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Only Foreigners with Long Term Visas Allowed Back in Philippines

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I’ve resided in the Philippines for over 11 years. As a result, I consider myself a seasoned American expat in this archipelago. However, recent news reports that only foreigners with long-term visas could return to the Philippines was somewhat confusing. Only Foreigners with Long Term Visas Allowed Back in Philippines Why? Because foreigners with Filipino … Read more

American Living in Philippines Marks 11-Yr Milestone

I’m a foreigner. A stranger in a strange land. I’ve resided in “paradise” since 2009. Been married to a lovely Filipina for over 20 years. Hence, today’s post, “American Living in Philippines Marks 11-Yr Milestone.” Metallica Musings As my Jango internet radio plays a Metallica classic, “Enter Sandman,” I reminisce over the past 11 years. … Read more

Should Foreigners live in the Philippines?

While the current coronavirus crisis continues, the longest lockdowns on earth still exist in the Philippines. Moreover, a new “anti-terrorism” bill recently signed by President Duterte is causing concern among nuns and beauty queens. Because of the new law, suspects can go to jail without a warrant of arrest for up to 24 days. Nevertheless, … Read more

Cheapest Balikbayan Box & Best Balikbayan Box Size

What is the cheapest Balikbayan box and best Balikbayan box size that will suit your needs? A Balikbayan box is a corrugated box containing items sent by Overseas Filipino Workers, OFWs, (known as “Balikbayans.”) Shipped by sea, also, from Filipinos that have immigrated to other countries by freight forwarding companies. Also, brought by Filipinos returning … Read more

Spraying vs COVID-19 Should be discontinued

Here’s a recent announcement posted on the Philippine Department of Health, DOH, Facebook page: “Spraying and misting with disinfectants does more harm than good, and the DOH recommends avoiding this practice.” Hence, spraying vs COVID-19 should be discontinued. Spraying Creates Additional Health Hazards There is no evidence to support that spraying of surfaces or large … Read more

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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Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems

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First of all, if you’re planning to visit any of the sandy white beaches in Guimaras, don’t. “Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems,” today’s post, explains why. The Unvarnished Truth Because I’ve lived in Guimaras, an island province in Western Visayas, for the better part of ten years, I have a firsthand view of what’s … Read more

Dengue Exceeds Epidemic Threshold

It’s official. “Dengue Exceeds Epidemic Threshold.” A nationwide dengue alert has been issued in the Philippines. The surge of dengue infections has reached more than 15,000 in Western Visayas, the highest in the country. That’s the region of the Philippines we moved to over 10 years ago. Furthermore, Guimaras, our island province, leads all provinces … Read more

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