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A Scottish man has been shot during a robbery hours before he was due to get married in the Philippines.
Tarek Naggar, 44, was outside a shop in Cebu City when three men demanded he hand over his wallet.
When he refused to give it up, one of the men pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest.
Mr Naggar, who is from Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire, has undergone surgery and remains seriously ill in hospital.
The joiner, who recently had been working in Sweden, was due to get married this weekend to his fiancée Angie, who is from the Philippines.
He was standing outside a convenience store in her home city of Cebu in the early hours of Thursday when a motor scooter with three men clinging to it pulled up.
Scot shot in chest hours before Philippines wedding - BBC News
I read on social media that this following news story is the work of the NPA but I found no official report on that yet:
Police chief, 4 others die in Guihulngan ambush
The chief of police of Guihulngan town in Negros Oriental and four others were killed, while two others were wounded in an ambush staged by armed men in Sitio Mandi-e, Barangay Magsaysay in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental on Friday.
Among those killed during the ambush that happened around 10 a.m. was Supt. Arnel Arpon, chief of police of Guihulngan. The identity of the other victims was still being verified.
A report from the Army’s 79th Infantry Battalion stated that the policemen responded to a call from provincial board member Edison de la Rita of Guihulngan City.
De la Rita claimed that armed men tried to ambush him and his driver while they were a motorcycle toward Barangay Poblacion.
“Immediately, elements of Guihulngan City Police Station went to the area and they were ambushed by...
Just coming to resettle I hope in Dumaguete in August after 23 years in Hong Kong. My question is probably one I should know, but want to be sure. Can I on a 30 day free entry get a 2 month visa extension and continue to get more two month extensions?
Thanks for any replies and looking forward to getting there.
According to a VA rep I spoke with today the foreign medical program(FMP) is going into effect soon. They are waiting for notification from Washington. Also they are going to stop reimbursing for travel exspenes. For those who do not want to use the FMP the outpatient clinic will still be open. You will not be reimbursed for travel though. So you can either use the FMP and wait several months to be reimbursed or travel to Manila at your exspense. On top of that according to VFW post 2485 in Angeles anyone who is scheduled for a compensation and pension(C&P) exam through the newly contracted Veterans Examination Service (VES) will have to travel 2 hours north of Angeles City to the only hospital that is approved by VES. In lieu of scheduling a C&P exam throuh VES you can go to a private specialist and have them fill out the disability questionaire form (DBQ) and have them fax it to VA Regional Office in Manila. Just be sure that it includes a medical opinion stating that your...
True love cafe inviting you all to Celebrate Jamaica 55 years of independence . We will be doing a feeding programs for 200 children's in the community it will be a all day event with music Refrestment and food will be on sale for the adult , we will start feeding the children's at 3pm let share the love with others. Thank you all God bless .
Having been here a year, we're starting to think about a long term residence. (Please no "renting vs buying", that's another thread).. As usual, i'm putting the cart before the horse and thinking what i want in a house before i even decide what i'm looking for.
Asking all around the area, WHAT MISSING FEATURE / ITEM DID YOU REALIZE LATER YOU WANTED / NEEDED after you finished the project or moved in ??????
I just wanted to get a quick opinion here.
My wife and I own several cottages that sit on bamboo posts over the sea and many of the posts eventually rot away from the water, exposure to the ocean elements, etc. A more permanent solution are concrete posts dug into the sea floor. Now taking this into consideration I need the framework built into the sea floor with re-barb metal wiring extending about 5 meters up from the sea floor, then filled with concrete. I gave my Dad (being a Construction/Carpenter Business Owner, Now Retired) All the info and the quote but was shot back with an earful of ("I can hire a bunch of undocumented immigrants, to do this at half the expense, half the amount of time (more workers), and a better quality job"- Now, I don't want to be discriminatory at all and this thread is not meant to be however this particular job involves "family" and some ethical decision making on my part so I don't want any outside factors influencing my price quote.
I've recently purchased an Audible subscription (audio books app/website). So far I've downloaded 3 books. One was a top rated/recommended book by users on the app (which I thought was just ok) and the other two were books I have heard people reference for a long time but had never took the time to order/find the books.
Would be interested to hear some recommendations from the users here.
BTW: The 3 books I currently have on the app are:
- 1984 (Currently listening)
- Atlas Shrugged (Next up. 63 hours of audio on this one. )
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck (This wasn't what I thought it was going to be. Turned out to be a short "self help" book.)
I am going to post our 3146 sq.mtr. overlooking property in Sagbang ( valencia ) on DI , but was wondering about other good places to list it too... I am not looking to list w/ realtor..... we are needing to get something in Bohol because of family... thanks
I guess you can find anything on eBay
Philippines Motor Tricycle License Plate Filipino Jeepney LOW $2.99 USA shipping | eBay
i need to make an international landline call and i've been trying to use skype since monday but i'm getting the message, ''skype homepage is unavailable.''
Skype down? Current status and problems | Down Detector has been showing skype as down in the fils but this am (friday 14) shows no problems in the fils but the app still shows ''skype homepage is unavailable.''
i've reinstalled the app but it doesn't help
anyone used skype recently?
Looking for a used typewriter. Anyone have one collecting dust and taking up space? Any leads on a store that sells office machines? Thanks!
Oh, yes. It does have to work. Electric or manual, okay.
I will be shipping a 40 foot cargo container of personal effects when we move to Dgt. My wife is Filipino citizen and I will have a 13A visa. I thought that showing the 13A visa and my wife's passport at the Cebu port when we pickup the cargo shipment would be sufficient to bring the shipment in duty and tax exempt. But I have since heard that it is necessary to first obtain a specific "Duty and Tax Exemption Certificate" from the Dept. of Finance in Manila in order to avail of the tax exempt status for a returning citizen moving back to the Philippines.
Does anybody have any experience with process of bringing in a duty and tax exempt cargo shipment through the port of Cebu when moving to the Philippines?
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