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Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines

Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines

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I’ve resided in the Philippines for over eight years now. Thankfully, by the grace of God I met a beautiful Filipina through a pen pal service in June of 1999. We married in January 2000 upon my first trip to the Philippines. While I occasionally might complain about the power outages, brownouts, on our island province of Guimaras, I wouldn’t trade living in “paradise” for anything. Let me present to you my “Top 5 Reasons for Moving to the Philippines.” (more…)
Philippines Has 5th Highest Cost of Electricity in the World

Philippines Has 5th Highest Cost of Electricity in the World

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Twenty more turbines will be put up at the wind farm in the municipality of Sibunag in Guimaras. Construction starts next month. With each new turbine generating 2 megawatts (MW), 40 MW will be added to the wind farm’s 54-MW capacity. Despite the building of new windmills in our home province and throughout the archipelago, why does the Philippines have the 5th highest cost of electricity in the world? (more…)
Top Ten Banks in the Philippines

Top Ten Banks in the Philippines

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What are the Top Ten banks in the Philippines? Although BDO, Banco De Oro, was ranked the best bank in the PHL for the fourth straight year, there are other good financial institutions which will suit the need of most expats. Let's take a look at some of the top establishments. (Photo Source: RCBC website) (more…)
20 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines

20 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines

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The Philippine boasts of 7,107 islands rich in natural resources and beautiful scenery. Each region of the country has a lot of things to offer—diverse culture, good food, breathtaking tourist spots, and hospitable natives. If you’re looking for the best place to take a vacation, then the Philippines should be one of your dream destinations. Here are 20 gorgeous places you shouldn't miss out when visiting the country. Here's the 20 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines: (more…)
Want to Spend Six Years in a Philippines Jail? Commit Adultery.

Want to Spend Six Years in a Philippines Jail? Commit Adultery.

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Would you care to spend up to six years in a Philippines jail? I believe the majority of my readers would probably answer with a resounding "NO" to that question. However, a new bill proposed by a House of Representatives committee in the Philippines has been approved that would impose stiff penalties on married citizens engaging in sexual intercourse with an individual other than his or her legal spouse. That's according to a recent April 22, 2012 report in the Manila Bulletin. (more…)
Is Your Filipina Sweetheart Already Married? Find Out with CENOMAR

Is Your Filipina Sweetheart Already Married? Find Out with CENOMAR

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I've had some recent emails from a few readers that have left me concerned. Seems that their Filipina sweetheart they have chatted with online and have come to visit in the Philippines have been scamming them. Said they were not married. Turns out they were. One even told my friend that she was divorced because she has been separated for so many years. Folks, there is NO DIVORCE LAW in the Philippines. Costly annulments are the only option for those trying to get out of a failed marriage. Good luck on getting one of those. Let me emphasize this: IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW LONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL FILIPINA HAS BEEN SEPARATED. SHE CANNOT LEGALLY MARRY IN THE PHILIPPINES NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS SHE HAS BEEN SEPARATED.   (more…)