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Offline dramazone

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Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« on: August 06, 2010, 02:37:01 PM »
I will be moving, with my family, to live in the Metro Manila area in December 2010 and will be looking for a possible teaching post. My wife is a Philippine citizen whilst I hold PR status and a UK passport. I have tried to contact the Department of Education (via their website) but all emails are returned as being undelivered and I wonder if anyone has any contact details that I could try?

Other \'career opportunities\' may well be considered and I might well try to find a venue to play \'Vintage Vinyl\' (specialising in 60s and 70s classics) something I am doing over in Singapore at the moment and it is proving very popular. Does anyone know where I can get a list of pubs/clubs (etc) in the Metro Manila area?

Finally if anyone has the contact details of ABS/CBN I would be pleased to hear from you. I would also be happy to hear from any ex-pats who have settled in the country.

Thanks in advance of your (possible) response(s).



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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2010, 03:39:59 PM »
 I would imagine salaries would be rather off putting in both public and private education. A Brit that I know earned around 40,000 Pesos a month teaching Koreans English in Cebu† He did that for 18 months or so..I also met another Brit doing the same job in Baguio..
I think this would be your best option.

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2010, 06:22:12 PM »
I would imagine salaries would be rather off putting in both public and private education. A Brit that I know earned around 40,000 Pesos a month teaching Koreans English in Cebu† He did that for 18 months or so..I also met another Brit doing the same job in Baguio..
I think this would be your best option.

Not a bad idea! So these students learned the Queens English and now have a British accent at no extra charge?† ;D

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 10:59:52 PM »
dramazone
Welcome to the forum..
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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 11:58:07 AM »
Thanks for the responses. If anyone does have any contact details for the Dep\'t of Education and possible music venues it would be appreciated. I have visited Luzon twice - staying about 2 months in total - and know what to expect. It\'s just the job situation that I am trying to sort out. I may even try \'freelance work\' and \'drama workshops\'.

Cheers!

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 08:36:53 AM »
Hi! Still looking for the details I mentioned on the original post. Thanks in anticipation. :)

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 07:33:44 PM »
Dramazone,

The forum is about sharing experiences and assisting other to live in the Philippines. We are not an employment resource agency, nor someone to do your legwork for you. There is very little in the way of paid work here for westerners. If you can do a job, Filipinos can do it the same, but there is 200 for every one of you and they will do it for 1 tenth what you would charge or like to earn.

Best thing to do is come here and get boots on the ground, visit for 2-3 months look around and get the feel or the lay of the land.

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2010, 12:30:10 PM »
Thanks Wayne. Not looking for an \'agency\' just enquiring. I am actually coming over to live (I am already a PR) and I have family over there. No problem! Good to see there is a forum anyway. Cheers!

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 04:32:19 PM »
DZ.....I noticed in another thread that you are DJing in Singapore.....couldn\'t you continue that for say 3 days every two weeks and fly to and fro......I\'m sure the rates in Singapore are way more than Philippines ......maybe good enough to support a flying DJ concept????

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 04:14:22 AM »
Thanks Wayne. Not looking for an \'agency\' just enquiring. I am actually coming over to live (I am already a PR) and I have family over there. No problem! Good to see there is a forum anyway. Cheers!


DZ - Just curious, how long have you been out of country?† You say you have PR (Permanent Resident) status but talk about moving to the RP in December.† I\'m no Immigration expert, but I do know there are laws about how long you can remain out of the country and still maintain your PR status.† As I said, just curious.†

As a Permanent Resident (depending on what visa you hold) you may be able to work as an English teacher, perhaps.† As a DJ?† In what venue?† Filipino Rap?†  ;D† Sorry, but I find it humorous† when people talk about going to the Philippines and finding some small job to earn extra cash, especially when there are about 3.5 million OFW\'s working worldwide to support their own family \"back home\" because there are no worthwhile jobs available for them in the RP. 

I do wish you good luck in finding something, seriously.  But I fear you may find the pickings very scarce.  Also, I would warn you to be very cautious in promoting yourself too strenuously as you may make local enemies quickly and that could be a very serious problem for you.  All it would take would be for one Filipino who thinks, right or wrong, that you are taking something away from him and he could cause you very large problems, whether you\'ve done anything wrong or not.  Some unfortunate foreigners have found themselves sitting in a Filipino jail awaiting deportation when they done absolutely nothing wrong. 
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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 10:11:11 AM »
That is some scary $H!+† :o
Definitely need to keep the FAC on speed dial!
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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 10:15:02 AM »
I sometimes wonder what ever happened to fish_ako(Ted)... haven\'t heard from him in awhile.
He was always dealing with crap like that.
One of the last things I remember was his visits from fake immigration dudes.
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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2010, 04:35:28 PM »
I brought this up to Mrs RUFUS and and asked her if she knew about this and how she\'d handle it.
She says it has happened to the husbands of a few friends of hers and she says she knows what to do.
She says the ones that spend months and years in detention are ones that usually have nobody to fight for them.
Meaning a wife or someone caused it and those jabroni\'s were alone.
The ones my wife knew spent less than a week each cuz their wife\'s got them out.
I asked Mrs RUFUS if she knew who to call and she said yes.
 She also stated that happens more in the populated areas and less in the province.
We also have ties with the mayors office(Mayor is our godfather of wedding) and police department(friends of the family) so she assured me that I have less chance of it happening to me, which relieved me a bit.
Make friends in high places ;)
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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2010, 12:37:32 PM »
Hi!

I was granted PR status in 2009 and am just fulfilling my contract in Singapore. I have fulfilled my visit requirements for 2010 already and when I move I will be staying in the the Philippines permanently. As for DJ work I didn\'t look for it in Singapore I was offered a spot. It\'s an exclusive session and does not involve \'Filipino Rap\'. In fact it doesn\'t pay the sort of cash that allows one to travel between two countries and I treat it as hobby over here (though the audience is huge). I have a young family and wouldn\'t want to be absent anyway.
 
I wouldn\'t make any decisions anyway without consulting my Philippine relatives. Thanks for the comments though! Cheers! I do know people in the right places and I\'m not the sort to fall foul of the law.

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Re: Moving over to Metro Manila in December 2010
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2011, 08:10:47 AM »
Guys, this is scaring me. †I have dual citizenship... but my 2 business partners are only American citizens.

On the first video, the poor guy was jailed all because of jealous neighbor?† WTH?† Are Filipinos back home that friggin crazy?

As far as jobs, we could possibly be hiring and our business is located in Quezon City.

 


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