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Old Apr 14th 2020, 9:45 am
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Does it matter if your a senior citizen,i think its a disgrace infact its discrimination,what idiot made this rule up,ime not happy about it infact ime furious.
How is it discrimination? Everyone has an opportunity to take advantage of this benefit once they reach a certain age...of course it's possible that your advocacy may have an effect...perhaps they'll pull all such "Senior privileges" the day before you turn 60.
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Old Apr 14th 2020, 11:37 am
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Does it matter if your a senior citizen,i think its a disgrace infact its discrimination,what idiot made this rule up,ime not happy about it infact ime furious.
if you are really really lucky you too may become a senior citizen some day.
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Old Apr 14th 2020, 9:40 pm
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https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/15/...-hopkins-tally

Philippines most cases and second highest COVID-19 deaths in SE Asia, according to John Hopkins.

Somewhat concerning that only a few days ago the Health Secretary was painting a much rosier picture.
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Old Apr 16th 2020, 2:58 am
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https://www.rappler.com/nation/25807...ing-april-2020

A concerning report on how the Philippines compares internationally and in SE Asia on COVID-19.
Never heard of the deep Knowledge group but if Rappler is showing its report that to me gives it some weight.
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Old Apr 16th 2020, 3:21 am
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Possibly a more understandable statistic is total number of cases per one million population.
The latest statistics published this morning are;
USA 1946
Spain 3864
Italy. 2732
Frrance 2265
Germany 1608
UK. 1451
Belgium. 2897
Netherlands 1643
Switzerland 3043
PRC. 57
India. 9
S Korea. 207
Japan. 68
Philippines. 50
Indonesia. 19
Malaysia. 157
Singapore. 632
Thailand. 38
Vietnam 3
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Old Apr 16th 2020, 8:07 am
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Quite a good site for numbers etc

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
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Old Apr 16th 2020, 9:46 am
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The Philippines doesn't look too bad until you see how little testing has been done. There is a promise to more than double the daily rate of targeted tests over the next two weeks. The case figures are then likely to greatly worsen. Add to that the effect on transmission of fairly soon having to start loosening one of the tightest lockdowns in the world on Luzon when the government can no longer bear the public pressure to return to work and the cost of support. Plus the poor public health system. There's a long way to go here before the curve flattens.
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Old Apr 16th 2020, 10:32 am
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The Philippines doesn't look too bad until you see how little testing has been done. There is a promise to more than double the daily rate of targeted tests over the next two weeks. The case figures are then likely to greatly worsen. Add to that the effect on transmission of fairly soon having to start loosening one of the tightest lockdowns in the world on Luzon when the government can no longer bear the public pressure to return to work and the cost of support. Plus the poor public health system. There's a long way to go here before the curve flattens.
I would not want to live in BAR in Mindanao, population around 4 million and they have 3 ventilators.
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Old Apr 20th 2020, 3:01 am
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Very few at Palawan this morning. A week ago long lines. That was just after Easter over which they were closed for a time, but even so I wonder if people have now begun to run out of money to send.
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Old Apr 24th 2020, 3:35 am
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Not at all surprising that the lockdown is extended to 15 May. Liquor ban still in place so that must be good for general health
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Old Apr 24th 2020, 4:37 am
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Not at all surprising that the lockdown is extended to 15 May. Liquor ban still in place so that must be good for general health
Yes, no surprise as they don't have much idea about the scale of the outbreak due to insufficient testing. For one thing so many staff have been off sick at the country's main testing centre!

To my mind the liquor ban is now unnecessary. People have no money for food, let alone drink. And anyway many are probably working hard on home brew.

Disappointing to see no announcements on any, even small, measures to make the lockdown easier for people to bear. A missed opportunity as I can't see another 3 weeks making the picture here much clearer, due to a continued lack of testing..Continued restrictions and financial strains up to mid May leading to pressure for a major, and risky lifting.. Better they had started now with small steps on some sort of phased program to lift restrictions over a longer time period.
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Old Apr 28th 2020, 7:55 am
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Finding an open bank branch is becoming more difficult as the lockdown grinds on. Non functioning ATMs, and unhelpful notices which do not tell you where the nearest open branch is. Some branches only open one day a week. A branch of a major bank here which was open two weeks ago is now closed. The notice outside said it was closed to protect the health of the public. Yet I remember an organised line outside, socially distanced seating inside and the cashier behind polythene sheeting. So I think they just want to cut costs. It's in a populated area even though transactions are obviously less and it's a long way to the nearest branches, which may or may not be open.
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Finding an open bank branch is becoming more difficult as the lockdown grinds on. Non functioning ATMs, and unhelpful notices which do not tell you where the nearest open branch is. Some branches only open one day a week. A branch of a major bank here which was open two weeks ago is now closed. The notice outside said it was closed to protect the health of the public. Yet I remember an organised line outside, socially distanced seating inside and the cashier behind polythene sheeting. So I think they just want to cut costs. It's in a populated area even though transactions are obviously less and it's a long way to the nearest branches, which may or may not be open.
If you are with BPI they update early each day as to which branches are open ( https://www.bpi.com.ph/announcements/open-branches ). We managed to get into Roxas City on Monday did a bit of shopping and then I joined the 50m queue at the bank, after half an hour in the sun had advanced 2m so gave up and went back early next morning, My wife suggested that I should just get what I can out of the ATM, I said OK but that would not be enough for the shopping and her pocket money, she made me queue for 1.5hrs.
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Old Apr 28th 2020, 5:05 pm
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If you are with BPI they update early each day as to which branches are open ( https://www.bpi.com.ph/announcements/open-branches ). We managed to get into Roxas City on Monday did a bit of shopping and then I joined the 50m queue at the bank, after half an hour in the sun had advanced 2m so gave up and went back early next morning, My wife suggested that I should just get what I can out of the ATM, I said OK but that would not be enough for the shopping and her pocket money, she made me queue for 1.5hrs.
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Old Apr 30th 2020, 3:53 am
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At the end of a drive around parts of Paranaque and Pasay yesterday during which we saw another three closed PNB branches, we did find a functioning one. Which a couple of weeks ago was shut so we didn't think to go directly to it. Inside just one teller behind the thick polythene. Annoying thing was there was no notice and the guard outside had no idea of its future operating days.
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