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How Many Foreigners Living in the Philippines?

Have you ever wondered how many foreigners are living in the Philippines? For example, how many Chinese, Americans, Brits, Australians, etc. are living in this Southeast Asian archipelago? First of all, the current population of the Philippines is 109,678,880 as of Monday, July 27, 2020. Moreover, that data comes from Worldometer.  It’s their estimate from the latest United Nations … Read more

Immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19

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Are you considering immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19? Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, only foreigners with long-term visas are currently able to enter the Philippines. Therefore, why even consider immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19? Certainly, this current crisis won’t last forever. Consequently, now would be a good time to plan for when … Read more

Only Foreigners with Long Term Visas Allowed Back in Philippines

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I’ve resided in the Philippines for over 11 years. As a result, I consider myself a seasoned American expat in this archipelago. However, recent news reports that only foreigners with long-term visas could return to the Philippines was somewhat confusing. Only Foreigners with Long Term Visas Allowed Back in Philippines Why? Because foreigners with Filipino … Read more

American Living in Philippines Marks 11-Yr Milestone

I’m a foreigner. A stranger in a strange land. I’ve resided in “paradise” since 2009. Been married to a lovely Filipina for over 20 years. Hence, today’s post, “American Living in Philippines Marks 11-Yr Milestone.” Metallica Musings As my Jango internet radio plays a Metallica classic, “Enter Sandman,” I reminisce over the past 11 years. … Read more

Massive Internet Problems in the Philippines

Massive internet problems in the Philippines are not a new issue. Since moving to the Philippines over 11 years, I’ve experienced crippling, frustrating slow internet speeds. We’ve been using Globe for the past several years now. Check out the miserable results from Ookla. Massive internet problems in the Philippines The acronym Mbps stands for “megabits per second.” … Read more

Should Foreigners live in the Philippines?

While the current coronavirus crisis continues, the longest lockdowns on earth still exist in the Philippines. Moreover, a new “anti-terrorism” bill recently signed by President Duterte is causing concern among nuns and beauty queens. Because of the new law, suspects can go to jail without a warrant of arrest for up to 24 days. Nevertheless, … Read more

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