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Re: Philippines
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2016, 10:34:58 PM »
@AJK,

 Should I do PPS next week? I currently hold the following tickets:
AA 90K
EY  F JFK AUH  A380 

AA 45k
QR F DXB  DOH 
QR F DOH BKK A380  (Al Safwa lounge)
CX F BKK HKG            (CX Pier lounge)
CX F HKG MNL 

MNL PPS CebuPacific will cost $45

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2016, 11:09:17 AM »
@AJK,

 Should I do PPS next week? I currently hold the following tickets:
AA 90K
EY  F JFK AUH  A380 

AA 45k
QR F DXB  DOH 
QR F DOH BKK A380  (Al Safwa lounge)
CX F BKK HKG            (CX Pier lounge)
CX F HKG MNL 

MNL PPS CebuPacific will cost $45



Go for it. Just don't waste any time in Manila. It's a horrible place

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2016, 07:07:25 PM »
@AJK,

 Should I do PPS next week? I currently hold the following tickets:
AA 90K
EY  F JFK AUH  A380 

AA 45k
QR F DXB  DOH 
QR F DOH BKK A380  (Al Safwa lounge)
CX F BKK HKG            (CX Pier lounge)
CX F HKG MNL 

MNL PPS CebuPacific will cost $45
Just seeing this now.
I went to el nido which is a 6 hour drive from PPS. Instead of buying a $45 ticket to PPS I chose to fly directly to El nido for about $100 each way. The airline is called ITI and to book you email the elnido art cafe.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2016, 06:47:10 PM »
Go for it. Just don't waste any time in Manila. It's a horrible place
Yes and no.
You're right, once your on that side of the world, you should spend as much time as possible in Palawan. And manila is dirty, hot and humid.
On the plus side, it has a Chabad with food and minyanim.
You can also go to Pinatuba crater lake or the Taal volcano.
Pinatuba is a gorgeous hike and a stunning lake on top. Seems like people on tripadvisor loved the Taal volcano.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2016, 08:46:56 PM »
We're planning on going to Palawan (el nido and Coron) in January, anyone have experience bringing kosher meat/dairy products into the country (it seems like it is not allowed...)
For anyone who's been there, what did you do about kosher food?

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2016, 09:22:17 PM »
We're planning on going to Palawan (el nido and Coron) in January, anyone have experience bringing kosher meat/dairy products into the country (it seems like it is not allowed...)
For anyone who's been there, what did you do about kosher food?

I brought a lot of meat etc and had no issues

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2016, 02:58:54 AM »
We're planning on going to Palawan (el nido and Coron) in January, anyone have experience bringing kosher meat/dairy products into the country (it seems like it is not allowed...)
For anyone who's been there, what did you do about kosher food?

You may be able to order from Chabad call the rabbi

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2016, 12:37:56 PM »
Thanks! Plan on also bringing meal mart shelf stable meals.
Did you guys get any special vaccines before going ie Japanese encephalus or typhoid (or take anti malarials)?

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2017, 12:22:01 PM »
I am going to the Philippines in a couple weeks. Does anyone have contact info for a reliable driver to take me and a friend to Banaue roundtrip to visit the Rice Fields? TIA

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2017, 08:40:31 PM »
I am going to the Philippines in a couple weeks. Does anyone have contact info for a reliable driver to take me and a friend to Banaue roundtrip to visit the Rice Fields? TIA
Don't know of anyone specific offhand, but check out the philippines forum on TripAdvisor-they have a list of recommended drivers for different regions of the Philippines. We used it when looking into a drivers for Bohol and they all seemed well reviewed for a reason

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2017, 11:32:47 AM »
I am going to the Philippines in a couple weeks. Does anyone have contact info for a reliable driver to take me and a friend to Banaue roundtrip to visit the Rice Fields? TIA
Are you going from Manila or Baguio?

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2021, 03:43:41 PM »
Anyone know what the travel restrictions are right now? Having a hard time figuring out if they require quarantine upon arrival, and if vaccine is necessary.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2022, 03:16:12 PM »
Any body have any updates or TR on Philippines?

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2022, 04:33:48 PM »
Any body have any updates or TR on Philippines?
Just got back from there. Any questions you can post or PM

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2022, 05:07:02 PM »
Just got back from there. Any questions you can post or PM
Mini Tr?
Activities? Kosher food etc?

TY

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2022, 10:49:55 PM »
Looking for a virtual secretary in the Philippines, anyone know of any leads or websites? Looking to cut out the Western middle man.

Thanks

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #36 on: July 25, 2022, 10:53:51 PM »
Looking for a virtual secretary in the Philippines, anyone know of any leads or websites? Looking to cut out the Western middle man.

Thanks

https://www.onlinejobs.ph/
You need to create an account.
I successfully found an excellent employee,  but it's important to be as specific as possible when filling out your requirements in order to attract the applicants you would want.
Also, the really cheap workers are mostly worthless.

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Philippines
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2022, 12:32:02 AM »
Mini Tr?
Activities? Kosher food etc?

TY
Mini TR

Flights-
Sunday 5am (originally 1am got delayed)
JFK-MNL direct with Philippines airlines ( the only flight that went direct, usually thereís a 1 hr. stop over in YVR for refueling due to the cargo they take. We got lucky for some reason there was no cargo on our flight.)
Our scheduled return flight on Wednesday got canceled due to plane maintenance, (It happens pretty often, I wouldnít book a return on Thursday)
We switched to Asiana - MNL-ICN-JFK
If you donít need mind a stopover, Asiana business is more comfortable, and overall better experience.

Food - We ordered every day from the Jewish association of Philippines. They deliver or you can pick up after Shachris
Decent food for the Philippines, the pita was great.

Activities - it was a business trip, didnít get a chance to do much.

Prayers - the shul has a minyan most days, you need to register with the rabbi beforehand.

Hotel - we stayed at the peninsula -  beautiful 5 star hotel.

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2022, 11:09:35 AM »
I've been there for work as well so can probably answer a couple of questions if needed

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Re: Philippines
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2022, 11:45:44 AM »
Mini TR

Food - We ordered every day from the Jewish association of Philippines. They deliver or you can pick up after Shachris
Decent food for the Philippines, the pita was great.


TY! I thought Chabad was the only kosher food place?
Do you know if there is any kosher food outside of Manilla?
Was hoping someone can recommend activities etc.