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@  Smithy1971 : (25 May 2017 - 06:10 AM)

Because human-rights groups have agenda's it's that simple, and they don't get any mileage from the Marawi incident.

@  BGC Dude : (25 May 2017 - 01:13 AM)

wheres tge international outrage over that?

@  BGC Dude : (25 May 2017 - 01:12 AM)

Where are the human-rights experts when innocent people are being slaughtered by extremist groups? Was the police chief that was beheaded denied his human rights by the Mautes? Where's the internationals

@  Budhah : (25 May 2017 - 12:34 AM)

ISIS took over a town/village killing 21, Marawi city of 200k people??

@  grahamuk : (24 May 2017 - 09:15 PM)

Was he planning this all along ? He was mumbling about it enough before.

@  Budhah : (24 May 2017 - 07:51 PM)

Just announced on Fox news that the Martial law may go nation wide, because of Isis killing in the South. Fear of it spreading to rest of the PI.

@  lazybugger : (24 May 2017 - 05:03 PM)

specifically I'm looking for a brake master cylinder for a Jap import Toyota

@  lazybugger : (24 May 2017 - 05:00 PM)

no was just some guy who had found a store selling autoparts, that actually had stock, and had decent prices etc etc

@  grahamuk : (24 May 2017 - 12:49 PM)

My friend brought in his big motorbike from Hong Kong a few years ago... distributed amongst several Balikbayan boxes. :D

@  pitstop : (24 May 2017 - 12:21 PM)

Sorry. Entered Shoutbox by mistake. While here anyway I recall a post on importing motor vehicles in parts. Maybe there.

@  pitstop : (24 May 2017 - 12:18 PM)

vehicle parts

@  lazybugger : (24 May 2017 - 12:00 PM)

anyone remember and can point me in the right direction pls???

@  lazybugger : (24 May 2017 - 11:59 AM)

I tried searching on the site's "search" function but no luck so far

@  lazybugger : (24 May 2017 - 11:58 AM)

I recall reading a post a few months ago about where to buy vehicle parts for cheap price...damned if I can remember where the post was

@  doctor who : (24 May 2017 - 06:36 AM)

Martial Law, stopped me in my tracks last night,, travelling between Mati, and Davao , at 9pm stopped at a road side Army inspection setup, everybody off the bus, walk through the inspection area then back on the bus, only to get stuck behind a military convoy,,

@  willie50 : (24 May 2017 - 05:41 AM)

martial law has not affected san Francisco and prosperidad on Mindanao at this moment. usually a lot of soldiers n check points

@  Pukpuk : (23 May 2017 - 11:58 PM)

@FurryFriend Start a topic and stop crowding the Shoutbox if you are going to go on about it.

@  Pukpuk : (23 May 2017 - 11:57 PM)

@FurryFriend So you have experienced Martial law have you? Well I have and I tell you it is slightly inconvenient but not to the stage you wouldn't go there. FFS you love a troll or two don't you.

@  FurryFriend : (23 May 2017 - 11:48 PM)

http://www.rappler.com/nation/170754-davao-city-lockdown-marawi-attack Davao City mayor "urged visitors to cancel their trips to Davao unless [its] very important...[and] said that if they don't want to be thoroughly inspected in multiple checkpoints, they should not come..." That doesn't sound like a rocking fun place for a week-long mongering trip.

@  FurryFriend : (23 May 2017 - 11:20 PM)

Martial law means so much more than a curfew. It's about having mobility restricted, roads closed, stores closed, flights cancelled, and possible loss of conveniences like cellphone, ATM or internet services. These are all hinderences to mongering. If there was martial law in Pampanga, you can bet AC bars will all be closed. Furthermore, martial law grants the military ability to perform civilian law enforcement. It will not be a fun moment in the Philippines when soldiers with very powerful weapons stops you, asks you questions, then demands to frisk you.



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#26 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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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.



#29 OFFLINE   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



#31 OFFLINE   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

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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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#33 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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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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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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