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Recycled Soft Drink Flower Pots Decorate Cashew Tree

Recycled Soft Drink Flower Pots Decorate Cashew Tree

Recycled Soft Drink Flower Pots Decorate Cashew Tree

My asawa’s favorite pastime is working in her garden in Guimaras, the island province we call home. After birthday parties and other special occasions, we have an abundance of left over 1.5 and 2 liter soft drink bottles. My resourceful wife loves to recycle those leftover plastic containers and convert them into flower pots. One of the places she hangs her new creations is a cashew tree located in our back yard.

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Philippine Peso Likely to Hit P54:$1 by year-end

As this article goes to press at 10:30 am, June 13th, 2018, the exchange rate stands at 53.10 Philippine pesos to 1 US dollar. The Manila Times  reports that Singapore-based bank DBS is predicting a fall to P54 versus the US dollar by the end of this year, 2018. Earlier forecasts posted in this website had predicted an even further decline of P56 to 1 USD by year’s end.

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Guimaras Motorboat Trip Shortage Strands Passengers

pump boats at Ortiz in Iloilo

The Panay News reported last Sunday that Guimaras Motorboat Trip Shortage Strands Passengers. Guimaras, home of the sweetest mangoes in the world, is the island province we call home. Jordan Mayor Ruben Corpuz wants to know why there aren’t enough boats operating.

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Filipino Families Can Decently Live on $200 Month?

The Guimaras Crew

Filipino Families Can Decently Live on $200 Month? That’s according to NEDA Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon, who  claimed you’re not considered poor if you earn P10,000 a month and support a family of five. This Philippine bureaucrat claims a family of five can decently live on $200 a Month. NEDA is the National Economic and Development Authority.

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New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

After nearly nine years of living in the Philippines, one would think I would have adjusted to “Filipino Time” by now. In some instances, I have. Nevertheless, there are occasions where this maddening Filipino custom raises my blood pressure to the upper stratosphere. Case in point, today’s post: New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time.”

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New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience

I’m cognizant of the fact that I’m negative at times. I’m not the official cheerleader for the Philippines Tourism Department. It’s my goal to present my personal perspective as an American expat living in the Philippines in an objective manner. I’ll give credit where credit is due. When something stinks, like the wastewater pipelines buried in Boracay beaches, I’ll address those issues, also. Therefore, I present the following post: “New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience.”

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