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Record Low Guimaras Guimelco Brownouts

Regular readers of “PhilippinesPlus” know that I’ve been critical of Guimelco, our local electric cooperative in Guimaras over the years. Guimelco is a distribution utility…

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Philippines Stinky Cockfight Crowds?

Our new domestic helper was trying to give “Lolo,” Grandpa, a shower the other morning. Lolo, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, lives in a nipa hut behind…

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Depraved American ‘Pedophile’ Arrested in Cebu City

The raid began Friday May 24, 2019 at around 5:00 pm. Acting on a tip from the FBI, elements of the Agents of the Women…

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New Universal Health Care’s Foreign Spouse Coverage

Because I was checking out today’s news in the Philippines, I ran across an article on the “sin tax” which prompted research for this post….

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Guimaras’ Best Pizza Joint’s New Location

Above all, I love pizzas and burgers. Tansyong is Guimaras’ best pizza joint, hands down. Nobody else even comes close. (NAMIT Burger is Guimaras’ best burger…

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Stark Raving Mad Lunatics Move to the Philippines

Seems like the past ten years have gone by swiftly. I moved to a “paradise” called the Philippines almost a decade ago. My loving Filipina…

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Bill Ending Abusive Labor Practices Ready for Duterte’s Signature

An anti-“endo” bill in the Philippines has passed, ready for President Duterte’s signature. Some companies in the Philippines hire employees short of six months to…

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Amazing Low Cost 4-Hour Bamboo House

“Amazing Low Cost 4-Hour Bamboo House.” Another reason to move to the Philippines. A bamboo abode which can be manufactured in a week. Constructed in…

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How Safe is the Philippines after Elections Shuts out Opposition Senators?

It was a shutout. A big, fat, zero goose egg for President Duterte’s critics. Furthermore, not since 1947 have any opposition senators failed to gain…

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Niece Shaina Phenomenal Overcomer

Our niece Shaina, who lives with us, recently passed the Teachers board exams for elementary level teachers. First of all, it was no easy task….

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Our Niece Shaina David Passed Elementary Teacher’s Board Exams

Our niece Shaina David has passed the Elementary Teacher’s Board Exams in the Philippines. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released the alphabetical list of passers…

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Unearthly Quiet Settles over our Island Province

The kids are gone. Because our niece and nephew had to register for school yesterday, their summer vacation with us is over. The kids have…

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7,500 Reasons to Make the Philippines your Retirement Destination

First of all, perhaps you thought I would be listing 7,107 reasons to make the Philippines your retirement destination. The number 7,500 refers to the…

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