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American Expat Motorcyclist Killed in Iloilo Jeepney Crash

I apologize to anyone who might be offended by the graphic picture shown courtesy of Panay News. While the American expat motorcyclist from Texas was struck by a jeepney, I don’t see any signs of the victim wearing a helmet.

Panay News Miag ao crash kills American

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Potential Rice Riots in the Philippines

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 was a somber day for many Filipinos. Philippine Sen. Cynthia Villar had just called for a ban on unlimited rice servings, “unli-rice,” in restaurants across the archipelago! I was shocked, stunned and staggered! Had all the politicians in the world gone mad? Potential rice riots in the Philippines now became a distinct possibility.

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In Spite of Travel Warnings, is it Still Safe to Move to the Philippines?

stunning sunset at boracay

“In Spite of Travel Warnings, is it Still Safe to Move to the Philippines? “ Thirty-seven people were killed in a Manila casino this past Friday. A lone masked gunman walked straight into the building, past a lone security guard who panicked when she saw the suspect’s assault rifle. The victims are thought to have died of smoke inhalation. None of them appear to have been shot.

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Can I Be Buried in Our Backyard in the Philippines?

our new home in the philippines

Most of us are going to die someday. There’s not many ways to avoid it. You might consider becoming a vampire and living as an immortal (as long as you avoid direct sunlight and wooden stakes through the heart.) Or you could hang out with Shirley MacLaine and be reincarnated as a door knob. Me? I wonder. Can I be buried in our backyard in the Philippines?

walking down the path to our new home in the philippines

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Personal Safety in the Philippines

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“Personal Safety in the Philippines” is a topic I cover extensively in my E-book, “The Philippines Expat Advisor.” So when I perused the latest online edition of The Panay News, a story about a young Japanese man who was robbed in downtown Iloilo, it intrigued me.

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Filipina Relative is a Scammer

gold digger

“Filipina Relative is a Scammer” is the topic for today’s post.  One of my long-time supporters and personal friend recently asked my asawa and I for some assistance. Seems like my comrade’s older brother in the States was looking to communicate with a Filipina.  My colleague was wondering if my spouse had any female relatives his brother could chat with.

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The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila

dimple star guimaras to manila

It took a few days, dear readers, but I’ve finally recovered from a recent trek to Metro Manila. “The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila” beat the living snot out of this crusty old expat. By the beard of Zeus! Why would an American expat living in the Philippines subject himself to such torture in the first place?

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Is Travel to the Philippines Safe?

Dont bring bullets to Hong Kong

Is travel to the Philippines safe? Recent kidnappings and the bullet planting scam at the Manila airport might have you reconsidering a visit to the Philippines.

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What Would I Have Done Differently After 6 Yrs. in the Philippines?

star fish found off raymen beach

What would I have done differently after 6 yrs. in the Philippines?

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