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@  bernie344 : (01 September 2014 - 10:37 AM) uii be waiting a long tym fot that LB warwanker knows everything
@  Kadachiman : (01 September 2014 - 10:10 AM) MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga -- The body of a woman was found dumped along the shoulder of an overpass bridge atop the North Luzon Expressway in Barangay Mawaque here at dawn...from MS website
@  Kadachiman : (01 September 2014 - 10:03 AM) All I know is that the walk from ABC to Walking Street was free of beggar kids last night...that is a bonus :-)
@  Big geezer : (01 September 2014 - 09:58 AM) An AC girl I'm friendly with on facebook posted a photo of the dead girl. Face down, shot in the head or face by the look of it. Not so much blood so probably dies instantly. :(
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 09:55 AM) perhaps when you and your policeman pal find out it's true, you can apologise, if you're inferring that I'm a rumour monger
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 09:37 AM) sometime yesterday evening or early this morning
@  warchyld : (01 September 2014 - 09:36 AM) 3 murders now? obviously after the murder of the ladyboy rumour mongering has become the theme of the day.
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 09:36 AM) A tanod told me they were shot while inside their black car
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 09:35 AM) BPI
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 09:34 AM) KPI
@  King Herald : (01 September 2014 - 09:24 AM) Is that the BPI bank in Friendship then, or is that BDO, I can't remember?
@  Gibson 1959 : (01 September 2014 - 09:05 AM) What time it happen ?
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 08:20 AM) apparently witnesses heard the girl shout at the shooter that she knew him, so he turned around and shot her too
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 08:19 AM) now I'm hearing a story that their was a Korean and his Pinay gf murdered close by the BPI
@  King Herald : (01 September 2014 - 08:15 AM) @lazybugger Yes, that is the road, apparently the murder was down there somewhere.
@  warchyld : (01 September 2014 - 07:10 AM) I asked a cop I chat to every now and then just vaguely whether he was there for the shooting and he immediately referred to the ladyboy, asked if there was one today involving a foreigner and he seemed genuinely surprised and said it was the first he had heard of it.
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 05:31 AM) I was on both earlier and the mother in law hasn't heard any chiz miz in Anunas
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 05:29 AM) or Clark Av; the road to right if you're going over the bridge heading towards Friendship?
@  lazybugger : (01 September 2014 - 05:28 AM) do you mean the road to the right going into Anunas heading over the bridge going away from Friendship?
@  King Herald : (01 September 2014 - 04:20 AM) Hmm, maybe it was more off the beaten track then. Our buddy lives down the back, the road just past Friendship bridge.


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#1 OFFLINE   TheCatFish

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 06:32 AM

Citibank waves all of my international fees and ATM fees if I use citi branch. You need a special account and it works great. I even have a letter stating my fees are waved. Been with Citibank for over 12yrs and it works great.  When in Thailand use AON bank because of know ATM fees.

 

I plan to use CitiBank as well.  I have done some research and it seems to be one of 2 possible banks that could work for me.  


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:08 AM

So you use xoom.com to transfer to a local PI bank account in your name mate?


No I just transfer it to myself and go to BDO in SM mall with 2 pieces of picture ID (Passport, drivers license, I-Card, etc...) and pick up the cash. I can then watch the exchange rate and exchange as little or as much as I want when it is favorable.
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#3 OFFLINE   lolo

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:06 AM

I plan to use CitiBank as well.  I have done some research and it seems to be one of 2 possible banks that could work for me.  

 

You need to have a GOLD account before Citi will wave the fees.  If you are from the States make sure everything is in writing and never go below the gold card limit.


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#4 ONLINE   Tukaram

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:07 AM

Do you need a ACR card to open your account?

Every bank seems different.  At first i opened an account at BDO - from online recommendations.  Every branch I asked had different rules for opening accounts.  That should have been a clue... they all said I had to have an ACR - then they said I had to open a joint account with a local (used my girlfriend).  I was not happy with their service and attitudes.  I talked to some expats and they all said BDO sucks - go with BPI.

 

So I went to BPI and all they asked for was my passport, and p5,000 for an opening balance.  I opened a dollar account and a peso account so I can XOOM or WU myself money in dollars to avoid the horrid exchange rates from XOOM or WU.  Then x-fer between accounts when the rate looks good.  Only thing I don't like is the dollar account can't have an ATM.  But I really only plan to hold a little money there and x-fer it to the peso account as needed.  My real account is USAA and my money will stay in the US!


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

You don't need to change anything. Just open yourself a PI bank account as a start. I use metrobank

 

How do you get money into a PI bank account, is there not charges when you transfer money from your home country


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#6 ONLINE   kokomolade

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:20 PM

You don't need to change anything. Just open yourself a PI bank account as a start. I use metrobank

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Do you need a ACR card to open your account?

 

If you deposit a substancial amount (200kp min), you only need a passport. When i opened this Metrobank acc they just asked for a Bgy clearance to verify my adress but an electric bill would have been sufficient.

Citibank waves all of my international fees and ATM fees if I use citi branch. You need a special account and it works great. I even have a letter stating my fees are waved. Been with Citibank for over 12yrs and it works great.  When in Thailand use AON bank because of know ATM fees.

My gf (nr77 :WinkGrin1: ) have used Landbank last 6 years. No fees wherever she go in Phils but in some pesky small cities thers a max 4000p withdrawal each try.

 

Hampshire1, on 03 Sept 2013 - 10:22 PM, said:

How do you get money into a PI bank account, is there not charges when you transfer money from your home country

 

Ordinary bank to bank online transaction. Cost me 900p each. I transfer my pension every month i'm in Phils.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:41 PM

THE ULTIMATE WORLD WIDE MONGERING CARD

All of these possibilities are OK, but don't forget that even if your bank of choice doesn't charge an ATM fee, the ATM you actually use will, if it's not a specified one or a branch. Also they almost all charge a bank fee, or foreign transaction fee.

I'm speaking from the perspective being a citizen of the USA, but if you get a Charles Schwab investor checking account they will never charge an ATM fee, they never charge a bank or transaction fee, they always reimburse for any ATM fees (there is no limit), at any bank or Credit Union, anywhere in the world. There is no account fee, there is no minimum fee. You can add your current Us bank as an external account and easily transfer money online. It is the ultimate world wide mongering card. As a bonus you get better exchange rates than you do at the currency exchange businesses. They pay what you see posted at www.visa.com, since they carry the Visa logo.

To check current exchange rates go to www.visa.com, select your country, then go to the search bar and enter "currency", a currency converter option will pop up, click on the pop up and then enter zero for bank fee, and put in your country of choice.
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#8 ONLINE   Chris in Makati

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:26 AM

How do you get money into a PI bank account, is there not charges when you transfer money from your home country

 

Depending on which banks you use there may or may not be charges involved. If there is, they're usually a fixed amount ranging from around US$10 to $25. To make it cost effective you need to send a large enough amount that the charges are small in relation to the amount sent.


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#9 OFFLINE   kantutero

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

Metrobank in US charges $7 per remittance to Piso account in PI and gives good forex rate, about .25 off the listed rate online.  I think BPI and PNB are similar (have offices in US for remittances). 


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#10 ONLINE   Tukaram

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 01:09 AM

How do you get money into a PI bank account, is there not charges when you transfer money from your home country

 

It depends on if it is a dollar account or a peso account.  You can use XOOM or Western union for either account type but the charges are different.  Currently XOOM is $4.99 to x-fer dollars into a peso account - but the exchange rate sucks!  Western Union offers a no fee x-fer if done online direct to a bank.  They make money on the exchange fee but give a better rate than XOOM.  Western Union dollars to a dollar account is $7.99 because they make no exchange fee.

 

You can call your bank and do a wire transfer but I have never tried it because the time difference makes it weird to call the US and I just have been to lazy to look into it.  I don't know what the fees would be for my bank.

 

I just set up a dollar & peso account at BPI and will write a check from my American bank and deposit it in my dollar account here.  I can watch the exchange rates and withdraw my dollars and convert to pesos when I get a better rate.  Takes some planning (check takes 21 days to clear) but as I am retired here I got nothing but time!


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