A November 26, 2017 Panay News article reported Philippine antidrug officers pounced on an alleged pot plantation in San Enrique, Iloilo. 45-year-old American national Ryan C. Roxas was busted for growing marijuana. Could our island province of Guimaras be the next PDEA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, target?
Here’s something that’s puzzled me for years since retiring to the Philippines over eight years ago: motorcyclists that don’t use their headlights at night. An Iloilo City resident recently lost his life in a motorcycle accident. He wasn’t using his headlights at 11:15 PM. The biker had also been drinking and wasn’t wearing a helmet. The cyclist was attempting to pass another vehicle but collided with a van driver loaded with ice.
“Free Super-Fast Internet Coming to Philippines.” What have you been smoking, dude? Is this more “fake news” being perpetrated by Facebook?
“Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?” Can pigs fly? Guess I’ll find out. Another report, this time from The Daily Guardian, answers some questions about an earlier article I posted from the Panay News. Guimelco, our local “power” company on our island province is securing a 100 million peso loan to improve facilities and services in Guimaras.
“Speeding Guimaras Jeepneys Crash; 17 injured” is a post that doesn’t come as any surprise to me. Nor to any of the expats on Guimaras that witnessed the aftermath of the accident. Reckless driving by two local jeepney drivers resulted in 17 passengers being dispatched to the local Provincial Hospital.
“Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands.” This trio of Southeast Asian gems nabbed the Top Three Spots on a recent survey. That’s according to Condé Nast Traveler readers who ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in their 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. That’s impressive!
“Latest Survey Reveals Philippines Internet Speed Sucks.” However, that shouldn’t come as a shock to any foreigner or Filipino who has tried to go online in the PH. But there’s hope, Pilgrims, if you believe the new Presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque.
You are now traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, “Creepy Catfight at Iloilo City Hall!”
American expat in the Philippines. A Simple Man. A Simple Life. No one has threatened to kill me recently. I’ve only had to yell at one jeepney operator blocking our main street in downtown San Miguel, Guimaras, the other day. No trips to nearby Iloilo City in about a month. I wish I could report more exciting events but I can’t.