A recent report in the Panay News had me scratching my fat kano head. I wondered: “Do Motorcyclists in Guimaras have a Death Wish?” Killed on our island province of Guimaras was another helmet-less motorcyclist. The cyclist, Noel Pabroaga of Barangay New Poblacion, Buenavista, died of severe head and body injuries.
The Philippine peso is likely to remain weak throughout 2018. That’s according to a recent article in The Manila Times. The peso will remain under stress during the year. First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) and the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) predict the Philippine peso will end the year at P52.50 versus the US dollar.
We had to do a wire transfer, Philippines to US bank, the other day. A tax bill back in the States had to be paid. I needed to transfer funds from our account in the Philippines to our bank in the United States.
PhilHealth is the national health insurance plan of the Philippines. My wife, a Filipino citizen, first enrolled in the program in 2012, three years after we had retired to the Philippines. The cost at that time was 1,200 pesos, approximately 24 US dollars, a year. As her legally recognized spouse, I was also included in the coverage at no additional cost as a dependent.
It was a catastrophe of Biblical proportions and will go down in history as the “Iloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster.” The Panay News ran this tragic story yesterday. Over 150 bottles of Red Horse Beer fell off a delivery truck in Iloilo City. The bottles met their untimely demise on Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue … Read moreIloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster