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A love letter. John was so enamored with the new girl in his class that he wrote a billet-doux and slipped it into her locker after school.


A complete change of opinion or belief. The phrase comes from the Italian term voltafaccia, meaning "about-turn." Everyone was surprised when the candidate made a complete volte-face on her stance on taxes.
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'For the billeting, we have 2,478 (personnel) and for the playing venues, 1,000 (personnel).
Davao City shall also guarantee that all roads leading to and from all billeting quarters and playing venues are well maintained, in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH); provide roving and on-call medical/first aid personnel for the duration of the Palaro; and provide round-the-clock Philippine National Police (PNP)/Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) and force multipliers to ensure peace, order, and security of all billeting areas, playing venues, and establishments frequented by delegations.
Briones shared that "the three bidders were extremely competitive--Davao City, Zamboanga Del Sur, and Misamis Occidental--knowing that each really prepared, but we have to consider the security aspect, billeting quarters, and readiness of the local government, and one edged out the two, leading to a unanimous vote of the Board for Davao City."
A unit that is detailed to manage billeting normally assigns this duty to an officer and a noncommissioned officer.
When billeting is provided by service-support contractors, the contractors normally begin by establishing their own living areas and creating policies and procedures consistent with Army regulations and the local commander's directives, using examples of past policies and procedures and lessons learned from previous contracts.
The billeting assignments for athletes and officials for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa were drawn Friday last week and what the facilities only need are the athletes and officials - 10,000 or so of them - who will vie in the annual multi-sport competition to be hosted by Davao del Norte this summer from May 3 to 9.