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PhilHealth: Foreigner Married to Filipina Update

PhilHealth

PhilHealth is the national health insurance plan of the Philippines. My wife, a Filipino citizen, first enrolled in the program in 2012, three years after we  had retired to the Philippines. The cost at that time was 1,200 pesos, approximately 24 US dollars, a year. As her legally recognized spouse, I was also included in the coverage at no additional cost as a dependent.

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Traveling to the Philippines? Here’s CDC’s Recommended Vaccines

Traveling to the Philippines? Here’s the Center for Disease Control, CDC’s, recommended vaccines for traveling to the Philippines.

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Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

ambulance leaving guimaras provincial hospital

A serious topic for today’s post: “Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?” Do you think that if you move to the Philippines and become ill that the Philippine government will help you out? You’re not in Kansas anymore, Pilgrim. YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR ANY CONTINGENCY BEFORE MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES. There’s no safety net for foreigners in “paradise”.

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Expat Hangout: Guimaras Mountain Resort

Guimaras Mountain Resort

“The Kano,” aka, “The Anti-Social Blogger”,  has actually been quaffing a beer or two with fellow foreigners lately. Our stomping grounds? A new expat hangout, Guimaras Mountain Resort. Located on the Guimaras Circumferential Rd in Buenavista, Guimaras, Philippines, the new haunt suits this American expat just fine.

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Unlimited 3-Day Weekends in the Philippines

old fart relaxing in boracay

My friends in the United States recently finished celebrating Labor Day. I used to look forward to the three day holiday when I worked at AT&T. Now,  I enjoy unlimited 3-day weekends in the Philippines. In fact, every day is now a holiday for this crusty old American expat.

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Chinese New Year Celebration at Mango Terrace Pension Hotel in Guimaras

our niece DenDen and my asawa at the mango terrace in guimaras

We kicked off the Chinese New Year with a celebration at the Mango Terrace in Guimaras. The Mango Terrace Pension Hotel, the former Shirven Hotel, is under new ownership and management. The establishment featured an all-you-can-eat buffet at 400 pesos a head, 8.50 U.S. Dollars, this past Monday evening to ring in the Year of the Monkey.

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Philippines Ranks as 5th Best Country in the World for Expats to Find Love

The Kano and my beautiful Filipina wife

Philippines ranks as 5th best country for expats to find love. That’s according to a recent survey from InterNations which polled 14,000 expats living in 195 countries. So if you’re looking for love in all the wrong places, Cupid’s arrow might just hit you in the butt in the Philippines.

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