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Asawa’s Plight: Medicus Iloilo City ER Responds

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My asawa was in the front passenger seat of our Aurora Blue Ford Ranger suffering from an extreme abdominal pain attack. The Provincial Hospital in Guimaras, our home province, was unable to deal with the medical emergency. We sprinted toward the Jordan Wharf in Guimaras to catch a “special trip” nighttime pump boat ride to Iloilo City. My sister-in-law Alida was in the back seat.

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Severe Attack Sends Spouse Back to Emergency Room Again

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My loving asawa has been suffering with chronic lower abdominal pain for months. While I’ve attempted to persuade her to visit a doctor she has stubbornly refused. But a recent stomach pain attack could not be fended off by the pain reliever Buscopan, and necessitated another visit to our local emergency room in Guimaras, the island province we call home.

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Iloilo Speeders Could Get 6-Month Jail Sentence

TMTRO apprehends  speed limit violators The Daily Guardian

THE Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO) nabbed at least 35 violators this past Monday, June 1, 2017 in Iloilo City. It was the first day cops were enforcing the new speed limit law in the “City of Love.” Iloilo Speeders Could Get 6-Month Jail Sentence.

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The Battle Rages On! At War with Globe’s Grand Gaffe!

Globe Telecom

It’s been one week since I’ve attempted to add my new Globe internet account to our existing account with the telecom. The battle rages on! I’m at war with “Globe’s Grand Gaffe!”

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The City Mall Parola Expat Experience

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“The City Mall Parola Expat Experience.”  A retired fart like me has plenty of time to go shopping with his asawa. I enjoy checking out new places.  Parola is located at Fort San Pedro Drive in Iloilo City. Guimaras, the island province we call home, is an approximately 12-15 pump boat ride away from Ortiz Wharf, minutes from Parola.

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Iloilo to Boracay: The American Expat in the Philippines

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Iloilo to Boracay: The American Expat in the Philippines. Apologies  for not having any recent posts but my lovely asawa and I, along with niece Shaina, and sister Marjorie, who was on vacation from her job in Kuwait, visited one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Boracay.

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Are Life Jackets Crumpling Lawyers’ Suits on Iloilo-Guimaras Pump Boats?

only a few life jackets available on guimaras iloilo pump boat

Are life jackets crumpling lawyer’s suits on the Iloilo-Guimaras pump boats? Did a court in Guimaras prohibit the wearing of life jackets in motorized banca boats to help the lawyers prevent this? With the recent tragic loss of nine lives on the Tawash, the Coast Guard is cracking down. At least for now. Crumpled clothes or not. 

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Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DOES NOT Enforce Wearing of Life Jackets

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The Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DOES NOT enforce the wearing of life jackets.

It is required by MARINA (Maritime Industry Authority)’s Memorandum Circular No. 08 Series of 2008 which states that “ALL passengers shall be required to wear life jackets from the time of departure and during the entire voyage…”

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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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