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It depends on who you ask, basically. The latest report I can find states that it's "safe to drink - for now". The water quality is managed by The Manila Water Company, and they do monthly checks of over 1000 samples. However, it's also worth noting the article points out that during rainy season, the risk of contamination is higher from pipes being ...


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Book a flight the next day. Taking the 1815 flight gives you 75 minutes to get off the plane, pass through immigration, collect your bags, check in, pass through security and get on the next flight. Also note that you will have to re-check your bags before check-in closes, which is typically somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes before departure. That could ...


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None. Boracay is an island, with no land connection to the island where Manila is on. But I assume now you knew that. So let's find the next possible way. Renting vehicles might be a challenge since you will not return them at the place where you got them. So you will have to take buses, trains and ferries. If you want to shorten the water travel as much ...


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I would strongly recommend using the official shuttle, which can cross through airport grounds. Taxis need to use public roads around the airport, which can get extremely (as in, hours stuck in traffic) congested.


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This answer is going to focus on going to Manila for business, which is pretty different to going to Cebu on a beach holiday! The single most useful tip I can give is to choose your hotel's location to minimise distance to the office. Traffic is Manila is appalling and it can take hours to travel short distances, particularly when it rains - I spent over ...


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From the 2010 Rough Guide: Philippines "Major post offices in Manila and elsewhere have a counter for Poste Restante." There is also at least one Mail Boxes, Etc. in Manila; no doubt using them would cost more than regular mail. Also, I am not sure if they provide the same services internationally as the ones in the U.S.A. do, so you might not be able to ...


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Tipping can be a little weird here, in general restaurants will add 10% service charge and not expect much else (if they don't add it feel free to leave 10%). Over and above this people often leave some of the change from the bill to round up to the nearest 100 pesos or something. Bars don't generally expect a tip (i.e. it's not like the US) but feel free ...


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http://125.60.203.88/miaa/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110:mail-service&catid=75:airport-facilities&Itemid=72 Post Office The NAIA Terminal 2 Post Office is located at the South Wing of the Arrival Lobby beside the Pass Control Office Post Box Located within the area of the Post Office, accessible even on weekends. ...


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Assuming you're an Indian citizen then unfortunately India is not on the list of countries that can enter the Philippines visa-free for a short period (normally 30 days but it varies). If hold a different citizenship you can check that list to see if you qualify. If you don't qualify you need a visa, here are the visa guidelines. And here's the relevant ...


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In the Philippines Tipping is not a custom, however because locals have learned that Americans in general tip, employees of businesses that regularly cater to foreigners expect tips from foreigners. even a 5% tip is appreciated. Most upscale restaurants already have a service charge tagged to your bill so tipping is not necessary! Australians and Europeans ...


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You won't need a visa. You can check here: Applying for a Philippine Visa . However, be careful with the timing. Manila traffic is terrible and it could take a long time to get to the city centre and back. Airport procedures can be slow. You will be able to make a token visit, enough to say: "I've been to Manila" but not much more than that. If you ...


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Based on my experience from flying through Manila many times in the last 10 years you are really cutting it tight. Because you need to go through immigrations and also fetch your bags, re check in for your transit most likely etc I am a betting man and I would lay 5-1 that you would miss the fight meaning I think you have less than 20% chance of making it, ...


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There are, at least the outside ones, that are open until 21PM as far as I remember, do not know about the internal ones to the airports. For those outside, you have to get outside and catch a taxi. You can only enter on such shops showing your travel airplane tickets. However, those duty free stores are only for international flights, I am afraid. As you ...


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According to the Philippine Postal Corporation website, no postal offices are available at Manila Airport. Likewise checking the airport map for all four terminals failed to find anything related to postal services. However there are plenty of postal offices in downtown Manila, so perhaps you could try your luck there next time.


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It looks like the best parties around Manila this year are at The Palace Pool Club Manila (Bonifacio Global City) and at Chaos Nightclub Manila (City Of Dreams) - source: The 5 Best New Year's Eve 2017 Parties in Manila and Cebu. Checkout this handy website to stay updated with Manila nightlife best parties and events. Ph2nite - The Guide to Manila ...


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She needs check with the post office. Normally were I live. The post office sends you a note to your postal drop to come to the bigger city to get your package or id duty is owed. Does she have a Philippine postal I.D. card? She is picking up nothing at the post office with out that! That card should have the information needed on it as to how or were to ...


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Technically possible, but in practice very difficult unless you're a citizen. While some international flights to/from the Philippines continue to operate, there have been massive capacity reductions, both to Manila and other destinations. More importantly, the Philippines have also banned foreign visitors from countries with "local coronavirus ...


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The COVID-19 Metro Manila curfew from 2020-03-15 to 2020-04-14 (8pm to 5am) does not prevent travelers from going to the airport (Ninoy Aquino International Airport, MNL) during the curfew hours. However, it has been announced on 2020-03-16 evening a total lockdown, which is supposed to 1) lead to the cancellation of all outbound international flights ...


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I assume you want to use The Philippine's official postal service. I looked up all their post offices in Manila and this was the closes to Paco: Municipality : 2F Robinson's Otis, UN Avenue, Manila Address : Robinson's Otis The cost of a postcard to send to the USA is: up to 20 grams: 24.00 ₱ 21-50 grams: 58.00 ₱ 51-100 grams: 80.00 ₱ 101-250 grams: 147....


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No: Duterte's lockdown on Metro Manila due to COVID-19 does not impact non-Filipino citizens traveling from Metro Manila to somewhere else. I found the official reference: President Duterte's address to the nation on coronavirus actions on 2020-03-11. The exact passage regarding air travel can be found at https://youtu.be/Gj_K7vy1qNg?t=763 Land, ...


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The attached map shows Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. Notice that Terminal 3 is just right in front of Resorts World Manila so you've got a landmark to tell the taxi driver but that should be pretty well known to the driver. Yellow taxis charge an exorbitant rate and has been reported to use dishonest meters. Try to ask help from the security personnel where ...


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(I put reference to US web sites, but other countries have similar information) Check with your doctor for applicable vaccines and related drugs. If I remember correctly, some vaccines and drugs need to be taking some times before traveling (days and weeks), so plan accordingly) https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/philippines Check ...


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There is a postal office just on the right side of domestic departures. And we bought the stamps in a little shop just at international departures.


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MY wife and I got ,stomach cramps and bloating after drinking water and or ice, The last few days only drank soft drink or bottled water, big improvement, Don't drink the water


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There are a couple of travel options when you want to travel from Manila to Boracay. You either travel by air or by sea. You should take note that there are no airports on the island of Boracay, frankly because it is quite small. The fastest way to get there, of course, would be to go by plane from Manila to Boracay.A plane ride will take you as far as ...


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