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  1. StidlyDoRight: I had the same gf for many years. Not 5 gf in 19 months, same you brag about earlier. What you doing now is considered stalking, not allowed on any forum. Original post was written from the past, and friends experience as well. I stick to my long term relationship.
  2. Let me SPELL it out for you. On top of this page: RELATIONSHIPS - Dating a Filipina. You go off topic in most of your posts. You disrupt what was ment to be a good topic. Your post about CRUISING a former well known area for lady of the night, has nothing to do with Relationhip - Dating a Filipina. You only disrupt the topic. Then you change to the area, and come with more excuses, again not related to Relationships. In other thread you again go off topic, and comment about desperate old expats looking at ladyboys in Ayala. In other thread you say you not into girls. In other thread you ask about get your partner tested for STD. Then in this post you are Cruising in a infamous area, in the middle of the night. You contradict yourself a lot, you want to join a new friendly forum, but all you do yourself is to go OFF TOPIC time after time, and disrupt conversations, who could be useful, without off topic post from you. A new forum can not let Off Topic post dominate the forum. Members with that habit, don't contribute with anything of value. You know that all forums have rules against disruptive behavior, and off topic. When this forum get forum rules posted, I expect to see similar here. I am not a moderator. If I was moderator, you would already been silenced in many topics where you posts are totally irrelevant, off topic. You do nothing than disrupt topics. This forum is in the start up process, attemps to disrupt topics should be reacted up on quickly. Else off topic and disruptions soon become the norm. Common sense apply. All your last post is non sense and irrelevant to RELATIONSHIP - Dating a Filipina. Don't pretend to be the victim, when you are the offender.
  3. Topic is not about lady of the night. Can't imagine one meet anyone else at 'the wee hours of the morning'. Topic is posted under Relationship. Dating a Filipina
  4. Over P23-M drugs seized in Dumaguete City August 16, 2018 AUTHORITIES seized on Thursday morning, August 16, over P23 million worth of illegal drugs from a resident in Dumaguete City. The Negros Oriental Police Office said that joint elements of the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Dumaguete police station, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Negros Oriental, and maritime police served the search warrant against Janmark Abadilla in Barangay Bajumpandan. The authorities received information that there are illegal drugs in Abadilla's residence. Confiscated were at least two kilos of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) with an estimated value of P23.6 million, drug paraphernalia, and a caliber .38 revolver with 11 live ammunition. Abadilla was arrested during the operation. He was brought to the police station for proper disposition. (SunStar Philippines) https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1758317/Dumaguete/Local-News/Over-P23-M-drugs-seized-in-Dumaguete-City
  5. Link to airlines: https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home https://www.cebupacificair.com https://www.airasia.com/en/home.page Airlines that fly to from Mactan International Airport, Cebu: https://mactancebuairport.com/business/airlines/
  6. Regular Holidays for 2019: January 1 (Tuesday) – New Year’s DayApril 9 (Tuesday) – Araw ng KagitinganApril 18 – Maundy ThursdayApril 19 – Good FridayMay 1 (Wednesday) – Labor DayJune 12 (Wednesday) – Independence DayAugust 26 (Monday) – National Heroes DayNovember 30 (Saturday) – Bonifacio DayDecember 25 (Wednesday) – Christmas DayDecember 30 (Monday) – Rizal Day* Special Non-Working DaysFebruary 5 (Tuesday) – Chinese New YearFebruary 25 (Monday) – Edsa People Power Revolution AnniversaryApril 20 – Black SaturdayAugust 21 (Wednesday) – Ninoy Aquino DayNovember 1 (Friday) – All Saints DayDecember 8 (Sunday) – Feast of the Immaculate Concepcion of MaryDecember 31 (Tuesday) – Last Day of the Year* Additional Special Non-Working DaysNovember 2 (Saturday)December 24 (Tuesday) https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1758314/Manila/Local-News/Palace-issues-list-of-holidays-for-2019
  7. 5 Chinese men nabbed in PH for allegedly kidnapping fellow national for ransom Five Chinese men and their Filipino accomplice were nabbed by the Laguna police on Monday night after allegedly kidnapping another Chinese national in exchange for ransom. ABS-CBN News reported that the Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) identified the arrested suspectsas Wu Guoxing, Wu Liang, Sun Yazhou, Hou Zhau Zhou, and Haichao Lin. Lin was identified as the mastermind behind the alleged kidnapping. The Filipino accomplice has yet to be identified. The Philippine Daily Inquirer identified the victim as Si Yuxiang. According to the authorities, Si was playing in a casino hotelin Pasay City. When he lost his money, a loan shark syndicate reportedly loaned him money to enable him to play. He was allegedly abducted and tortured by the suspects after he lost the money which was loaned to him. Si was reportedly kidnapped by the suspects on Friday and was tortured in a video sent to his relatives in China to demand ransom money in exchange for his freedom. He was allegedly hit several times with a belt. Si’s family reportedly gave the suspects PHP280,000 (US$5,229.70) for his release, however, the kidnappers demanded PHP150,000 (US$2,801.62) more, prompting the family to seek help from authorities. The foreign ministry in China then coordinated with the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines, which tipped the PNP-AKG of the second pay-off. On Monday night, police set an entrapment operation to nab the suspects. Senior Supt. Glenn Dumlao, the director of the PNP-AKG, told The Philippine Daily Inquirer that the kidnappers were arrested in a warehouse in Laguna. Recovered from the suspects were guns, tasers, and handcuffs. The authorities will file kidnap-for-ransom charges against the suspects. The post 5 Chinese men nabbed in PH for allegedly kidnapping fellow national for ransom appeared first on Coconuts. https://ph.yahoo.com/news/5-chinese-men-nabbed-ph-101300113.html
  8. Cigarette prices to increase more with passage of Universal Health Care Bill – DOH MANILA, Philippines – The prices of cigarettes are seen to go up further as higher tariffs are set to be imposed on tobacco products to fund the Universal Health Care Bill, which aims to provide Filipinos with access to health services According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the increase in tobacco prices is due to the new round of sin taxes which will be on top of the hikes under the first package of the Tax Reform Law. The tax hikes will be a major source of funding once The Universal Health Care Law is enacted. Over P135B fund is needed for the first year of its implementation and a total of P256B for the fourth year. “Eighty-five percent (85%) of the incremental proceeds will go to health and 80% of the 85% share of the health sector doon pupunta sa PhilHealth at iyon namang bente porsyento ay para mapondohan ang ating mga health facilities enhancement program,” Duque explained. Though the amount of the price increase still depends on the decision of the lawmakers, Secretary Duque believes this is a win-win solution for the health of the Filipinos. He also supports Senator Jv Ejercito’s proposal to hike cigarette prices to P90.00 per pack. If the Congress approves the bill, the government will collect more revenue compared to the current P35.00 price per pack in 2019. “Magkakaroon po tayo ng proceeds po ng about P45B. Malaking bahagi nito mapupunta sa pagpondo ng PhilHealth para doon po sa mahihirap na walang kakayahang magbayad ng kanilang pagiging miyembro,” he added. The health official believes this move would also save more lives and reduce the number of smokers. It would also save the government billions of pesos in treating sick Filipino smokers. “Our target is to really bring it down to the 14% level of smoking prevalence from a high of 21.47% pero iyang 21. 47% bumaba na rin iyan kasi nagkaroon na rin tayo ng sin tax,” he concluded. F The World Health Organization has reported that 17 Filipinos are dying every hour due to smoking.- Aiko Miguel / UNTV News and Rescue https://ph.yahoo.com/news/cigarette-prices-increase-more-passage-003520929.html
  9. Suspected Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Carcar, Cebu August 16, 2018 A SUSPECTED Abu Sayyaf member was caught by authorities early morning Thursday, August 16 in Barangay Ocaña, Carcar City, Cebu. Oger Roma Pelonio, who is in his 60s, was arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Central Visayas with the assistance of Carcar City Police Station. Several firearms and explosives were seized by the operatives. Cell phones and religious materials were also recovered from Pelonio. Pelonio was reportedly renting a house in the barangay. The arrest was authorized by a search warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Branch 18 Judge Gilbert Moises. Personnel from National Intelligence Coordinating Agency and Military Intelligence Group also helped in the arrest of the suspect, who was placed under surveillance in the past five days. The surveillance had sanctions from Macalañang, local radio station dyLA reported. Pelonio was allegedly involved in extortion acivities in the southern part of Mindanao. When politicians and businessmen would not give in to his demands, he would make a scene by setting off an explosive. The suspect had reportedly started to extort money from fastfood chains in some parts of Central Visayas before his arrest. He allegedly threatened to set off a bomb outside the establishment if his demands were not given. (KAL/SunStar Cebu) https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1758277/Cebu/Local-News/Suspected-Abu-Sayyaf-member-nabbed-in-Carcar-Cebu
  10. MMDA lodges formal complaint vs woman involved in viral video confrontation over illegal parking In a press conference today, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that they have filed a case against the driver who figured in a viral confrontation with MMDA’s officers. The MMDA said that they have asked the Land Transportation Office to suspend or revoke the woman’s license. According to the MMDA, the woman is a prosecutor. The agency is studying the possibility of seeking her disbarment from the Integrated Bar of the Philippines. The MMDA will also file a complaint at the Department of Justice, which oversees the country’s prosecutors, for direct assault after she reportedly hit one of the MMDA’s staff with her van. The viral video was posted yesterday on Gadget Geek, a Facebook account which follows the work of the MMDA. In the video, the woman is seen repeatedly refusing to show her license after she was caught illegally parking. In a raised voice, she asks: “What is your rule prior to towing?” Off cam, one of the MMDA’s men asks, “Did she hit you?” The woman, whose face was blurred, then says: “How could I not hit him when he stopped my car from leaving?” In the video, one of the MMDA’s staff tells MMDA Special Operations Group head Bong Nebrija in Filipino: “Sir, she hit me.” To which the woman answers, “So are you going to cry?” The husband later arrived at the scene and told the MMDA officers that his wife is pregnant and was bleeding. He accused the MMDA team of stressing his wife and told them that if his wife miscarries, he will hold the MMDA officers liable for it. The woman gave her license only after her husband arrived at the scene. The video has received more than 11.1 million views. It has been shared more than 242,000 times. During the press conference aired on ABS-CBN News Channel, MMDA chairman Jojo Garcia explained the MMDA’s rule: “When there’s an illegal parking, the 5-minute rule doesn’t mean that you are given 5 minutes. “The MMDA will arrive at the area, honk their horn and will start counting the five minutes. If the owner doesn’t arrive, the car will be towed. If the owner arrives, they will give you a ticket for illegal parking. It doesn’t mean that if you arrive, you will no longer be given a ticket.” Garcia asked the public not to argue with the MMDA’s officers during such instances. “During a simple traffic violation, don’t argue. Just give your license, you will be given a ticket. There’s no 1 minute, 2 minutes [grace period] just do it so there will be no confrontations,” he said. Meanwhile, netizens are angered by the woman’s actions. Wrote Ello Marcial: “This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable. Revoke her license right away. We don’t care if she’s a prosecutor. Congressmen aren’t even allowed [to break the law]. You think you’re above the law.” Lancelot Ambrosio wrote: “Cancer spotted. All for PHP200 (US$3.73) she fought. You even brought your father [the husband] who changed the narrative of the incident. If that woman miscarries do you think it’s the MMDA’s fault? We all saw the woman was the one challenging [them]. Stupid!” Lhyca Mateo is equally angry at the woman. “Just because you’re a prosecutor doesn’t mean you can just park anywhere. You should know the rules. For PHP200 you got in trouble. You also violated the coding rules. And your vehicle was outside. Don’t make the excuse that you’re pregnant and don’t blame other people for your mistakes. You’re abusive.” Dindi Zerna said she would have handled things differently. “If this happened to me and were pregnant, would NOT STRESS MYSELF by resisting and giving a lot of reasons,” she wrote. https://coconuts.co/manila/news/mmda-lodges-formal-complaint-vs-woman-involved-viral-video-confrontation-illegal-parking
  11. Arrest warrant out vs Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa THE Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued an arrest warrant against Cebu businessman Peter Lim, self-confessed drug lord Rolan "Kerwin" Espinosa, and several others over their involvement in illegal drugs.The court has also set the arraignment of their case for 1:30 p.m. on August 28.Lim and Espinosa were charged by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) for conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading. Others accused were Marcelo Adorco, Ruel Malindangan, and several John Does.The warrant was issued four days after the new panel of government prosecutors tasked to reinvestigate the drug-related complaint against them indicted Lim for conspiracy with Espinosa and the others.Espinosa and the others were indicted in a separate resolution issued in July 2018 by the same panel of prosecutors.READ: Lim, Espinosa indicted for conspiracy to trade drugsThe panel found probable cause to charge them for violation of Section 26(B) in relation to Section 5, Article 11 of Republic Act 9165 or Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.It said it finds the admission of Espinosa and his aide Adorco in a Senate investigation on the proliferation of illegal drugs sufficient to establish probable cause to charge them. Espinosa and Adorco had identified Lim as their supplier of illegal drugs,The panel said that conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading is a distinct offense under the law.In the arrest warrant issued by Judge Gina Palamos of Makati RTC Branch 65, the court found that "it has jurisdiction over the subject matter" and that "probable cause exist" to hold Lim and his co-accused.Unconfirmed reports said Lim has left the country. Espinosa, on the other hand, has been detained at the National Bureau of Investigation's Detention Center in Manila.Adorco has been admitted to the government's witness protection program, while Malindangan remains at-large. (SunStar Philippines) https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1757951
  12. DOH backs higher excise tax on tobacco August 15, 2018 THE Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday, August 15, expressed support for the proposal to increase the excise tax on tobacco to P90 per pack, saying this would boost public health and the country's revenue collections. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the plan to impose a P90 excise tax on tobacco products would be a "win-win" solution. "We are looking at the proposed increase in tobacco tax. The DOH is currently supporting the proposal of increasing tobacco excixe tax at P90 per pack," he told Palace reporters in a weekly economic briefing. "The proposed increase in tobacco taxes is a win-win for the health of Filipinos," the Health chief added. Under Senate Bill 1605 authored by Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, the excise tax on cigarettes will rise to P90 per pack from the current excise rate of P32.50 per pack. The excise duties on tobacco products increased to P32.50 in 2018 following the implementation of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Act. Duque was amenable to Ejercito's proposal, noting that this would increase and lower the smoking rate. By July 1 of this syear, the levies on tobacco products will further raise to P35. "At this rate, we estimate an incremental increase in revenues of roughly about P37.2 billion. This will be used to augment the budget from General Appropriations Act for funding of UHC (Universal Health Care), particularly to cover the premium paymennts of the non-contributory sector," he said. "Not only will it increase the funding to finance UHC. Tobacco taxes are also estimated to reduce, and I repeat, to reduce smoking prevalence. This will bring smoking prevalence down to 15.7 percent from 21.6 percent, according to the Global Adult Tobacco survey of 2015," he said. Smoking has become costlier in the country, especially after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order (EO) 26 on May 16, 2017, mandating a "smoke-free" environments in public and enclosed spaces. Despite Duterte's EO, many smokers have continued to defy the smoking ban in public places. Duque said the DOH has yet to conduct a monitoring and impact assessment of nationwide smoking ban. "Ang mga local government units, sila ang mag-iimplement, mag-papatupad nitong EO ni Pangulong Duterte," Duque said. (The local government units should be the ones to implement President Duterte's EO.) "At kami, uumpisahan pa lang natin ang monitoring and impact assessment kung ano na ba talaga ang nangyari. Pero sa ngayon kasi, hindi ko naman napaghandaan so wala akong datos na magpapakita kung epektibo ba ang EO na ito in terms of implementation," he added. (We will begin our monitoring and impact assessment of what happened. But as of now, we have not prepared any data which will show if the EO is effective, in terms of implementation.) (SunStar Philippines) https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1758141/Manila/Local-News/DOH-backs-higher-excise-tax-on-tobacco = P140-155 per pack.
  13. CO 1929 ordinance against drinking in prohibited or public places https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1749609/Cebu/Local-News/Police-tells-public-Know-your-laws
  14. 11 million delayed car plates out soon MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Office (LTO) can now move forward with the release of the estimated 11 million vehicle license plates from as far back as 2013 after legal issues have been resolved. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) yesterday said it is now holding discussions to ensure that license plates from 2013 would be distributed to registered owners after the LTO received on July 17 the resolution lifting the Notice of Disallowance (ND) from the Commission on Audit (COA), six months after the Supreme Court lifted its temporary restraining order (TRO). “This is a very positive development because for so long, we couldn’t move forward with license plate distribution. People are asking us all the time: where are our plates? Unfortunately, even if the plates are there, there are legal issues that need to be resolved first,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said. According to the DOTr, LTO officials recently met with the suppliers of the vehicle plates that were the subject of a TRO and the ND. During the discussions, the LTO said the suppliers have been very cooperative. “They assured us that they would just follow our lead. Whatever the government wants, that is what will happen. That’s why we are very positive that distribution of the license plates will happen soon,” LTO chief Edgar Galvante said. The DOTr said the pending 11 million plates would be distributed after the LTO submits its recommendation on the amended contract next week. The contract was awarded to the joint venture of Knieriem BV Goes and Power Plates Development Concept Inc. in 2013, as part of the five-year Motor Vehicle License Plate Standardization Program of the previous administration. However, in July 2015, the COA ordered LTO to stop paying the suppliers for alleged violation of government procurement rules. The disallowance covers the advance payment made by the LTO to the suppliers in June and July 2014 amounting to P477 million. Of the 15 million plates, only four million have been distributed, resulting in a backlog of 11 million, according to the DOTr. LTO chief Edgar Galvante said they are aiming to start distribution before the end of the year of the license plates for vehicles registered from 2013 until June 30, 2016. “We are aiming for as soon as possible, but no definite date yet,” he said in a phone interview. This comes as the COA lifted the notice of disallowance that covered LTO’s purchase of 300,000 license plates for cars and 400,000 license plates for motorcycles totaling P477,901,329. Backlog in license plates from February 2014 to June 30, 2016 totals 8.3 million for both motor vehicles and motorcycles.?Meanwhile, the DOTr said the LTO has shipped most of the license plates, which were manufactured in its own plate-making facility, covering July 2016 to December 2017 to its regional offices. On July 5, the LTO started the release of some 231,332 license plates for motor vehicles registered from July 2016 to December 2016. Tugade earlier appealed for understanding from car owners as he said they should take into consideration the capability of the LTO to deliver the license plates. He said the DOTr is delivering on President Duterte’s campaign promise to address the issue on license plates. – With Romina Cabrera https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/08/16/1843015/11-million-delayed-car-plates-out-soon
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