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Brit Issues Apology for Insulting Bacolod Traffic Enforcer

Brit Issues Apology for Insulting Bacolod Traffic Enforcer

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A British bloke, Benjamin James Oates, 39, issued a public apology before media members this past Tuesday. That’s Oates in the lead photo with the horseshoe, biker, moustache reminiscent of Paul Sr. from “American Chopper.” Seated next to the apologetic limey is Bacolod Traffic Authority Office, BTAO, head Luisito Acebuche. (Lead photo credit: Panay News and AKSYON RADYO, Bacolod.) (more…)
Buying Pirated DVDs in the Philippines

Buying Pirated DVDs in the Philippines

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After a few recent online articles regarding the seizure of millions of pesos worth of pirated DVDs in Iloilo City and Bacolod, I have to wonder. While the reports don’t indicate who purchased the illegal videos, I imagine a few foreigners have bought a pirated digital video disc or two. (Lead photo source: DVD raid from GMA News Online) (more…)
62-Yr-Old American Nabbed in Bacolod for Uploading His Own Sex Videos

62-Yr-Old American Nabbed in Bacolod for Uploading His Own Sex Videos

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"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 (NBI) agents at his home in Barangay Taculing last Friday, May 12, 2017.  The American national, Lee David Colglazier, 62,  was allegedly uploading internet sex videos of him and his multiple partners, both female and male. (more…)
The Retired Old Fart in the Philippines

The Retired Old Fart in the Philippines

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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 have noticed that comments have been closed for recent posts. I have a shot of myself relaxing in Boracay at the end of each post stating that. (more…)
Visiting U.S. Friends in RC Cola Country Cebu

Visiting U.S. Friends in RC Cola Country Cebu

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I was quite surprised to see such a large presence for RC, Royal Crown Cola, when we were visiting U.S. friends in Cebu recently. Coke products and Coke-sponsored signs for local businesses is the norm in nearby Iloilo and Guimaras, the island province we call home.  When I saw so many local sari sari stores advertising the popular soft drinks that I used to consume back in Central Illinois, a wave of nostalgia passed over me. (more…)
Best Way to Get to Cebu from Iloilo City

Best Way to Get to Cebu from Iloilo City

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What is the best way to get to Cebu from Iloilo City? There are several options available to travelers such as taking a flight on local airlines, boarding a bus, or taking a vessel from a shipping line. Travel to Cebu City, "The Queen City of the South" depends on your budget and how much travel time you have available. (more…)
Desperately Dodging Dinagyang

Desperately Dodging Dinagyang

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After a recent trip to Bacolod, we arrived in Iloilo on our way back home to our home base,  the island province of Guimaras. We were desperately dodging Dinagyang , the annual Festival which recently plowed into Iloilo City with the force of the Great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. There is absolutely no way we wanted to be in town when the event hit. (more…)