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How Safe is Boracay?

“How Safe is Boracay?” We’re planning a return trip to the “best island” in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The Philippine National...

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At War with Globe’s Grand Gaffe!

“Onward, Crusty Soldiers! Marching as to war! With the staff of ‘Globe’s Grand Gaffe’ going on before. “Dave,” the crusty expat, leads against the foe!...

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Personal Safety in the Philippines

“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...

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Iloilo City Immigration Excellence

“Well bad news travels like wildfire, good news travels slow…”Johnny Cash,  Bad News. Bad news gets better ratings. Good news doesn’t get too much attention....

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Ace Hardware Puts the Hammer Down

There’s been heightened security throughout the Philippines since a recent terrorist bombing in Davao City killed 14 people. President Duterte proclaimed “a state of lawless...

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Last Manila Crooked Cabbie Saga

Finally, I humbly present my “Last Manila Crooked Cabbie Saga.” With apologies to Master Todd,  the forthcoming spiel occurred before the former Marine’s now-famous “50...