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Clash of the Filipina Maids

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We’ve recently hired a new domestic helper for our household in Guimaras. The crusty old expat, yours truly, issued an “executive order” which proclaimed a new part-time helper was needed to augment our current staff. My “executive order” was not held up in any federal court.

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More Female Pushers in Iloilo Peddling Shabu

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“More Female Pushers in Iloilo Peddling Shabu.” In Western Visayas, the region of the archipelago we call home, 34 women have been arrested for drug dealing. The bulk of females selling shabu (meth) are located on nearby Panay Island, Iloilo province.

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New Filipina Helper Fired on First Day

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Our new Filipina helper was fired on her first day on the job. We had previously committed to hiring a Pinay whose mother-in-law was reportedly an aswang.  But that new domestic assistant never showed up for work.

(“You’re fired!” graphic source: Meme Generator)

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You Can’t Be a True Filipino if You Don’t Sing Karaoke

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You can’t be a true Filipino if you don’t sing karaoke. Pinoys and Pinays take their singing seriously to the extent that people have even been murdered for butchering Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” in their local establishments.

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Should You Start a Micro-financing Business in the Philippines?

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It’s a new year. 2016. Maybe you’re an expat living in the Philippines considering ways to bring in some extra cash. Should you start a micro-financing business in the Philippines? 

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I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan

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Decades ago I was in the United States Air Force military police. Maybe that’s why I always make it a point to be sociable to peace officers no matter where I’m at but especially in the Philippines. I’ve met quite a few friendly police men and security guards in nearby Iloilo on Panay Island and on our own island province. So I guess it shouldn’t come as a complete shock to my readers when I post a title such as the one above: “I Join the Guimaras SWAT Team at Manggahan.”

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I’m Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015

pretty pinays at Manggahan

Regular readers of Philippines Plus know that I excel at doing as little as possible. I’ve perfected my slothfulness to a fine art after almost six years of living in the Philippines.  But retirement in this archipelago comes with a price: notoriety. Thus, many of my stalwart subscribers, especially those that have visited or who reside in the PH, will not be surprised by the title of this post: “I’m Adored as a Rock Star by Pretty Pinays at Manggahan 2015.” 

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Will Lolo’s New Nipa Hut Serve as the Temporary HQ for the Tom Cat?

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Will Lolo’s new nipa hut serve as the temporary HQ for the Tom Cat? Regular readers of Philippines Plus will know that The Tom Cat, who has spent time in the Philippines, is an American friend of mine currently living in the Sunshine State, Florida. He is engaged to one of my asawa’s thousands of relatives, LenLen,  who resides on our island province. LenLen’s  and The Tom Cat’s touching story of how they met can be found in this post from June 2011: Romance at Raymen?

LenLen and The Tom CatLenLen and the Tom Cat 

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