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Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will.

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Bikini Babe Bares Comelec Spokesperson’s Secret Crush

Sometimes someone moves the bar for stupidity so low, it behooves the Crusty Old Expat to comment on it. Today’s dunce cap goes to Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez. “Bikini Babe Bares Comelec Spokesperson’s Secret Crush.”

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New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

Members PhilHealth

The Philippine Senate passed its version of the Universal Health Care Bill. The Senate’s 14-0 vote seeks to guarantee all Filipinos equal access to quality and affordable health goods and services. President Duterte had certified the bill as urgent. The new Universal Healthcare bill will replace PhilHealth. PhilHealth will be renamed the Philippine Health Security Corporation.

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JalAmiel, Our Miss 2018 United Nations Niece

JalAmiel at The Shirven in Guimaras

Our niece, JalAmiel, has been picked as “Miss 2018 United Nations” to represent her class for a fundraiser.  JalAmiel is leading her schoolmates in an effort  to raise funds for some much-needed school improvements. I’m hopeful my faithful readers over the years can help out. 

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The Marketplace Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Grand Opening

I don’t like crowds. Christmas shopping in malls swarming with bargain hunters doesn’t appeal to me at all. That said, my asawa and I recently headed over to the Marketplace Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Grand Opening. Probably not a good idea for someone that detests hordes of shoppers.

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