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pdronen replied to the thread susuki muti cab / carry . mini pickup , anyone have experience ? on the Philippines forum on August 29, 2015:
minocqua initially posted:
whats your opinion ? are they ok ? thanks .
pdronen replied on August 29, 2015 with:
as others have posted be aware no ac and as a light weight vehicle even the 4whl drive can get stuck. If you plan to operate in the city an inexpensive way of transportation
chance2013 replied on August 29, 2015 with:
The big problem as usual here is finding a good one, that's the challenge
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JPH replied to the thread Second Hand Car Purchase on the Philippines forum:
BrianHuntley initially posted:
I am thinking of settling in Cebu and also having my own car to get around. Is it a crap shoot in the Philippines or do you have people like the Australian Auto Club that will check out a car for you prior to purchase? What would you do if you knew very little about cars other than where the petrol goes to be sure you are not buying a lemon?
JPH replied on August 29, 2015 with:
Crap shoot I think... I found I needed connections to a 'mechanic' who would go check out something I wanted to buy if it was local - of course you pay him. Mechanic is a lose term so be careful.
thaiedward replied on August 28, 2015 with:
Hi Bryan, I'm not even in the PI (yet) but experienced friends told me that it's not easy to detect whether or not a car has been flooded (with salt-water, mind you. Caveat emptor!
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bang4dabuck replied to the thread Who are you going to call and how? on the Philippines forum on August 28, 2015:
CMike357 initially posted:
I am on several PI forums and have searched the topic, but can't find anything on the subject. If you have an emergency ie, fire, burglary, assault, how do you contact the first responders. Of course in the US we dial 911. I have not read anything on this service in the PI. So who are you going to call to report the situation and how do you do it?
bang4dabuck replied on August 28, 2015 with:
I have it all figured out WHY THERE IS NO 911 IN THE PHILIPPINES. It is not because of the cost of having this call in service available, it is the cost of sending a responders and vehicles/equipment to the victim. Cheaper to let them sink or swim on their own. Life is very cheap here. When some kid is killed by a drunk driver the family usually just wants all the bills paid for. Murder is almost treated the same way.
poochewer replied on August 27, 2015 with:
I spelt it wrong on purpose
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Singlelooking replied to the thread Balikbayan Boxes - Much To Do About Nothing on the Philippines forum on August 28, 2015:
regularkano initially posted:
The top dog for the Bureau of Custom recently announced his intent to be more vigilant concerning the contents of Balikbayan boxes (BB). Legislators, OFWs and assorted pundits are up in arms about violating the sacrosanct privilege to send boxes full of stuff to the Philippines without scrutiny Those that complain are way behind the times. Spam, chocolate, toys,U.S. and European canned goods and Chinese made athletic shoes can be had in the Philippines at prices that make it silly to pay for the price of shipping a BB. In the past year or so, I've noticed online companies that will take orders, buy stuff from Amazon, EBAY and shippers in Hong Kong, Singapore, etc., handle customs levies at a set fee and deliver in the Philippines. No matter what's in the BB. It would be hard to find a price advantage over buying it in the Philippines. Nor is it likely the BB will contain items not available in the Philippines. BB shipping rules say computer or electronic euuipment is prohibited and few BB are free of such items. Strange that people in the hallowed chambers of government where those rules are devised denigrate the guy the administration hired to enforce the rules that fall by the wayside with the arrival of every BB. Maybe there's nothing to replace the thrill of receiving a BB shipped 4 months ago. Who, however, wouldn't eventually move away from that train of thought to be able to avoid the hassle of putting together BB when Lozada.com and more and more competitors make the transaction clean and efficient for about the same price. Over this past week, I've read at least a dozen newspaper articles concerning the opinions of (obviously) out of touch public personalities who don't know they're battling against technology.
Singlelooking replied on August 28, 2015 with:
So, to someone that has never shipped anything here... How do I ship things? Fishing equipment, poles,paintings,vitamins and health food items. 2) where do I go to do it? Where do I call, what airline or sevice. What are the steps I should take to get it accomplished (remember,I don't know where to start) How much stuff, is prudent? How much willbit cost? How long does it take to get here? Lets say to reach Dumaguete,Baguio Tagaytay? And any other pertinent info or advice.....
Singlelooking replied on August 28, 2015 with:
So, to someone that has never shipped anything here... How do I ship things? Fishing equipment, poles,paintings,vitamins and health food items. 2) where do I go to do it? Where do I call, what airline or sevice. What are the steps I should take to get it accomplished (remember,I don't know where to start) How much stuff, is prudent? How much willbit cost? How long does it take to get here? Lets say to reach Dumaguete,Baguio Tagaytay? And any other pertinent info or advice.....
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charkee replied to the thread help on the Philippines forum on August 27, 2015:
astrofreak initially posted:
hey all. just a quck question for a newbee who will visit. 1. wow this place looks great. ill be there in November for my first visit! excited as hell 2. I hear the South has more trouble than the north. Some kidnappings? but im fairly street smart. I don't even roll around at night in my hometown. thanks Peace
charkee replied on August 27, 2015 with:
Wow, they are shooting the shabu (meth) dealers? That's one way to solve the problem. Here up north we also see the guards at the malls and they do a quick search on everybody that enters. Some crazy man shot and killed a guard and the other guard shot and killed the crazy man here in santa rosa a few months back. When I lived in Honduras, the police shot and killed over 2000 suspected gang members in only one year and the people were happy with the death squads.
standupguy replied on August 27, 2015 with:
I lived in Davao with my filipina wife and daughter, but its too congested, polluted, dusty, distressed housing, squatters, and safe though you still see that man[y apartments, department stores, banks, etc. are guarded with shotgun toting security.We moved to Toril about 30 minutes West. Much nicer city with everything. Everyone likes Davao's Mayor Mr. Duerte and his policy of salvage. The Davao Death squads, 2 man motorcycle wolf pack teams with shoot to kill orders if someone is breaking the law, like dealing shabu.
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minocqua posted Google earth , any other opitions ? on the Philippines forum on August 25, 2015:
anyone using . or are aware of another earth view site ? thanks .
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charkee replied to the thread Second Hand Car Purchase on the Philippines forum:
BrianHuntley initially posted:
I am thinking of settling in Cebu and also having my own car to get around. Is it a crap shoot in the Philippines or do you have people like the Australian Auto Club that will check out a car for you prior to purchase? What would you do if you knew very little about cars other than where the petrol goes to be sure you are not buying a lemon?
charkee replied on August 24, 2015 with:
I made the choice to not buy a car, tricycles and jeepneys are plenty cheap and can take me everywhere I want to go. It was a bit awkward to carry home a new pitchfork and shovel on a jeepney. But still a lot cheaper than having a car. I have friends with cars or vans that for the price of gas will take me if I need their help. I know a few kanos with cars and if you have any accident you will pay through the nose and perhaps have to pay off the cops too. Some have tinted glass the cops can't see you to stop you for a payoff.
airamericaman replied on August 09, 2015 with:
With the number of scams going on in any car market it is hard to get a fair deal. If your a "kano" and don't know a filipino who you can trust it can be very hard to get a fair deal. The kano tax on autos (and many other things) is hard to avoid. I'd still be walking with out filipino help.
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CAteacher replied to the thread building a house on the Philippines forum on August 24, 2015:
jackm initially posted:
are there good contactors in Angeles City area to get a house constructed? any recommendations?
CAteacher replied on August 24, 2015 with:
Moderator's note: remember that no contractors may post a response to this inquiry. The author is asking our membership about their own experience. Thank you for your compliance.
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