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Expat’s Extended Festive Walk Mall Review

Expat’s Extended Festive Walk Mall Review

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My lovely asawa and I had previously visited Iloilo City’s new shopping venue for the first time back in July. Since our local energy provider, Guimelco, had scheduled another province-wide power outage for Guimaras, we decided to return this past Saturday to the new mall. “Expat’s Extended Festive Walk Mall Review” offers new insights into this shopper’s haven. (more…)
7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines

7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines

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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 Philippines and live there from 3-6 months. As a result, you’ll have a better feel for the place. When my lovely asawa and I retired to the Philippines over nine years ago, Guimaras was our first choice. Due to the fact that my wife grew up in Guimaras and already had a house there, it made sense for us to move there. However, maybe you don’t have a concrete notion of where in the Philippines you would like to retire. Thus this post: “7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines.” (more…)
Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

Our Pretty Pinay Niece’s Pre-Debut Photo Shoot

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Our niece, DenDen, is turning 18 soon. DenDen is our oldest niece in Guimaras, the island province we call home. As the following pictures will attest, she has grown into a beautiful young woman. At age 18 a Filipina will have a coming-of-age celebration, a debut, an “18 Candles” ceremony, if you will. (more…)
New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

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The Philippine Senate passed its version of the Universal Health Care Bill. The Senate’s 14-0 vote seeks to guarantee all Filipinos equal access to quality and affordable health goods and services. President Duterte had certified the bill as urgent. The new Universal Healthcare bill will replace PhilHealth. PhilHealth will be renamed the Philippine Health Security Corporation. (more…)