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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

How Would Barney Fife Handle the COVID-19 Crisis?

Above all, I have too much on my time if I’m wondering how Barney Fife would handle the COVID-19 crisis. Barney Fife, of course, was Sheriff Andy Taylor’s Chief Deputy on the “The Andy Griffith Show.” This classic American sitcom ran on the CBS network from 1960-1968. Frankly, the black-and-white episodes with Don Knotts as … 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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Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines

the dirty kitchen

UPDATE Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines Perhaps I’m becoming more “Filipino.” Because I moved to the Philippines over 10 years ago, I have to wonder if I’m emulating “Filipino Time.” As a result, it’s taken me almost five years to update this post “Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines.” New Updates on Popular Articles However, maybe … Read more

3 Philippine Banks Ranked Worst in Customer Service

While I’ve previously written about the best banks in the Philippines, this post offers the opposite side of the spectrum. If you’re looking to open a bank account in the Philippines, customer service is a factor you probably want to consider. Therefore, today’s post, “3 Philippine Banks Ranked Worst in Customer Service” offers some unique … Read more

Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes

citronella plant philippines

“Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes” is today’s topic. The Philippines Department of Health has reported a 41% increase in cases of dengue fever in the country from 01 January 2016 to 11 June 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

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San Miguel President Claims Vietnamese Drink Twice as Much Beer as Filipinos

First of all, I was merely checking on an article regarding the upcoming increased “sin tax” on alcohol products. Furthermore, while I might quaff a few adult beverages in a month, there’s worse “sins” a person could go to hell for. Drinking a few beers a month probably isn’t going to hurt my chances of … Read more

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