Kentucky Fried’s First Filipino Colonel

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It was around 8:00 pm on a weeknight. Despite numerous power outages from our “service” provider, Guimelco, we miraculously had electricity that evening as I flipped the remote to Channel 2, ABS CBN. It was time for my asawa’s favorite program, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” As I steeled myself for a block of 10 minutes of commercials for Tide Detergent, multiple pain relievers from Unilever, and the same tired Selena Gomez Pantene ad, a new advertisement brightened our screen. The search for Kentucky Fried’s first Filipino Colonel was underway!

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Cheap TV in the Philippines: ABS-CBN TVplus Black Box

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Regular readers of “Philippines Plus” know your author, the crusty old expat, is a cheap son-of-a-gun. Sure, we might be paying big bucks for our monthly 1290 Peso Plan with Cignal satellite, 26 bucks, but I wanted a more frugal option for one of our other four television sets

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Best TV Satellite System Philippines

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Another recent post that dealt with my favorite television programs got me to thinking. And that’s not something I often do. “Best TV Satellite System Philippines”: the unfiltered opinion of an American expat in the Philippines. First of all, numerous national and regional cable tv options are available throughout the Philippines. This article will focus on satellite systems available in this land of 7,107 islands.

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Crusty Old Expat Visits Iloilo LTO and Acquires Student Permit

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Ford Car Show Model (Photo Source: ABS-CBN News.com )

My asawa converted her Illinois Driver’s License to a Philippine Driver’s License about 18 months ago. My Illinois License, which I first acquired at the age of 16, had expired two years ago. I could have renewed it at the local Land Transportation Office like my spouse did, but since we only recently acquired a vehicle, felt no need to do so. In retrospect, it probably would have been smarter to renew before it did expire because once a foreign driver’s license is expired the owner of such license has to first obtain a student permit. Thus, the crusty old expat visits the Iloilo LTO and acquired said student permit.

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Philippines Typhoon Ruby Gains Strength


Philippines Super Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) gains strength and is now heading towards Eastern Visayas according to a report from ABS-CBN News and Yahoo! News Philippines.  Guimaras, the island province headquarters of this website, Philippines Plus,  is located in Western Visayas and will likely face hazardous weather conditions as a result of this super storm which is now packing winds gusting up to 250 kph (over 60 miles an hour for those Yanks out there.)super typhoon ruby

Graphic Source: Yahoo! News Philippines

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More Fine Filipinas at Guimaras’ Manggahan Festival

Here’s more fine filipinas  that I observed at the Manggahan Festival held in the sweet mango province of the Philippines this past April. The young lady pictured below gladly posed for this photo as she clung to her cute baby daughter.

Manggahan Festival Mother and Child

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Ariara Island in Palawan Named World’s Best

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Recently did a post about Boracay being named the world's best island destination when I saw a news article proclaiming an island in Palawan anointed as the world's best. Ariara island, located 160 miles southwest of Manila, ranked first in the Top 100 holiday destinations in the British edition of Vogue magazine. (photos from Ariara Island website.)  Ariara Island Palawan

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