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Best TV Satellite System Philippines

UPDATED 02-12-2020

First of all, why doesn’t the Cignal Care Live Chat option work? It used to. Consequently, I tried calling the two toll-free numbers listed on their website. Neither of those worked either. Therefore, I tried a new gambit. Instead of indicating I was a Cignal subscriber, I entered “No.” Checking the “Yes” box on four previous attempts got me nowhere.

I finally reached a service representative using this strategy.

I was questioning why my on-screen EPG, Electronic Program Guide, wasn’t showing any program names for two of my favorite channels, History and TLC. The EPG now only indicates “TLC” and “HISTORY.”

After several minutes the service representive informed me that they, Cignal, have no control over the EPG. The information on it is cared for by their “content provider.”

I questioned why no one from Cignal was contacting their content provider; a reasonable inquiry, in my opinion. However, I figured I would just get a reply repeating the content provider was responsible so I ended the chat.

While many channels on the Cignal program guide do not show the name of the individual programs, there are some channels like TLC and History which I like to check and program for future viewing with my remote. While I have to go to the EPG and click on the channel to see what’s on, I can’t program the remote to watch the show later since no program name is listed.

I tried finding a program guide for TLC Asia online but couldn’t find one yet. I haven’t checked for the History channel yet. Hopefully, a magic fairy will sprinkle some pixie dust and make the program names for History and TLC reappear again.

HERE’S THE ORIGINAL POST:

Another recent post that dealt with my favorite television programs got me to thinking. And that’s not something I often do. “Best TV Satellite System Philippines”: the unfiltered opinion of an American expat in the Philippines. First of all, numerous national and regional cable tv options are available throughout the Philippines. This article will focus on satellite systems available in this land of 7, 500 islands.

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Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DO NOT Enforce Wearing of Life Jackets

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UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2019

COAST GUARD IN ILOILO AND GUIMARAS NOW ENFORCES THE WEARING OF LIFE JACKETS

In fairness to the local Coast Guard, I felt the need to update this post. After the loss of 31 lives on capsized pump boats on August 3, 2019, the Coast Guard has been strictly implementing new safety regulations for pump boats.

Furthermore, I commend the Coast Guard and the Maritime Industry Authority, MARINA, for sticking to their guns. Despite heavy opposition by Guimaras resort owners and pump boat operators, the safety regulations put in place by the MARINA are still being enforced.

However, I don’t know how long the regulations will remain. There’s already discussion about somehow modifying the tarpaulins that cover the pump boats. Instead of using common sense and umbrellas, there are people complaining about the tarpaulins being removed. These protesters claim that the sun beats down on them when riding the motorboats.

There is evidence that the tarpaulins were a major factor in the loss of lives on August 3. Many passengers were trapped underwater and underneath the tarps.

Well, there’s a solution to the blazing sun. Use an umbrella. Or, board one of the fast crafts that have covered passenger areas. Frankly, the mandate by the MARINA to modernize ALL wooden-hulled pump boats in the Philippines is being resisted. It seems that there is a concerted effort by some for Guimaras to remain in the Dark Ages and ignore all safety regulations for the sake of the Almighty Peso.

Therefore, things will probably go the way they did after nine people lost their lives in October 2015. That’s when theTawashcapsized on the Iloilo Strait. After two weeks, and complaints from Guimaras lawyers who had rumpled suits from wearing life jackets, the life jacket regulation was completely ignored. I hope I’m wrong.

What follows is my original post from October 2015.

The Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DOES NOT enforce the wearing of life jackets.

It is required by MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority)’s Memorandum Circular No. 08 Series of 2008 which states that “ALL passengers shall be required to wear life jackets from the time of departure and during the entire voyage…”

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