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Early September Update from the Philippines: ICAT Guidelines for Departing Filipino Travelers. China's 10-Dash Revised Map Opposed. More Medical Schools? Better than Cash - Digital Payments.
Cebu requires registration of bicycles. Veteran Journalist dies at 71! International news: mask toxicity, Spike Persistence, UK Deaths, Immune Damage & Increasing Pediatric Mortality, ACOG bribed?
1. Travel is Difficult for Filipinos - New IACAT Guidelines Issued, Then Suspended in Response to Citizenry Out Cry!
While people in most countries can leave their nation freely, and while the right to travel is enshrined in the Philippines Constitution1, Filipinos cannot easily travel out of the country. In the name of prevention of human trafficking, Filipinos wanting to leave the country, particularly for work abroad, accompanying a foreign partner, or to go for an extended visit to relatives abroad need to present multiple documents and undergo (and pay for) clearances.
On 25th August 2023, the Interagency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) issued revised guidelines for departing Filipinos (download here).
While these guidelines spare most regular tourists with short-term return tickets, they have very detailed requirements for persons travelling sponsored by overseas relatives and/or to take up overseas work.
The revised guidelines were to have been implemented starting on 3rd September 2023 (and no doubt would have interrupted / delayed more than a few travel plans). Regardless of the very valid intent to address human trafficking, it appears that individual travelers are the ones left holding a bursting suitcase full of increasing requirements. Indeed, the requirements are quite onerous, costly, and time consuming to comply with and pose a barrier to valid travel and overseas employment opportunities. Clamor ensued, in response to which, Justic Remula has ordered a suspension of implementation to “address the importance of transparence and public consultation”.
Final outcome and requirements are pending; it remains to be seen whether travel, family reunions, and overseas employment for many Filipinos will remain a dream, rather than a reality!
2. China’s 10-Dash Plan, A Revised Map Published on 28 August 2023, replaces it’s 9-Dash Plan and Seems to Expand its Territorial Claims
The strained relations between China and the Philippines will not be helped by China’s publication of its 10-Dash Plan. The Philippines is not alone in rejecting this plan which includes parts of the South China Sea that were previously confirmed to be part of Philippines Territory under a 2016 UNCLOS Arbitral ruling. India has protested, and Malaysia intends to protest China’s new map.
3. More Public Medical Schools?
Along with the Government’s plan to expand national health care services and facilities, there is a great need for more health care workers. The Philippines has experienced a perennial shortage of doctors and health care workers; never forgetting it takes 4 to 8 years to train such professionals. Senator Excudero is calling for the estabilishment of more public medical schools in the nation.
4. Philippines Progression to Digital Payments
Better Than Cash, a multi-party initiative, reports that founding member Philippines is well on the way towards digital payment system making huge strides between 2013 and 2020. Downloadable report. Indeed all of us in the Philippines are experiencing this with G-cash, a now popular transaction mechanism which is cell-phone based and allows transactions with multiple payees, including transportation and services, and which does not require a bank account.
On-line transactions in the Philippines became very accelerated throughout the pandemic. Major local popular online shopping apps include Lazada and Shoppee. I have transacted with both, with mostly positive experiences. I was scammed once by a Lazada seller, which was refunded by Lazada once I followed their complaints protocol. One is wise to check user ratings before making any transaction.
BTC are committed to sustainable development goals.
Resource partners of the better than cash alliance include the following, led first by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:-
4. Cebu City Requires Registration of Bicycles Starting November 2023
All bike riders using public thoroughfares in Cebu will be required to register their bicycles or face fines. I can only assume this will not apply to children and/minors, or will it? Registration of bikes will be free of charge (for now). Is this government overreach? More inconvenience, more micromanagement of the population?
5. Died Suddenly: Mike Enriquez, 71
Veteran Broadcaster Mike Enriquez Died suddenly on 29th August 2023, aged 71. He had successful cardiac bypass surgery in 2018. He received a kidney transplant in late 2021, several months after he had taken Covid-19 vaccines. He is reported to have died from a heart attack.
6. Key International Breaking News, with Links
Masking exposes wearers to high levels of toxic chemicals. Wearers are recommended to air masks for at least 30 minutes before wearing. Never mind that a better choice may be to ditch masks all together for health, social, and environmental reasons! Link to original source.
Spike Proteins Persist Long-Term in 50% of Recipients
The population was told that spike protein production would be short-lived. This has turned out to be false, as up to 50% of recipients of the gene modification mRNA products have been shown to have circulating spike for up to 6 months (and presumably indefinitely). Considering that spike is now known to be toxic, and that this persistence would expose the recipient’s body to ongoing inflammation, spike damage and immune overactivation, these findings are alarming at best!
Immune responses to other infections are understood to be suppressed, which will make recipients not only more susceptible to covid-19 infections, but to all other infections. Ie. Immune disarray or VIAIDS (Vaccine Induced Acquired Immune Deficiency).
UK data! More vaccine doses result in more deaths!
UK Office of National Statistics latest release on 25th August 2023 shows that highly vaccinated persons are dying at far rates from Covid-19 and other causes than persons who were not injected.
Australian Study Shows Vaccine-Mediated Immune Damage to Young Children, Making them Susceptible to Illness and Death from Other Infections
Paper starts with the statement that vaccines can have beneficial off-target effects.
The paper concludes by finding that the off-target effects are detrimental, not helpful!
Dr. Makis discusses that the outcomes are more infections, more deaths, even from unrelated infectious agents.
Ed Dowd - UK Death Rates Among Children is Increasing Fast
American College of Gynecologists Bribed to Endorse and Promote Covid-19 Vaccines During Pregnancy. The Philippines Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) Mirrored ACOG Guidelines, with unreserved recommendations for Covid-19 Vaccination during pregnancy.
What happens when the Professional Association you followed to make recommendations for your patients is determined to have been bribed? Following release of FOI requested documents, AGOG are reported to have received funds to the tune of more than USD11 Million from HHS to promote the safe and effective during pregnancy and breastfeeding narrative. They were revealed to have contractual obligation tied to this, requiring them to repay the funds (bribe?) in case they changed their policy of supporting of the vaccines.
The Philippines POGS in their January 2022 Practice Bulletin (now only available to members2), stated their references for Covid-19 vaccination of pregnant women specifically as the WHO and ACOG, See Point 1 of the recommendations below.
In their latest July 2023 guideline, POGS recommend that Covid-19 Injection be given to pregnant women in their first trimester, as soon as pregnancy is diagnosed (interesting terminology - pregnancy is an illness to be diagnosed, not a condition to be confirmed?).
Given recent developments on covid-19 vaccine abysmal pregnancy safety record, and if POGS did not accept any money for their recommendations, did not sign any obligatory contract, then now may be very very good time for them to change their policy!
Article III, Section 6 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution guarantees the liberty of travel, which shall not be impaired except in the interest of national security, public safety, or public health, as may be provided by law. The provision covers the right to travel both within and out of the country.
I was able to screenshot the document from public domain source in early 2022.