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7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines

7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines First of all, please note that many expats recommend checking out your future retirement home in the…

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If You’re Pregnant in the Philippines, Don’t Eat Balut

Take some advice from the crusty old expat.

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3 Philippine Banks Ranked Worst in Customer Service

While I’ve previously written about the best banks in the Philippines, this post offers the opposite side of the spectrum. If you’re looking to open…

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Math-Challenged Guimaras Pump Boat Operator Delays Departure

First of all, mathematics wasn’t my favorite subject in school. Therefore, today’s post, “Math-Challenged Guimaras Pump Boat Operator Delays Departure” reveals someone else besides me…

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Dairy Queen Coming Soon to SM City Iloilo

I grew up in a small town in South Central Illinois. We were poor. However, there was one pleasure we occasionally would get to indulge…

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Filipino-made Cheetos Discontinued

Maybe it could have triggered a heart attack. A recent headline in the inquirer.net alarmed me. The banner announced the following “Filipino-made Cheetos Discontinued.” Therefore,…

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Snot Rockets & Cleared Public Roads

Seems like Philippine laws are rarely enforced. Why do I say that? Because that’s been my personal observation since retiring to the Philippines over ten…

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Iloilo-Guimaras Bridge Construction Starts 2021?

It’s a line I’ve heard several times before. Consequently, it’s right up there with “The check’s in the mail” and “I’ll still respect you in…

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Dead Americans in the Philippines

Yes, it’s a morbid title. “Dead Americans in the Philippines.” After posting a recent story about an American from Boston who died in the Philippines,…

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Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DO NOT Enforce Wearing of Life Jackets

UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2019 COAST GUARD IN ILOILO AND GUIMARAS NOW ENFORCES THE WEARING OF LIFE JACKETS In fairness to the local Coast Guard, I…

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Boston Man Found Dead in Cagayan de Oro

Bryan Richard Roche, 59, was a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He came to the Philippines about two years ago. He was a retired U.S. Army…

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Why Does New Jollibee Ad Feature Actress Wearing Blackface?

First of all, what were the marketing directors at Jollibee thinking? Is it the same marketing firm that put Hitler’s image on Robinson Malls’ shopping…

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Boracay Pee-Pee Police Arrest 3 Foreigners

Alright, I get it. A auxiliary cop in Boracay got a cigarette butt in the face the other day by a Chinese man. The Chinese…

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