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  1. DavyL200

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    i have visited bayawan several times now and every time I visit I find something new to see.
    Had to got meet a friend there today and try and find some fish which is difficult to find here,the fish market was very clean along with the rest of it and everything labled with a price.
    What I was impressed with is most of the tricycles are now electric and very smal and this was in bayawan and sta catalina. Maybe the local government have some sort of deal for them to change,they were pretty fast also,the bikes were racal and a single seat li,e a push bike and the frame of the seating part was tube steel.
    Ate lunch at pepe's on the boulevard which is always good food with aircon and fast service even though lightening struck a transformer just down the road whilst we were there.
    Plenty of places to see there inc caves,waterfalls and several Spring pools which you can swim in.
    Met with several foreigners who pretty much live off grid in the mountains and stay well away from all the bullshit down below,surprised me how many live up that way. Maybe a upcoming place for foreigners in the near future as way too busy and way too much crap down this way now.
     
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    I suspect there is a reason someone felt the need to resort to such methods. Perhaps someone's family member died or was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident due to all the mutts running around.

    Maybe if the government would actually take care of the stray dog problem or the local population would be responsible dog owners this type of thing wouldn't even need to happen.
     
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    ..Note the outline of the runway in red, exactly north south... Pic taken in the Engineers office, Bacong Municipal Hall.
    At 76, i doubt i'll be around when the first plane lands (i was about to say "takes off," but then it occurred to me that it's gotta git here first...

    .. 20191017_132302.jpg
     
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    I would like to see some decent healthy options open up that are ran by local small businesses. Nothing worse than Americanized fast food franchises IMO. Garbage food that is horrible for your health and well-being and does nothing for the average person except making sure diabetes is in their near future.
     
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    Kawasan is disgusting nowadays. Four or five years back is was gorgeous - now not so much. They actually have karaoke playing at the falls area. There was also a problem with the canyoneering - politics and greed have ruined it and you can't do the whole run anymore.

    Thankfully, we discovered Aguinid Falls later that day. Aguinid is south of Kawasan and is absolutely stunning. It's a series of waterfalls that you wade, walk and climb through over the course of a few kilometers. Super nice adventure!!

    Here's a comprehensive blog entry someone wrote up on Aguinid.

    Aguinid Falls: A Stunning Mystical Natural Wonder in Samboan
     
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    My experience with stray dogs on the streets. I hit a stray crashed my motor. Was knocked out when I hit the cement road surface. The scratch on my left ankle got infected. The fight to save my left leg as to the infection lasted more than 3 months and cost more than ₱250,000.oo. I never fully recovered from that. Doctor wanted to amputate my leg at the knee. I had an I.V. in my right hand for a week used to inject powerful antibiotics. This fight to save my leg lasted three months.
    One of Maria's cousins was killed after hitting a stray and crashing his motor. His wife (back rider) was in the hospital 45 days.
    We have 4 dogs and they WILL NOT leave our yard even if we leave the gate open all night. The stray dog problem is NOT a dog problem it is a human problem. The Philippines has a leash law!?? If by chance you hit a dog and the owner wants you to pay. Just get the PNP and demand that they enforce the law. First offense is a ₱1,500 fine. Nobody owned the dog I hit even though it appeared to be well taken care of. My mistake was that I tried to stop before hitting that dog. The next time it will be hang on and throttle up.
     
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    All locations around Negros have traffic problems but would consider Dumaguete to have the worse amount of problems, mainly due to the total lack of any enforcement of traffic regulations. Total inapt attitude of most users especially the trikes and motor bikes whom are willing to kill each other to advance only a few meters in front of each other.
     
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  8. DavyL200

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    Taken off of fb.

    Apparently, this can happen in the near future.

    Initial talks between Dumaguete City Mayor Ipe Remollo and Mr. Hans Sy, owner of SM Malls seem to agree on terms that would replace the old Sibulan airport with a new SM City branch once the new Bacong airport will be complete and functional.

    Somehow, Ayala Lands, rumored to be also in contention, may have lost the bid.

    Will wait for further details. Stay tuned..
     
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    Still, a little bit of tact goes a long way. I get that venting on a forum is commonplace and can help deal with the frustrations of living in a foreign culture but let's try to avoid directing our frustration at other members and being "edgy"/disrespectful. Leave that for the emotionally immature teens.
     
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    Things that can poison a dog:


    Medication
    This is the number one cause of pet poisonings, whether a bottle of medication was knocked on the floor and eaten, or a concerned owner trying to help only to overdose. It is crucial to keep all medication away and out of accessibility. Never give your dog human mediation without consulting your vet first. Symptoms may vary, but typically include dilated eyes, vomiting/diarrhea, confusion, and irregular breathing/heartbeat, seizures, coma, and death.

    Pesticides
    Sweet smelling rat poisons that are meant to attract rodents also attract your dog. Insecticides can also be easily accessed by your dog nosing around in the garden, and his flea/tick collar can make him sick if he chews on it. It is crucial you keep rat bait in inaccessible places to your dog, and monitor him if he wears a flea/tick collar or is in the garden. Pesticide poisoning symptoms include: Fatigue, pale gums, internal bleeding, nosebleeds, blood in urine/stool, excessive drooling, breathing difficulty, muscle tremors, and death.

    Antifreeze & Other Chemicals
    These contain sweet-tasting ethylene glycol, among other dangerous chemicals, highly fatal to pets even in the smallest amounts. Keep all chemicals out of canine reach. Symptoms of ingestion include vomiting/diarrhea, dilated eyes, depression, increased thirst, kidney failure, seizures, irregular heartbeat/breathing, coma, and death.

    Household & Garden Plants
    Most plants in large amounts can be potentially toxic. These common flowers are particularly dangerous: amaryllis, aconite, azalea, belladonna, buckeye, foxgloves, hyacinth, hydrangea, ivy, all species of lily, night shade, rhododendron, tulip, and yew. Symptoms of ingestion include: dilated eyes, vomiting/diarrhea, irritation around mouth, swelling of the mouth and throat, excessive drooling, excessive thirst, irregular heartbeat/breathing, muscle tremors, seizures, coma, and death.

    Chocolate
    Theobromine, a chemical similar to caffeine, cannot be easily metabolized by animals. Depending on the type of chocolate and your pet's size reveals how much can be deadly. Just one square of baker's chocolate is fatal to a 10 lb dog, and 2 squares are deadly to a 20 lb dog. Signs include vomiting/diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, hyperactivity, muscle tremors, seizures, cardiac arrest, and death.

    Alcohol
    Even so much as a drop of beer can cause intoxication. However, alcohol poisoning doesn't come from just alcoholic beverages, but also vanilla extract, and raw bread dough. The fermented yeast of swallowed dough can cause not only alcohol poisoning, but also bloat or intestinal rupture. Symptoms include: disorientation, vomiting/diarrhea, seizure, coma, swollen stomach, seizures, coma, and death.

    Onions & Garlic
    Ingested in large amounts can be fatal. A chemical found in these foods, thiosulphate, causes the red blood cells in the blood stream to rupture, resulting in anemia. Baby food containing onion powder has killed puppies. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, vomiting, weakness, irregular heartbeat, and jaundice.

    Xylitol
    This artificial sweetener is found in sugarless candy and gum and can be potentially deadly to your dog as his blood sugar rapidly drops. Symptoms include fatigue, staggering, irregular heartbeat/breathing, seizures, coma, and death.

    Grapes and Raisins
    Just a handful of either can be fatal to some dogs. Symptoms include vomiting/diarrhea, foamy/bloody urine, irregular heartbeat/breathing, restlessness, kidney failure, and death.

    Avocado
    All products of the avocado plant are poisonous to canines, including avocado fruit and guacamole dip made from it. It destroys the heart muscle and other tissues, including the lungs. Signs of poisoning include difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, swollen abdomen, fluid build up around the heart, seizures, coma, and death.
     
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