjusting Hinges and Planing off any Wood that will make the Door less in height to where there is no problem. If you can imagine that when the Door is closed the gap at the Bottom would affect the insulation in that room and may...
In an earlier Thread I mentioned that I am not a lover of Night driving, early in the Evening always seems worse to me and I tend not to notice things of less importance than trying to Dodge the No light Brigade and not run over walkers who insist on walking 2 abreast on the Road. There is no point moaning of course cos it is what they have always done.
Last night I was out later than I normally would have been and noticed a little more the things I had not seen before. (Not unusual I suppose) One thing that became apparent was the Dimness of lighting along the Road. As I got nearer Home, I noticed that the Lighting was in fact getting Dimmer and made Lightless and poorly lit Bikes and Trikes and even some cars (with bad earthing) difficult to see. Then when I got to my Barangay Twilight is the word I am looking For.
My garden has better lighting and I have to turn off the security lights on the House when I am reversing the Car into its parking Place beside the house....
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