What To Do: Survive in a Sinking Cruise Ship

Here’s Good Tips for Sinking Ships. Stay Calm: Try and stay calm and listen to the captain’s directions. If you’re the captain, assign jobs to your passengers. Someone should immediately gather all flotation devices and get the life raft ready.

While others block the holes, radio for help and give your exact location coordinates. Have another passenger gather up emergency items for the raft, including:

What To Do: Survive in a Sinking Cruise Ship

 

flashlights
flares
fresh water
food rations
mirror for signaling
sunscreen
batteries
radio
matches
first-aid kit

Know your escape plan: When you first board your inevitably-doomed, waterborne, enormous coffin, you’ll want to take a look around and find the fire doors, the life boats, and definitely study the little map of evacuation procedures which cruise ships are required by law to display. Of course, you’ll want to find the second closest lifeboat and escape door to you because of the next step in your plan.

Hit the life boats: After the debacle on the Titanic, cruise ships are now required by law to carry with them enough lifeboats for more than the number of passengers they carry. Familiarize yourself with their positions on the ship upon your boarding. The most important thing for you to do in this instance is to not push, shove, panic or cut in line. When 300 of its passengers were being evacuated, many of them broke limbs and hips in the rush to get in the lifeboats. And that was just a ferry.

Get away from the ship:  Mythbusters busted the myth that a sinking cruise ship will suck any stragglers along in its wake, but there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to the contrary. And, in fact, the Mythbusters found that there was some downward drag produced. Think of a train passing by you and the subtle pull you feel towards it because of displaced air. The same phenomenon happens in this case. Add to that any escaping bubbles from the cruise ship will actually decrease your buoyancy (you can’t swim in roiling white water, and neither can you breathe).

Survive: Once you’re in a lifeboat, the madness has just begun. The most dangerous thing about being in a lifeboat is not sharks, it’s the psychological duress you suffer by looking 360 degrees around yourself and seeing only the Big Blue. This makes many stranded passengers forget about the essentials of survival: stay hydrated, stay fed, and stay calm. Use clothing to cover your face and neck to stay out of the sun. Soak it in the ocean to remain cool, but don’t drink ocean water. Many lifeboats include “water ration” pouches and water filter kits as well.

How Monitor your SSS Contributions Via Phone 288 or 2931

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Do you have a SSS Account? Would you like to check or becomes accessible to users? Meanwhile, I want to renew my SSS ID. Check out the new id below:

You can check your SSS contributions online by following. these simple instructions:

Text SSS

Text-SSS is a short messaging service (SMS)-based information service system that allows members to inquire about their number of contributions, status of loan applications, salary loan payment period and loan balances using text messaging.

For a minimal text fee of P2.50 per inquiry sent through text messaging, a member can now have an alternate means of getting information without having to visit an SSS office.

Text-SSS is available for Globe, Smart and Talk ‘N Text subscribers only.

To receive updates on contributions, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) CONTRI (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To determine the status of a member’s salary loan application, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) SLSTAT (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To get information on salary loan payment period, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) LPERIOD (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To get information on loan balance, the member should key in the following text message, filling in the appropriate information for SS number and date of birth:

SSS (space) LOANBAL (space) SS NUMBER (space) DATE OF BIRTH [using the MMDDYYYY format], then send to 288 (Smart/ Talk ‘N Text) or 2931 (Globe).

To check your SSS contributions online, check here.
If you do not have an SSS Online Account, register here: https://www.sss.gov.ph/sss/member.jsp

How to: Survive an Earthquake, Before and After in Philippines

What to do before, during and after an earthquake, and preparing an earthquake survival kit for your home, automobile, and office.

Before the Earthquake: Learn how to survive during the ground motion.

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PREPARE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY NOW

  • Have an earthquake survival kit on hand.  
  • All family members should know how to turn off gas, water, and electricity.
  • Plan family emergency procedures, and make plans for reuniting your family.
  • Know emergency telephone numbers (doctor, hospital, police, 911, etc)
  • Anchor heavy objects to walls (bookcases, wall units, mirrors, cabinets, etc.)  
  • Never place heavy objects over beds, and keep heavy objects lower than head height of shortest member of family.

DURING AN EARTHQUAKE STAY CALM

  • Inside, stand in doorway, or crouch under a desk or table, well away from windows or glass dividers.
  • Outside, stand away from buildings, trees, telephones and electrical lines.
  • On the road, drive away from underpasses and overpasses; stop in safe area; stay in vehicle.

AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE

  • Check for injuries-provide first aid.  
  • Check for safety-check for gas, water, sewage breaks; check for downed power lines and shorts; turn off appropriate utilities. 
  • Check for building damage and potential problems during aftershocks.  
  • Clean up dangerous spills.
  • Wear shoes
  • Turn on the radio and listen for instructions from public safety agencies.
  • Use telephone for emergencies, only.

How to Prepare Your Home for a Typhoon in Philippines?

If you live in a hurricane zone, you prepare your home before the typhoon comes by installing typhoon windows and doors or shutters. While there is a cost associated to this, your home is well protected from the elements.

Among these tips include very practical and timely reminders on how to prepare before, during and after a typhoon. See to keep you and your families safe during a typhoon.

Before a typhoon:
Store an adequate supply of food and clean water. Prepare food that need not be cooked.
Keep flashlights, candles and battery-powered radios within easy reach.
Examine your house and repair its unstable parts.
Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
Harvest crops that can be yielded already.
Secure domesticated animals in a safe place.
For fisher folks, place boats in a safe area.
Should you need to evacuate, bring clothes, first aid kit, candles/flashlight, battery-powered radio, food, etc.

During a typhoon:
Stay inside the house.
Always keep yourself updated with the latest weather report.
If safe drinking water is not available, boil water for at least 20 minutes. Place it in a container with cover.
Keep an eye on lighted candles or gas lamps.
Do not wade through floodwaters to avoid being electrocuted and contracting diseases.

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If there is a need to move to an evacuation center, follow these reminders:
Evacuate calmly.
Close the windows and turn off the main power switch.
Put important appliances and belongings in a high ground.
Avoid the way leading to the river.

After a typhoon:
If your house is destroyed, make sure that it is stable when you enter.
Beware of dangerous animals such as snakes that may have entered your house.
Watch out for live wires or outlet immersed in water.
Report damaged electrical cables and fallen electric posts to the authorities.
Do not let water accumulate in tires, cans or pots to avoid creating a favorable condition for mosquito breeding.

Tips and Warnings
Consider using citronella candles or oil to help repel insects. Most typhoons occur during warm weather and you will want to open your windows or even spend evenings outdoors until electricity is restored.
If you can, store two weeks worth of food and water.
Make sure that everyone has something to wear in warm weather, a rain jacket and sturdy shoes that will protect their feet from debris.
Be careful when using lamps, lanterns and candles. Some lamp and lantern fuel isn’t safe to use indoors and candles can be knocked over, starting fires.

How to Prepare for Flooding in Manila

How to Prepare for Flooding in Manila How to Prepare for Flooding Manila Philippines

Have you ever wondered how to actually survive a flood? You have probably heard about some floods on the news. Maybe you have even experienced one. Flooding can happen anywhere. Learn on how to be prepared.

1. Evaluate Your Risk Typically, your risk will be higher the closer you live to a body of water.

2. Prepare Supplies. Having an emergency kit stocked and ready at all times is a good way to save time during an emergency.

3. Plan an Evacuation Route. Knowing where you will go and evacuating early are two ways to keep your family safe during a flood.

4. Prepare Flood Defences.

Create Sandbags – with a plastic sheet behind/interleave
Dig Flood breaks

5. Put Items as High as Possible. Keep items that will be damaged by water onto the upper floors. You may also want to do this with photos.

6. Listen to news and updates

7. Keep Rain Gear Suits or Clothing Easily Accessible.

8. Turn off Your Power. Shutting of your main circuit breaker is a safety precaution you do not want to forget about when flooding is a possibility.

Warnings

Stay out of floodwater. Avoid drinking floodwater. Do not bathe in floodwater

Guide to Philippine Mobile Network Prefixes – 2019 List

Here are the mobile number prefixes for Globe, Smart, and Sun Cellular network. Mobile numbers in the Philippines are composed of three digits and always start with the number 9.

Which prefixes number did you use? If you are a user of that number please share your experience and reaction.

How to Know if its Smart, Globe or Sun – Number Prefixes Smart, Globe or Sun

Prefix Mobile Network
0813 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0817 network Globe or TM
0905 network Globe or TM
0906 network Globe or TM
0907 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0908 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0909 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0910 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0911 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0912 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0913 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0914 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0915 network Globe or TM
0916 network Globe or TM
0917 network Globe or TM
0918 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0919 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0920 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0921 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0922 network Sun Cellular
0923 network Sun Cellular
0924 network Sun Cellular
0925 network Sun Cellular
0926 network Globe or TM
0927 network Globe or TM
0928 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0929 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0930 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0931 network Sun Cellular
0932 network Sun Cellular
0933 network Sun Cellular
0934 network Sun Cellular
0935 network Globe or TM
0936 network Globe or TM
0937 network ABS-CBN Mobile
0938 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0939 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0940 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0941 network Sun Cellular
0942 network Sun Cellular
0943 network Sun Cellular
0944 network Sun Cellular
0945 network Globe or TM
0946 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0947 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0948 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0949 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0950 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0951 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0955 network Globe or TM
0956 network Globe or TM
0965 network Globe or TM
0966 network Globe or TM
0967 network Globe or TM
0970 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0973 network Extelcom
0974 network Extelcom
0975 network Globe or TM
0977 network Globe or TM
0978 network Next Mobile
0979 network Next Mobile
0981 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0989 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0992 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0994 network Globe or TM
0995 network Globe or TM
0996 network Cherry Mobile
0997 network Globe or TM
0998 network Smart or Talk N’ Text
0999 network Smart or Talk N’ Text

Smart, Globe or Sun Cellular numbe by Table

Smart Globe Sun Cellular
0813 network 0817 network 0922 network
0907 network 0905 network 0923 network
0908 network 0906 network 0924 network
0909 network 0915 network 0925 network
0910 network 0916 network 0931 network
0911 network 0917 network 0932 network
0912 network 0926 network 0933 network
0913 network 0927 network 0934 network
0914 network 0935 network 0941 network
0918 network 0936 network 0942 network
0919 network 0937 network 0943 network
0920 network 0945 network 0944 network
0921 network 0955 network
0928 network 0956 network
0929 network 0965 network
0930 network 0966 network
0938 network 0975 network
0939 network 0977 network
0940 network 0994 network
0946 network 0995 network
0947 network 0996 network
0948 network 0997 network
0949 network
0950 network
0951 network
0970 network
0981 network
0989 network
0992 network
0998 network
0999 network

Passport Requirements: How-to Get or Renew Philippine Passport 2019

How Much Renewal fee of Philippine Passport? Here are the official list of Philippine Passport fees.

How much is Philippine passport? The new biometric Philippine passport costs 950 pesos (approximately $21) in the Philippines or $60 abroad. Overtime processing for new passports costs an additional 250 pesos. Persons who take advantage of overtime processing get their passports within ten working days, but is only available in the Philippines.

P500.00 for the 44-page Machine-Readable Passport (MRP)
P950.00 for the 44-page Electronic Passport Passport (ePass)
P250.00 additional payment for expedited processing of either the MRP or the ePass
P700.00 for replacement of lost valid passport (MRP)
Regular Processing (15 working days) P950
Express Processing (7 working days) P1,200

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Passport Renewal

Please have all your original documents and IDs photocopied before going to DFA on your appointment date.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Personal appearance
Confirmed appointment
No need to submit a passport size photo
Most recent expiring or expired passport
Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity. (Please refer to List of Acceptable IDs and List of Supporting Documents)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Brown Passport or passports issued prior to 01 May 1995:

Bring original brown passport and photocopy of passport pages 1,2,3,4 and last page
Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO, to determine complete middle name. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad

Green Passport or passports issued after 01 May 1995:

Bring original green passport and photocopy of first and last page of passport

Machine Readable Passport (MRP) issued in the year 2007:

Bring original passport and photocopy of first and last page of passport
Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) to determine complete place of birth. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable
Old cancelled passport may also be presented in the absence of an NSO Birth Certificate

Electronic Passport (E-passport)

Bring original e-passport and photocopy of first (data page) and last page of passport
Click here to request for your NSO birth certificate online.

For married women who would like to use their married surname:

Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad

For spouse of foreign national who would like to use their married surname:

Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
Report of Marriage duly authenticated by NSO if married abroad
Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipino Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband)

For married women who would like to revert to their maiden name:

Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of BC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by NSO. Transcribed Birth Certificate from the LCR is required when entries in NSO Birth Certificate are blurred or unreadable.
Report of Birth duly authenticated by NSO if born abroad
If already widowed: Death Certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) of the deceased husband
If marriage is annulled: Certified True Copy (CTC) of annotated NSO Marriage Contract and Court Order effecting the annulment.
If divorced: Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Divorce Decree duly authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or Consulate where the divorce was obtained or by the concerned foreign diplomatic or consular mission in the Philippines. Original and CTC of Philippine Court recognition of foreign divorce decree must also be present and the NSO Marriage Contract with the annotation of the Divorce Decree.

For minor applicants, requirements for first time minor applicants are still prescribed, in addition to the passport of minor

Aliens who acquired Filipino citizenship or applicants with foreign-sounding family names (e.g. LIM, CHO, SY, LEE, SAMADI, SINGH, etc.):

Bureau of Immigration Identification Certificate
Certificate of Naturalization
Election of Filipino Citizenship / Oath of Allegiance
If necessary,
Marriage Certificate of parents (duly authenticated by NSO)
NSO Birth Certificate of applicant or applicant’s brother or sister
Applicants who availed of Dual Citizenship or Election of Philippine Citizenship under RA 9225:

Identification Certificate
Oath of Allegiance
Order of Approval
Report of Birth (for those born abroad)
Click here to request for NSO marriage certificates online.

For Muslim Applicants

Same general requirements stated above

For converts who would like to use their Muslim name:

Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) bearing the Muslim name
National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate of Conversion

If applicant is a DOST Scholar

Secure a certification or clearance from DOST

LIST OF ACCEPTABLE IDS (At least 1 of the following):

Government-issued picture IDs such as the following:
Digitized SSS ID
Driver’s License
GSIS E-card
PRC ID
IBP ID
OWWA ID
Digitized BIR ID
Senior Citizen’s ID
Other acceptable picture IDs such as the following:
Old College ID
Alumni ID
Old Employment IDs

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (At least 3 of the following):

Voter’s ID
NSO Marriage Contract
Land Title
Seaman’s Book
Elementary or High School Form 137 or Transcript of Records with readable dry seal
Government Service Record
NBI Clearance
Police Clearance
Barangay Clearance
Old documents issued at least one year prior to date of application that show correct name, date and place of birth, picture and signature of applicant such as the following:
NSO Birth Certificate of child / children
SSS-E1 Form or Microfilmed Copy of SSS-E1 Form
Income Tax Return
Voter’s Certification, List of Voters and Voter’s Registration Record (for newly issued VRR, please attach receipt)
School Yearbook
Community Tax Certificate

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