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Top Ten Banks in the Philippines

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What are the Top Ten banks in the Philippines? Although BDO, Banco De Oro, was ranked the best bank in the PHL for the fourth straight year, there are other good financial institutions which will suit the need of most expats. Let’s take a look at some of the top establishments.

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New Requirements for 13a Permanent Visa

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The 13a Permanent Resident Visa. In the opinion of Gary Wigle and myself, along with other American expats, this visa is the cheapest, most hassle-free visa a person who intends to retire and live in the Philippines can obtain. Of course, your spouse has to be Filipino in order to sponsor you for it, but once you have the 13a,  living in the Philippines becomes that much easier.  

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How to Find a Filipina Girlfriend 50 Years Your Junior

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The subject matter of this post deals with an older gentleman that my asawa and I met at Raymen Beach in Guimaras a few months ago. Let’s call him “Roy.” Roy is 75. His Filipina girlfriend, “Jill,” is 25. They’ve been together for the past several years and have a three-year-old son together.

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20 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines

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The Philippine boasts of 7,107 islands rich in natural resources and beautiful scenery. Each region of the country has a lot of things to offer—diverse culture, good food, breathtaking tourist spots, and hospitable natives. If you’re looking for the best place to take a vacation, then the Philippines should be one of your dream destinations. Here are 20 gorgeous places you shouldn’t miss out when visiting the country. Here’s the 20 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines:

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Want to Spend Six Years in a Philippines Jail? Commit Adultery.

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Would you care to spend up to six years in a Philippines jail? I believe the majority of my readers would probably answer with a resounding “NO” to that question. However, a new bill proposed by a House of Representatives committee in the Philippines has been approved that would impose stiff penalties on married citizens engaging in sexual intercourse with an individual other than his or her legal spouse. That’s according to a recent April 22, 2012 report in the Manila Bulletin.

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Is Your Filipina Sweetheart Already Married? Find Out with CENOMAR

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I’ve had some recent emails from a few readers that have left me concerned. Seems that their Filipina sweetheart they have chatted with online and have come to visit in the Philippines have been scamming them. Said they were not married. Turns out they were. One even told my friend that she was divorced because she has been separated for so many years. Folks, there is NO DIVORCE LAW in the Philippines. Costly annulments are the only option for those trying to get out of a failed marriage. Good luck on getting one of those. Let me emphasize this: IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW LONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL FILIPINA HAS BEEN SEPARATED. SHE CANNOT LEGALLY MARRY IN THE PHILIPPINES NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS SHE HAS BEEN SEPARATED. scan

 

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