From the Midwest redneck author of "The Rooster Crows at 4am!," "Lizard Poop!," and "The Philippines Expat Advisor"
Hi! Welcome to PhilippinesPlus.com! I’m “The Kano,” your host for this website. I’m a 61-year-old guy from Central Illinois that decided to retire to the Philippines in July 2009 with my lovely Filipina wife of over 13 years, “The Sainted Patient Wife.”
I retired after almost 30 years of service with telecommunications giant, AT&T. I absolutely hated the last few years of working there and when the opportunity arose for me to retire at the age of 57, I grabbed it.
I asked my wife if she would like to move to the Philippines. She already had a house and lot paid for in the rural province of Guimaras. Made sense to move somewhere we did not have a house payment.
In October 2011 we moved to a subdivision outside of Iloilo City on Panay Island, the nearest island next to Guimaras. We love it in Iloilo. No more pump boat rides back and forth from our home in Guimaras to the big shopping malls of Iloilo City. With rent for our three-bedroom home at only around 140 US Dollars, we’re living a comfortable life.
Thanks for checking out this website. If you’ve never visited the Philippines, I urge you to include it in your future travel plans. I love living here, and I’m enjoying a great retirement. It’s more fun in the Philippines!