If you’re a speeder in Davao, you don’t have to worry about getting a ticket. The four speed guns provided by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are damaged. No one has been cited for speeding in Davao since December 2016. However, if you’re a sexual predator roaming the streets of Davao, be forewarned. An ordinance punishing any foreigner who will be seen with a Filipino child unaccompanied by a Filipino adult is being proposed. Violators could be imprisoned for at least six months.
“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.
There’s a new sheriff in town: Rodrigo Duterte, the incoming President of the Philippines. Duterte has been called Asia’s Donald Trump. Like Trump, Duterte speaks his mind and doesn’t seem to care who he might offend, even if it’s Pope Francis, who he called a “son of a whore.” Love him or hate him, you have to admit the new guy does have a set of balls.
Don’t rely on Google Maps for directions in Iloilo City. We wasted an hour the other morning in Iloilo looking for a company that provided swimming pool equipment. My asawa and I were shopping in the big city and decided to look for Amici Water Systems Sales and Services, Iloilo. Our crew had begun digging our new swimming pool in the Philippines and Amici was listed as a place to purchase pool supplies.
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.
I’ve never visited a Muslim Prayer Room before. In fact, I don’t recall speaking to any Muslims when I lived back in the States and have only engaged a few of them in conversation since moving to the Philippines over five years ago. My knowledge of Islam is only what I get from my American news programs on our Cignal satellite system, the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and Fox News. With all the talk about ISIS filling the airwaves and other Muslim terrorist organizations, I have been akin to adhere to the adage that while all Muslims are not terrorists all terrorist are Muslims. So what in the world possessed me to actually enter a Muslim Prayer Room at Terminal 3 at NAIA and have a thoughtful dialog with them?
I’ve lived in the Philippines for almost five years. I’ve been to Metro Manila, Iloilo City and the island province of Guimaras where my lovely Filipina asawa and I reside. After a recent visit to Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, I pronounce that Cebu City taxi drivers are the best in the Philippines.
Faithful readers, sometimes an article grabs my attention so forcefully that I feel compelled to share it with my readers immediately. As I was checking the latest news from Yahoo! Sports Philippines, I felt I would be performing a grave disservice for my male audience if I delayed publishing the following post and images. This story could not be delayed and put on “Filipino Time.”
Sexy, scenic San Miguel in Jordan, Guimaras. Put together the words “sexy” and “San Miguel” and you’ve got a sure-fire attention getter for a title in my humble opinion. Maybe it’s my advanced age of 60 that requires me to get fired up and motivated by thinking up catchy titles for this post in the hopes of sucking in more website visitors. Maybe it’s my lack of San Miguel products. Haven’t had a cold one for about a week-and-half now.