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ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch

ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch

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“ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch” is today’s cautionary tale. I like to believe I exercise a fair bit of caution whenever withdrawing money from any local ATMs. My asawa always stands to my side and I make sure no one is standing directly behind me while I’m conducting my transaction. (more…)
Ford Ranger XLT 4×2 Automatic: Our New Truck in the Philippines

Ford Ranger XLT 4×2 Automatic: Our New Truck in the Philippines

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The Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Automatic is our new truck in the Philippines. After not owning, or driving, our own vehicle since moving to the Philippines over five years ago we have finally purchased our own personal transportation. WHAT??? But wait a minute. Regular readers of Philippines Plus must be scratching their heads (or their butts, if you prefer), wondering why in the world we bought the Ford.  Didn't I publish a post a few weeks ago regarding an initial unpleasant visit to the local dealership in Iloilo? (more…)
Never Buy Your Asawa Clothes for Christmas

Never Buy Your Asawa Clothes for Christmas

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Lead Photo from Imgur   Never buy your asawa clothes for Christmas. If she's anything like my wife, you'll end up going to a SM City Mall the day after Jesus' birthday celebration and face massive mobs that rival the hordes of Hade. I kid you not. I would (almost) rather have each of my fingernails and toenails pulled out then encounter the crowds that my spouse and I had to deal with.  I had to navigate the crowded mall filled with morons that hypnotically gazed downward at their cell phones as they checked their latest asinine Facebook message and never watched where they were going. Crowded eateries that reduced us to eating at Pizza Hut (at Robinsons, our first stop) which is never packed out. (more…)
Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Was Merely a Pigment of our Imagination

Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Was Merely a Pigment of our Imagination

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(Lead Photo Source: Eastern Motors Info) No, it's not a misprint. Our Isuzu D-Max Automatic Truck was merely a "pigment" of our imagination. I worked with a Filipino back in the States who would pull a Norm Crosby (for you old geezers out there) and mangle her English occasionally. One of my favorites was her substitution of "pigment" for the phrase "figment of your imagination." Unfortunately our recent situation with our Isuzu salesman in Iloilo who told us the Isuzu passenger truck we wanted to buy was "available" was only a "pigment"of that salesman's imagination, also. (more…)
Encounter with Arrogant Salesman at Ford Dealership in Iloilo

Encounter with Arrogant Salesman at Ford Dealership in Iloilo

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Our Isuzu D-Max 4x2 Automatic truck is available. Well, that's what our salesman at the Iloilo City Isuzu dealership told us. After an all day ordeal at BDO that involved transferring our funds from our Dollar Account to our Peso Account, we only had 45 minutes before the dealership closed. But first,  we had one previously unplanned stop to make before we would head over to Isuzu, the local Ford dealership in Iloilo where we had an encounter with an arrogant salesman. (more…)
Does BDO Belong in the Philippines’ Top Ten Bank List?

Does BDO Belong in the Philippines’ Top Ten Bank List?

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Does BDO belong in the Philippines' Top Ten Banks List? That's a question I asked myself repeatedly this past Friday as I inquired on a transfer of funds we have been waiting on since late November. Our local SM Shopping Mall, where our Banco de Oro branch is located,  was filled to the gills with Filipinos fishing for last minute Christmas bargains. I like Christmas but I hate the crowds it brings. Yes, even in the Philippines, which is over 80% Catholic and virtually shuts down on Christmas week for Baby Jesus' birthday, is becoming increasingly commercialized. More and more people are buying gifts, much to the delight of SM and all other merchants, and potbellied Santa's litter the landscape everywhere you go.  (more…)
Our  Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Has Disappeared from Iloilo City

Our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Has Disappeared from Iloilo City

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It was to be expected. Our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic truck has disappeared from Iloilo City. My asawa received a text yesterday from Looney (Tunes), our salesman at the Isuzu dealership. "Ma'am, I'm sorry but the black 4x2 automatic D-Max is no longer available." My wife was on the front porch sorting rice (see lead photo) while Lolo carried on an animated conversation with his favorite dead relative, Fernando, so I took it upon myself to reply to Looney (and since the message was in English and not the native Ilonggo, I could actually decipher the text.) We had first met Looney when he was at Robinsons Place in Iloilo where the Isuzu dealership staff  were showing the latest models available from their establishment. One of the trucks on hand was a black D-Max Automatic Crew Cab. After
BDO Online Banking Has Finally Added Our Dollar Account

BDO Online Banking Has Finally Added Our Dollar Account

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I'm not a patient man. Ask my asawa. Ask any former co-worker of mine from AT&T. The older I get the grumpier and more impatient I become. Again, ask my asawa of almost 15 years. After trying for over two weeks, however, BDO Online Banking has finally added our dollar account. The process should only have taken five business days but after three emails to the eBusiness Service Center at Banco de Oro and one trip to our local branch in Iloilo (which requires a four hour round trip from our home in Guimaras) I finally can view all of our accounts online. BDO has no ATM in Guimaras where I can check our balances so viewing everything on my PC is extremely convenient. Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons   (more…)
How BDO Fixed Our Dollar Account in the Philippines

How BDO Fixed Our Dollar Account in the Philippines

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BDO, Banco de Oro, is the largest bank in the Philippines. It belongs to the SM Group owned by billionaire Henry Sy. In previous comments to a post regarding a dollar account my asawa and I were trying to open with Banco de Oro, I had threatened to close our account with the banking giant and go to BPI, Bank of the Philippines. But there's a possibility that BDO has fixed our dollar account in the Philippines. Maybe. How? Let me tell you the story, O True Believer (as I borrow heavily from Stan Lee.) Hanging out with Metrobank guards. I've never hung out with BDO security yet. (more…)