April was a slow month for activities. No marriages, babies, or wild parties to report. We did, however, have two of our former waitresses visit from overseas. First was Cindy our former waitress trainer. She is now working in the Outback Steak house on Guam. Another former waitress/cashier from our early days, Precy, also visited us from Holland.
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STAGGERS BAR & GRILL: Now open, but it hasn't looked too busy when I drive past. This may be a place worth a look since Stacey is copying the stuff he likes around Angeles (he bought a copy of our menu and asked my metal worker to make a clone of our bar stools). If he gets the best ideas around town and rejects the "mistakes" we all make, he will be off to a better start than some of the guys that come to town and just tell a Filipino guy to make them a bar.
On Clark: On 4 April 2002 UPS inaugurated it's cargo hub at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA). (By the way, that is the new name for Clark. Guess someone wanted brownie points with he president and decided "Clark" was too tough for people to remember.) We have already been experiencing some landings and take-off between midnight and 6 AM. So much for any quiet hours, but at least they can't blame the noise on the USAF now.
Immigration Problems: Last month I reported that Immigration officials had been to Angeles to reportedly arrest 10 foreigners for "operating fronts for prostitution." Follow-ups through legitimate channels resulted in the following article being published in several local papers: BID Story
Balikitan: The GI's are back in town. Although the news has reported over 2000 GI's being deployed to the PI, in reality there are only a few hundred at Clark. The ones here at Clark are all billeted on the base and they have limited "liberty" hours downtown. They also have to travel in groups, so it is easy to find a quiet club where you can start your own fun.
Some articles about Exercise Balikitan 2002