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Bacolod Police Bust 95 Peso Gambling Ring

Yeah, 95 pesos. About two bucks. That’s what Bacolod City police confiscated from four young men around 1 a.m. Friday morning, June 21. Their crime?…

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Ambulance Carrying Pregnant Woman Hits Pregnant Carabao

First of all, sometimes I see an online story from one of the local news outlets that immediately grabs my attention. The following report, by…

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ISIS Targeting Iloilo City? Fake News

Is ISIS targeting Iloilo City? Text messages warn that the terrorist organization is already in Iloilo City. Furthermore, the notices claim that ISIS (Islamic State…

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Eight Extreme Guimaras Explorers End their Bacolod Adventure

Eight Extreme Guimaras Explorers End their Bacolod Adventure. Here’s an array of photos from our trip to Bacolod City last month with several of our…

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Calea Coffee & Pastries: Beguiling Bacolod City Eats

Who doesn’t like an afternoon merienda, snack, occasionally? While visiting Bacolod City last month with some friends from Guimaras we stopped at a place known…

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Cheap & Comfortable Mo2 Days Inn Bacolod

We were on a trip to Bacolod City with some friends from Guimaras, the island province we call home. We didn’t feel like paying 3…

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Bacolod Adventure: Rummaging the Ruins

The Ruins is located in Talisay, Negros Occidental, Philippines, just outside of Bacolod City. The mansion, inspired by Italian architecture, is the remains of the ancestral home mansion…

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Butterfly Garden Break: Mambukal Resort

After a brief stop with Filipino headhunters and Dracula, we’re back in Bacolod. My lovely asawa and I were traveling with three other foreigners and…

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8 Extreme Explorers’ Bacolod Adventure

Our group of eight was hungry. It was now past 11:00 am and we had been traveling since around 7:00 am on two different RORO…

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8 Extreme Explorers Exit Guimaras for Bacolod Adventure

A British friend of ours had invited us to join a group of other foreigners for an upcoming excursion. I like to call it “Eight…

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7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines

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…

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Bacolod City: Cybersex Hotspot?

Remember this story I did back in May about a 62-year-old geezer that was filming his own sex videos and posting them online? The American…

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American in Bacolod nabbed for uploading sex video
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62-Yr-Old American Nabbed in Bacolod for Uploading His Own Sex Videos

“62-Yr-Old American Nabbed in Bacolod for Uploading His Sex Videos.” In the “City of Smiles”, Bacolod,  an American was arrested by National Bureau of Investigation…

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The Retired Old Fart in the Philippines

Crusty Old Expat. The Retired Old Fart in the Philippines. Both of those monikers, and others, apply to me. Regular readers of Philippines Plus might…

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Man Overboard! Our 2Go Cruise Manila/Iloilo

Our recent trip from Manila was marred by tragedy: “Man Overboard! Our 2Go Cruise Manila/Iloilo.” Nine and 1/2 hours  in to our 22-hour cruise back…

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