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Bureau of Immigration Bans Personnel from NAIA

“Bureau of Immigration Bans Personnel from NAIA” details a recent Bureau of Immigration (BI) July 26 Press Release. BI’s port operations division (POD) chief Grifton Medina restates an existing regulation issued eight years ago. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration has banned its personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from “loafing, facilitating and escorting” … Read more

Manila Mayor Orders Jollibee & McDonald’s to Hire Old Geezers

I like this new Manila mayor. In contrast to former Manila chiefs, Isko Moreno is on a fast track to “git ‘er done.” While former actor Moreno may be a better dresser than Larry the Cable Guy, he’s still following Larry’s advice. Furthermore, the mayor is literally taking a sledgehammer to clean up Manila. When … Read more

Duterte Wants to Exterminate Smokers

Look, I get it. Because I’m not a smoker, the recent statement from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte didn’t faze me. While I might be minus some expat friends at Olivia’s Kitchen on a Friday night if the President’s edict is enforced, Duterte’s decree won’t impact me much. Hence, the President has inspired today’s post: “Duterte … Read more

2 Guimaras Drug Suspects Selling Weed Arrested

First of all, the possession and sale of marijuana in the Philippines is illegal. It’s a violation of Section 5 of Article II of Republic Act 9165. The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. Personally, I don’t care what your personal views on weed are. While lighting up a joint might be legal where you … Read more

BI Commissioner Warns Foreigners

The present Commissioner of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration is Jaime Morente. Commissioner Morente formerly handled various positions in the Philippine National Police and in the Philippine Constabulary. He’s a tough guy with a stern warning for expatriates which brings about today’s post: “BI Commissioner Warns Foreigners.” President Duterte’s annual State of the Nation Address … Read more

Dengue Exceeds Epidemic Threshold

It’s official. “Dengue Exceeds Epidemic Threshold.” A nationwide dengue alert has been issued in the Philippines. The surge of dengue infections has reached more than 15,000 in Western Visayas, the highest in the country. That’s the region of the Philippines we moved to over 10 years ago. Furthermore, Guimaras, our island province, leads all provinces … Read more

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