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I am not sure this applies to all schools in the area but I know of a High School (hahahaha) in Dumaguete with the following recent (and future known dates) attendance records for their pupils (but more excuses for closing the schools may yet surface):
October 16th to 18th (3 days): Part attendance due to grading exams (in my time as a school pupil and school teacher it was only for external exams where attendance was part time).
October 19th to 20th (2 days): Closed due to floods - sound reason for closure but should make the schools think how to make up the time lost (below will show that this never happened)
October 23rd to Nov 1st (8 school days): Closed for Semestral Break
So that is about two and a half weeks with no education.
However, this is followed by being back at school for a whole FIVE days (amazing) ...
THEN, Nov 9th to 17th (8 school days): CLOSED because of some sports thing (?)
So, five days education out of the previous FIVE...
In researching the best place to base myself on my next project in the Philippines, DI seems the perfect place to start looking/living. I am a quiet oldish Australian male, working throughout Asia for the past 3 years, mostly in Thailand. Our project is focused in the shipping industry, IT based job so good internet is imperative (via 3 or 4 g sim card router is just fine). People to guide and advise me, especially in regard to accommodation (on a monthly basis) would be appreciated. It would be ideal to meet any retired mariners as I am sure our project would interest you. Best Regards Sailcraft
We've a normal peso checking/debit card account with HSBC in Cebu. As we're no longer in the Philippines, we've tried to transfer the balance, or most of it, to our account with HSBC in Australia. Bank in Cebu tells me the export of funds is not allowed. Queries to both banks have so far gone unanswered... Can anyone give advise on this?
You are in a room - there are two unmarked exit doors, one leads to certain death and the other to safety.
A guard is next to each door. You know that one guard is a total liar and one always tells the truth, but you do NOT know which is which.
The guards know which door is which and also know that one of them always tells the truth.
You are allowed to ask only one guard a question - to enable you to exit via the 'safe door' (unless you want to die, but that is another posting!).
What question would you ask?
Has anyone circumnavigated Negros? I am thinking of doing it by Ceres Liners but would be interested to hear from anyone who has done it by any means of transport. I assume every town/city would have a connection by bus to the next one along but, of course, would check that out. Any suggestions of especially good places to stay would be welcomed as would be areas of special interest along or near the coast road.
Gf was called in to a meeting at her kids school so they could try to solicit them to buy into a SCAM. It costs 25,000 Pesos!
It is some nonsense about Midbrain Activation. A quick Google search shows there are plenty of websites claiming this nonsense works and plenty more idiots buying into it.
It looks like this one originated in India (a huge red flag by itself). Reading a few of these websites they reference the "aura" and "third eye". The"doctor" pushing this has also written a book claiming ESP is real.
"Midbrain Activation" - The Skeptics Society Forum
Midbrain Activation – A Scam | Nirmukta
This is some group going around to the schools in Dumaguete trying to convince parents it is...
I found a container company that seems to be really well priced for shipping household goods.
I was wondering if anyone had used them or heard of them, trying to see if they are OK.
Company is: Get your instant ocean freight quote | iContainers
Be glad to hear any reports about them.
Philippines customs form says no need to declare anything if bringing upto $10k in foreign currency. Customs form says that only one form needed per family.
If husband and wife are travelling together to Phils, can they bring $10k each, i.e. total of $20k?
Hi guys, do you know where to buy pond liner in Dumaguete?
Hi, do you know where to buy cheap Molasses for animal feeding in DGT? The only source so far I've found was in Yan Yan Commercial, but it's 80 peso per Kilo. I'm looking for gallons (20 kg and more) for a much lower price.
Ducomi (near Citi Hardware) apparently stopped selling Molasses two years ago.
Thanks for your help, guys.
Updates on the Roll-Out of DL Card with 5-year Validity
We wish to inform our valued clients that LTO Region VII has started installing the computers with its peripherals for the printing of the DL card with 5-year validity region wide (19 offices).
The new designed DL card has a biometric system - fingerprint and face capturing. So client has to come personally to the LTO office where he/she got his/her license for the enrollment in the biometric - fingerprinting (10 fingers) and photo taking. Blood type is an additional information that must be encoded to the system.
However, we are still awaiting the installation of internet connection with higher mbps (min 15 max 100) by PLDT & Globe. As of November 10, 2017, PLDT has installed in 4 offices. Both PLDT & Globe assured us that they can install in due time.
As soon as the following offices (Mandaue City, Cebu City, DLRO SM City, Talisay City, Lapu Lapu City, Tagbilaran City, Dumaguete City, DLRO Robinson Dumaguete...
If a British citizen is living in Philippines on permanent 13a visa, and has no plans to travel abroad, can he live in Philippines on expired British passport?
Does Bureau of Immigration in Philippines ask for a valid British passport for ACR renewals after 5 years, and also for yearly reporting? What if the passport is expired?
We lost a friend and forum member this afternoon with the passing of Richard Neithammer. Rick passed away peacefully at his home this afternoon, November 9th. Friends may say goodbye and pay their respects at Eterna Funeral Home beginning the morning of November 10th. Eterna is located near the intersection of E.J. Blanco National Highway. Condolences to his family.
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