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5 Reasons Expats Should Open Philippines Bank Account

Seems like a good idea. Having a bank account in the Philippines. Why carry around wads of cash you stash in your wallet? Some shabu…

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Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps

Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps First of all, you need a passport to travel out of the United States. But you…

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Have You Submitted Your Annual Report to Immigration?

Have You Submitted Your Annual Report to Immigration? You have until March 1, 2019. The Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI)  has warned registered foreign nationals who…

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PhilHealth: Foreigner Married to Filipina Update

PhilHealth is the national health insurance plan of the Philippines. My wife, a Filipino citizen, first enrolled in the program in 2012, three years after…

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PhilHealth Contribution for Hospital Bill

After being diagnosed with gastritis and bile reflux, my asawa was ready to be discharged from Medicus Hospital in Iloilo City. This post, “PhilHealth Contribution=$300…

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Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

A serious topic for today’s post: “Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?” Do you think that if you move to the Philippines and…

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New Bureau of Immigration Regulations Harasses Law-Abiding Expats in the Philippines

My recent visit to the Iloilo Bureau of Immigration was not a pleasant one by any means. New regulations, in a manifesto issued by Bureau…

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Best Banks in the Philippines

Leading business publication, FinanceAsia, named BDO and Citi as the best banks in the Philippines for 2011 according to a report in philSTARcom. Although the…

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Healthcare Costs in the Philippines. We Finally Enroll in PhilHealth.

Our healthcare costs have approached a little over 1100 US Dollar since moving to the Philippines in July 2009. Not a substantial amount considering those…

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The Kano Cracks up the Sun Store Staff in Iloilo

Sometimes it’s hard being me. I occasionally amaze myself with the amount of B.S. I can spread in one place. I used this God-given ability…

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Annual Report to Immigration About Exciting as Corona Impeachment Trial

After a 6.9 magnitude earthquake shook us up at SM City in Iloilo this past Monday, I wasn’t thrilled about any having any more excitement…

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Top Ten Tips On Moving to the Philippines. Pt. 2

My last post dealt with a personal list of my “Top Ten Tips” on moving to the Philippines and advice on what to do once…

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