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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #105 on: April 27, 2020, 01:06:08 PM »
TY

how much of a power grab was made

Here is a little background on the folks who recommended lockdown.  Each one is a long listen.

Thomas Paine Podcast

Ep. 17 -- WE ARE ALL BEING PLAYED

Ep. 18 -- Robert "Bobby" Kennedy Jr.

Ep. 19 -- EXCLUSIVE: TOP Scientist & HIV/AIDS Research Pioneer Dr. Judy Mikovits

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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #106 on: April 28, 2020, 05:46:55 PM »
I have been in the Philippines 10 years and dealt with many government offices.  It is hard to find two offices or two people in an office that interpret the law/rule the same way at times. So could they have meant IV-A versus VI-A is a definite, YES!  There is no Region VI-A, PERIOD! To use a subset for accounting or other actions by an agency does not change the names or number of official Regions in the Philippines.

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There's no disagreement that there are 17 official regions. But that doesn't mean that there can't be an unofficial title that's used by the government and understood by the citizens. In the past 20 years, the Philippines' government has created new regions and reorganized old regions. It's always changing. New titles are made and old ones are abolished. Western Visayays is organized in a unique way. Negros Island is divided. Just by looking at the way the government agencies refer to these regions and also looking at unofficial sites, like this sports webpage, it is clear that Region VI-A and VI-B are present in Western Visayas.


https://www.spin.ph/basketball/southwestern-university-san-jose-rcoletos-visayas-teams-nbtc-finals-a1373-20190314  
VISAYAS QUALIFIERS: Sta. Clarita International School (Region VI-A), STI-West Negros University (Region VI-B),

Region VI-A - the island with Iloilo City
Region VI-B - the island with Bacolod City

I didn't come up with these titles. They have been used for years, and when they are used, people in the Philippines know what the titles mean.
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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #107 on: April 28, 2020, 06:51:17 PM »
There's no disagreement that there are 17 official regions. But that doesn't mean that there can't be an unofficial title that's used by the government and understood by the citizens. In the past 20 years, the Philippines' government has created new regions and reorganized old regions. It's always changing. New titles are made and old ones are abolished. Western Visayays is organized in a unique way. Negros Island is divided. Just by looking at the way the government agencies refer to these regions and also looking at unofficial sites, like this sports webpage, it is clear that Region VI-A and VI-B are present in Western Visayas.


https://www.spin.ph/basketball/southwestern-university-san-jose-rcoletos-visayas-teams-nbtc-finals-a1373-20190314 
VISAYAS QUALIFIERS: Sta. Clarita International School (Region VI-A), STI-West Negros University (Region VI-B),

Region VI-A - the island with Iloilo City
Region VI-B - the island with Bacolod City

I didn't come up with these titles. They have been used for years, and when they are used, people in the Philippines know what the titles mean.

So there are 17 Regions, PERIOD!  That being said there can not be a Region VI-A and VI-B or there would be 18. As I stated earlier "To use a subset for accounting or other actions by an agency does not change the names or number of official Regions in the Philippines". Same applies to a sports league.

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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #108 on: April 28, 2020, 07:28:54 PM »
Just as a lot of folks mistake Dumaguete (Negros Oriental) as Reg 6. It's not. It's part of Cebu Reg 7. Iloilo & Negros Occidental are Reg 6.
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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #109 on: May 18, 2020, 11:10:36 PM »
Well, Phil news shows "modified enhanced" lockdown thing easing up, with some stores still closed. vlogs from this weekend May 16-17, show a lot of people out, but no jeepneys. We hear one can't travel to provinces, or quarantine may be in effect if doing so. At this point we are worried--our trip is set for June 16, and will be in Manila and travel to Abra province. Any restrictions will kill the trip for us (6 weeks). The airline may allow re-booking for later according to Expedia. Anyone have any other news regarding lockdowns and quarantines?

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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #110 on: May 21, 2020, 12:08:12 AM »
I dont know about Expedia but when our flights were cancelled, EVA gave us a full refund while American Airlines (San Antonio to LAX) would only give us a voucher for use at a later time.

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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2020, 01:54:25 AM »
Refund or voucher will work, as we are definitely going. Air fares will probably be higher later, though. We had three families from the States and I don't know how many in the PI all coordinated for this get-together, so this is really inconvenient.

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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #112 on: May 26, 2020, 08:56:46 PM »
Guess it's a moot point now. We, and the three other families from the US have canceled. Looking at 2021 now.

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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #113 on: May 28, 2020, 07:03:51 AM »
Our tenative plan also. Depending on the circumstances maybe in the April/May timeframe again.

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Re: Manila Lockdown
« Reply #114 on: May 28, 2020, 07:41:50 AM »
Keep up with the news &  play it one day at a time.
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