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Relationships / Re: Sometimes
« Last post by FastWalk on July 15, 2018, 11:37:31 PM »
You got to just stop and smell the dragon-fruit.


Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of our second, (Philippine), wedding.

Terrific,  may you have many more great years.
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Sports and Leisure / Pacquiao VS Matthysse July 15, 2018
« Last post by Lee2 on July 15, 2018, 09:49:30 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilbaaWHA5TQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilbaaWHA5TQ</a>
Good fight, anyone watch it and want to comment?
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Relationships / Re: Sometimes
« Last post by Lee2 on July 15, 2018, 07:56:04 PM »
You got to just stop and smell the dragon-fruit.


Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of our second, (Philippine), wedding.
Great news, always good to hear about the positive in relationships.
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Relationships / Re: Sometimes
« Last post by JoeLP on July 15, 2018, 12:59:50 PM »
You got to just stop and smell the dragon-fruit.


Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of our second, (Philippine), wedding.
Congrats on 23 years.  That is a great accomplishment.
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Relationships / Sometimes
« Last post by lost_in_samoa on July 15, 2018, 08:10:37 AM »

You got to just stop and smell the dragon-fruit.


Yesterday was the 23rd anniversary of our second, (Philippine), wedding.




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Philippines News / 'PH, Province of China' banners
« Last post by Lee2 on July 15, 2018, 12:18:09 AM »
I guess some people are uncomfortable with the ties to China of late.
http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/07/14/18/pnp-targets-people-behind-ph-province-of-china-banners

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Just passing the info along, a friend in Cebu just sent this to me.
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Passengers are allowed one carry-on or hand-carry baggage inside the cabin, with a maximum weight of seven kilograms and dimension of 56cm x 36cm x 23 centimeters for Airbus flights and 56cm x 35cm x 20cm for ATR flights, it said.

In addition to one carry-on baggage, each passenger may also bring a laptop in its own bag or a handbag.
READ MORE
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: Recently moved here
« Last post by Lee2 on July 14, 2018, 10:20:24 AM »
Thank you for the pm, again I hope one of the other members can offer you some help, helping others is why I am on this forum, if I can help one person here and there then that is all the reward we could ever wish for, hopefully some others feel the same way.
Stick around and please keep us informed. 


Add I am trying to respond to your pm but for some reason the pm system is not working for me. :( I will look into it and try to respond later.
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: Recently moved here
« Last post by kazookid on July 14, 2018, 09:44:38 AM »
Hi, good morning!

Yes it is Cedula! With the postal ID, that was the first thing I've tried to get actually. Unbelievably you need a PSA birth certificate! And you have read my issues with getting that. The baranguy seems to be the first step.

I really appreciate you saying she would help. I needed that smile :) it does, excuse my language, suck knowing I'm a Filipine citizen but am looked at like an outsider. Well honestly that is how I feel right now.

When I got this apt the woman at the desk had a VERY hard time believing I was Filipina. I had to show her my birth certificate. She finally believed me and allowed me to rent. It's the ONLY place I found that didnt require 3 months upfront and a security deposit! Things are incredibly difficult for me here but yes I - well I have no choice haha but to be patient.

I will send you a pm with a little more info so you can better understand my issues :)

Thank you again.
Diana
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Meet Your Neighbors / Re: Recently moved here
« Last post by Lee2 on July 14, 2018, 07:07:59 AM »
Yes PSA is what I've found out too - which is in Santa Mesa. I first need a valid ID. Ah, I'm a patient woman. I've resigned to the difficulties. Seems I'm playing more of a waiting game than anything else right now. I'm going to make my way to the municipal hall here in Las Pinas to see about a Cebula. I'm just hoping they speak English! I know a few words in Tagalog but have learned the hard if you speak to someone in Tagalog and they speak back I'm lost!
I believe but I could be wrong, the word for what you need is Cedula, I am only correcting you so you ask for the correct document and they do not give you a hard time.
https://www.wikiprocedure.com/index.php/Philippines_-_Obtain_a_Community_Tax_Certificate_(Cedula)

What you are finding is what many of us expats also find when we try to deal with govt agencies in the Philippines yet I suspect they do not believe you do not speak the language, if we were there then my wife would have been happy to try to help you but even her, being from the south, they treat her as an outsider when we are in the north, I hope one of the members can chime in or message you to try to help you but if not, you seem like you will do just fine being a patient woman.  I suggest you try going to a post office for a postal id, possibly that will start the ball rolling.
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