Is there an impending crackdown on foreigners in Aklan/Boracay? According to a report in the Panay News, such a clampdown on undocumented aliens in Aklan province could be imminent. Aklan is home to the world famous white sand beaches of Boracay, recently noted by Philippine President Duterte as a “cesspool.”
It’s not the first time I’ve read an infuriating article online from the Philippines. I read three online newspapers a day: The Manila Standard, The Daily Guardian (from Iloilo), and the Panay News. When I read The Daily Guardian◊ the other morning, my blood boiled.
Bananas, papaya, and lemons are now producing fruit on the multitude of trees my asawa has planted on our three-acre property in the Philippines. Our cashew trees also have been sprouting blossoms recently. My spouse has a garden, which produces sweet potato leaves and okra. Watercress grows in our backyard. “Beekeeping: Becoming Self-Sufficient in the Philippines” may be our next step in self-reliance.
22-year-old Jeepoy Taberna is fortunate to be alive today. He’s an Iloilo City man who survived a recent early morning aswang attack.
Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised by the title of this post: “Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways.” It doesn’t bother me that I’m probably the only person in the Philippines that isn’t on Facebook. We rarely have friends over. Pool parties are limited to close relatives now. And I haven’t been shopping in nearby Iloilo City for weeks.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offers China Telecom a slot to be the country’s third telecom provider. Duterte has repeatedly said he wanted to introduce a third player into the Philippine telecom industry to spur competition and improve service.
“Latest Survey Reveals Philippines Internet Speed Sucks.” However, that shouldn’t come as a shock to any foreigner or Filipino who has tried to go online in the PH. But there’s hope, Pilgrims, if you believe the new Presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque.
I’ve lived in the Philippines with my Filipina wife for over eight years now. We’ve spent six of those years on a tiny island province called Guimaras in Western Visayas. Here’s my “10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines.” 1. Sunsets uglier than dog crap on the bottom of your cheap-ass vinyl slippers you … Read more10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines
Since my lovely asawa and I moved to the Philippines almost eight years ago, my capacity for waiting has been tested numerous times. A recent visit to Banco de Oro, BDO, the largest bank chain in the Philippines, proved to be another exercise in endurance. “90-Minute BDO Transaction Taxes Crusty Old Expat’s Patience” chronicles my latest foray into “Filipino Time.”