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Guimaras Tricycle Driver Killed in Drive By Shooting

Rufo (Dodong) Tahum was a quiet man. He drove a tricycle for years on our island province of Guimaras.  He also kept many fighting roosters…

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Best Computer Tech in Guimaras

My World Wide Web was down for two days recently. Despite making multiple calls to Globe for assistance, I still had no internet connection. What’s…

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Growing Cash Crop Bananas in the Philippines

We have about 25 banana plants on our property in the Philippines. They’re not trees, but “pseudostems,” made of densely packed leaves. So a banana plant is…

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Americans Only Finish 2nd Place on 2018 Immigration’s Rude List

The Crusty Old (American) Expat noticed an interesting press release from the Official Website of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration today. “BI Barred 133 Rude…

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“Korean” Tourist Killed by Boracay Lady Boy was Chinese

Remember “Kallee?” The 21-year-old-lady boy from Cebu City. “Kallee,” aka  Carlito Alegado, admitted to stabbing to death a “Korean” tourist in Boracay last Friday, January…

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Upcoming El Niño Means Good Water Conservation

With the approaching El Niño predicted by the Philippines weather service, water rationing is a possibility. Therefore, the  upcoming El Niño means good water conservation. First…

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Upcoming 2019 El Niño Assault Predicted

The island province we call home, Guimaras, may be in for another “state of calamity.” The National Weather Service of the Philippines, PAGASA, has a dire prediction. “Upcoming…

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Boracay Lady Boy Butchers Korean Tourist

Who? One Korean tourist. What? Stabbed to death by a lady boy. Where? Boracay. Why? Korean didn’t pay for “entertainment services.” “Boracay Lady Boy Butchers…

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Actor’s Temper Tantrum Triggers BI Balikbayan Reminder

An Actor’s Temper Tantrum Triggers BI Balikbayan Reminder.  A Bureau of Immigration, BI, Press Release regarding the Balikbayan Privilege was recently issued. A local celebrity,…

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Have You Submitted Your Annual Report to Immigration?

Have You Submitted Your Annual Report to Immigration? You have until March 1, 2019. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI)  has warned registered foreign nationals who…

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How a Foreigner Can Open a Philippines Bank Account

“How a Foreigner Can Open a Philippines Bank Account” is today’s topic. We retired to the Philippines over nine and one-half years ago. First of…

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No Taping of Cop’s Gun Muzzles New Year’s Eve

There will be no taping of cop’s gun muzzles with masking tape this New Year’s Eve. For the third year in a row, the Philippine…

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