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I have been thinking about my fiance's situation. She's a mother of three kids from Amlan, she's living in Manila working as a Security officer, (Ladyguard if you will) for 550₱ per day, 12 hours a day, 6 days a week. The kids live in Amlan with her parents, and they all miss each other of course. She sends money home for the kids, most of her paycheck, and the rest, she helps with rent and utilities with a friend whom she lives with. I asked her why she didn't bother to get a ladyguard job in Dumaguete instead so that she didn't have to pay for a separate household and she would be with her kids? She replied that the ladyguard jobs do not pay as much in Dumaguete and she said that her daily travel expenses between Dumaguete & Amlan would eat up all of her pay anyway. She also has previous experience as a domestic helper in Kuwait. I kind of get the feeling she didn't really even look at jobs in Dumaguete before. Is her idea of the pay difference between Manila and Dumaguete and...
I thought I'd ask these questions for me and any newbies coming to Duma.
So what's your favourite?
1. Grocery store
5. Day time Bar/ night time bar
6. Massage parlour
7. Hair dresser/ barber
8. Resort pool area
9. Day adventure
10. Phone / internet provider
Cheers have a great day
I'll be in Duma for 3 months and need a scooter does any expat have one I can rent off them please ? Or where's the best place to rent at reasonable price ? I heard after 3 months I can't get a Philipines license unless married virtually is that true ? I was coming back for good if all goes well after I come back to oz and sell up
The last time I was in the Philippines, (Cagayan De Oro 2003) I was going to treat my (now ex wife's) family to some simple home favorites, but I had trouble finding certain simple ingredients back then. A couple of *for instances: I had trouble finding dill pickles. I could find all kinds of sweet pickles, but no regular dill pickles. Lots of condiments, but mustard was another rarity in the groceries around the area. Is it like that in Dumaguete, or can I find a fair amount of food ingredients to cook some American or even Mexican style dishes for my fiance's family? What might be some things that are hard to come by as far as grocery items that one might be used to in their own country?
I have a 6 1/2 yr. old virgin male miniature pinscher with papers. He needs to get laid. He is on his third day with an erection that will not go down and his knot locking it (no envy comments please). I took him to the vet today and they will keep him there overnight as they treat him with some kind of sugar spray.
A couple of years ago I hooked him up with an acquaintance (Bill) who has a female minpin but my dog just sniffed around and didn't know what to do.
I'm sure he will not be choosy this time and will take on any dog from a German Sheppard to a poodle. No gay dogs this time.
PM me for a treat for your pet.
Advice that could come in handy for some...
7 Practical Money-Saving Tips When Visiting the Philippines
My Wife has been badgering me to invest in a "Power Saving Device" that will lower our Electricity consumption (I explain to her if you drink water from a glass then nothing will replace what you have drunk, unless you yourself pour more water back into the glass, just as electricity you use cannot be given back unless you install Solar Panels that feed back into the grid)
In Australia MANY report after installation of such (Smart Savers) devices, HOUSE FIRES!
I assume; like much here, what SCAMS operate abroad successfully will find their way here, and I believe Power Saving devices are just that! (Unlike those devices that regulate power at different times of the day. such as Off-Peak power shedding which is done at the Power Station)
I noticed an article this morning which I believe is what my Wife was telling me about, so thought I would share it here before someone else also took the bait...
PHILIPPINES POWER SAVER: (NB: There are...
Seen many ads online recently for Ukay Ukay bundles here in Dumaguete, the wife mentioned it might be worth looking at as a resell option to generate extra income, makes me wonder if the bundles advertised are the same as those found in this sting where Homeland Security tipped off the NBI;
US Homeland Security Tips NBI, Leads to Confiscation of USAID Relief Goods from Ukay-Ukay Warehouse!
Gigi mccomber widow of recently deceased bob mccomber wants to sell his man stuff. Hand tools power tools welder building equipment etc. Im not what all for sale. Call gigi to see property for sale. 09178914397.
You are the 'Smart Guy' on this Forum so maybe you have input that can shed light on this? (I hope I posted in the appropriate Forum also?)
Something strange has been happening over the past few months amongst Family members here including myself and I am SURE it is a scam of some sort, searching online I am inclined to think it is a scam but many posts say it is legit, so here we go;
We have been receiving Phone Calls to our Cell phones, ALWAYS it comes up as "MAMA" but several times "Mama" has been sitting beside us when we got the call...
On the other end (Very BAD Reception here in Maluay/Malatapay - "Thank you Smart, NOT!") we get a mixed message in Tagalog, something about being from the BPI Bank. Searching online I believe it to be as posted (if we could hear them!)
He said he is from BPI and I was pre-qualified to get a free BPI credit card that has waived annual fee for eternity. At first, I was hesitant...
A female friend from the UK was going to visit Dumaguete but pulled out at the last minute after a conversation with anothe female friend who said " its a bit risky in the Philippines isnt it" which prompted an online search.
Philippines travel advice - GOV.UK
There has been an increase in kidnapping of foreign nationals, including attacks targeting foreigners and tourists since late 2015. Multiple attacks occurred in November 2016. Terrorist groups continue to plan kidnap operations against western nationals in the Philippines. This threat extends throughout the Philippines, both on land and at sea, but is particularly acute in the southern Philippines (Mindanao, southern Palawan and central Visayas, including Siquijor and Dumaguete).
I have been visiting and staying in the area for the last 12 years and whilst I am aware that some incidents dont get reported in the press I really dont...
If I had the money to invest (I don't), I would purchase a good sized plot on the Bacong-Valencia Road just outside of Bacong proper and build a nice, brightly-lit, modern supermarket/hardware (think Robinson's downtown Dumaguete sized....maybe a bit smaller) with some fast-food counters and a good-sized parking lot.
Open 6 am to 10 pm. Fence the parking lot and give 2 hours free parking with a minimum purchase to keep folks from parking there all day with no intention of shopping on the premises, and lock it at night.
The very lightly traveled Bacong-Valencia Road would be an attractive feature for shoppers from Valencia who, I think, would opt for the new Bacong store over the Jose Romero Road free-for-all to Robinson Plaza and Hypermart, and it would also attract locals and tourists in Bacong and Dauin.
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