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New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience

New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience

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I’m cognizant of the fact that I’m negative at times. I’m not the official cheerleader for the Philippines Tourism Department. It’s my goal to present my personal perspective as an American expat living in the Philippines in an objective manner. I’ll give credit where credit is due. When something stinks, like the wastewater pipelines buried in Boracay beaches, I’ll address those issues, also. Therefore, I present the following post: “New Gaisano Mall Iloilo City’s Ho-Hum Experience.” (more…)

DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN LIVE THE “GOOD LIFE” SOONER THAN YOU EVER EXPECTED

  START YOUR JOURNEY TO THE GOOD LIFE NOW! NOW OVER 425 PAGES ONLY $49.99 Buy Now Have you dreamed of living the “good life?” A place where you can live a relatively stress-free life, and live comfortably, even on a limited budget or pension? If so, the Philippines is the place for you. Hi, my name is Dave DeWall. They call me, and most foreigners, “The Kano,” short for “Amerikano.” Almost nine years ago I retired at the age of 57 from a small town in Central Illinois to the Philippines with my beautiful Filipina wife of over 18 years. My lovely wive and "The Kano," Dave DeWall We now live on three acres with a 4,000 sq. ft. new home, a swimming pool, and live-in-maid. None of that would have been possible for us back in Illinois. Although I received a modest r
CONCLUSION: Philippines Vehicle Registration Ruckus

CONCLUSION: Philippines Vehicle Registration Ruckus

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CONCLUSION: Philippines Vehicle Registration Ruckus. My asawa and I were heading out to our local Land Transportation Office, LTO, in Guimaras. After being told by a local insurance agent that our truck registration had expired last March, we had to sort the matter out. After reviewing our paperwork from LTO, I was under the impression our Ford Ranger’s registration didn’t end until later this month. (more…)
Simple Man. Simple Life.

Simple Man. Simple Life.

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American expat in the Philippines. A Simple Man. A Simple Life. No one has threatened to kill me recently. I’ve only had to yell at one jeepney operator blocking our main street in downtown San Miguel, Guimaras, the other day. No trips to nearby Iloilo City in about a month. I wish I could report more exciting events but I can’t. (more…)
“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

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“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?” You can tell a guy has way too much time on his hands when he starts asking himself questions like this. However, unproductive mitts are the devil’s sweatshop. Better to keep the ol' noggin' working at my advanced age. Graphic Source: The Southeast Asia Subregion of the Catholic Biblical Federation (more…)
Dog Dispute Delivers Dispatch from Barangay Captain

Dog Dispute Delivers Dispatch from Barangay Captain

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My E-book, “The Philippines Expat Advisor”, has a section that deals with barangay captains. “Dog Dispute Delivers Dispatch from Barangay Captain” relates a recent visit we had to our own local government unit, LGU. It’s imperative that you have a good relationship with your own local “kapitan.” You never know when you might receive a summons to the local barangay hall. (more…)

THE NEW 2017 PHILIPPINES EXPAT ADVISOR

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ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch

ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch

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“ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch” is today’s cautionary tale. I like to believe I exercise a fair bit of caution whenever withdrawing money from any local ATMs. My asawa always stands to my side and I make sure no one is standing directly behind me while I’m conducting my transaction. (more…)
Clash of the Filipina Maids

Clash of the Filipina Maids

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We've recently hired a new domestic helper for our household in Guimaras. The crusty old expat, yours truly, issued an "executive order" which proclaimed a new part-time helper was needed to augment our current staff. My “executive order” was not held up in any federal court. (more…)