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Old 26th May 2020, 03:16 AM
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We really need public transportation or some competition to open up real fast, because throughout this entire Covid process I have been forced to think about buying another vehicle but it just doesn't seem worth it even with the higher prices charged until things open, the trike drivers have nearly doubled their fair prices from Municipality to the nearest city.

I was seriously thinking about an owner Jeepney but forgot that they will eventually be phased because of the fumes and poor mileage soon and they should have been phased out already or will have restrictions placed so heavy on them you wouldn't want to own one and then the price for a small brand new vehicle from 600,000 - 700,000 pesos? What! some toy vehicle that will fall apart on these rough rode's, no thanks, I need a tank to drive here "Jeepeny" and then to buy a used vehicle again doesn't appeal to me either they seem way overpriced and very worn out the mileage is very high, the suspension and engine well used and abused.

Then higher prices in some stores because the item can't be shipped to them anymore (markets, mom and pop) due to the restrictions on travel and then that phrase "pressure", I won't forget that either from anyone over charging us.

We have no chained restaurants in our small municipality other than Chooks to Go chicken so the major chains are all located along the highways or in the nearest city but that requires a Municipality pass, (I'm about tired of my own cooking), it's not hard for me to a Municipality pass but still another road block.

I thought about using the bike but noticed a few males my age had died of stroke recently or it appears they had medical issues but the heat is deadly also, so riding their bikes because of the lack of affordable transportation and of course now the bicycle is popular and it appears they are more expensive (gauging again) and why... Because there's no public transportation other than trike for higher.

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I know the trike drivers by my inlaws had to increase prices because of passenger restrictions, so maybe that is temporary but I know in the states I am stir crazy, I cannot imagine being trapped in the province. Hang in there brother, this too shall pass
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I know the trike drivers by my inlaws had to increase prices because of passenger restrictions, so maybe that is temporary but I know in the states I am stir crazy, I cannot imagine being trapped in the province. Hang in there brother, this too shall pass
I hope that come June 1st our area will go from MECQ to GCQ and give us some public transportation options it's gotta better than 500 pesos each time I want to leave the Municipality, I'd need another run to McDonald's.

And we are stuck using passes, two passes one for inside the Municipality and the other you have get from the Mayor so in a GCQ I hope that pass is done away with if not I don't see much change in this Quarantine it's getting to be more like a prison sentence.

If stuck in a Province it's like being in a prison you have no daily options for chained restaurants or better grocery stores and so much over pricing. We have one smaller chained grocery store and the Mom & Pop stores buy the best stuff and resell it for 50% more, that's getting old also.

Bottom line I'd like to see and end to check points getting in or out of our Municipality and access to the highway.
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I'd need another run to McDonald's.

Hey M.C.A. --- i see McDonald's has you hooked even in the Philippines. hahahahahahha

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I really want Burger King but that's too far away and I'd have to pass another city and over an hour drive each way.

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I guess I got lucky here. I am in Moalboal and so far have not been stopped at a check point either on foot or in my car. I am only asked for my pass at one of the two malls and there only about half the time.

Shelves are reasonably well stocked and the only persistent shortage is bread, particularly whole wheat bread. (but that was not always available before the quarantine either.) No signs that the prices are any higher either.

I never used the local trikes so cannot comment on any possible price changes but since this place has a lot of tourists in normal times the foreigner tax on them was already high.
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