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3 Philippine Banks Ranked Worst in Customer Service

While I’ve previously written about the best banks in the Philippines, this post offers the opposite side of the spectrum. If you’re looking to open…

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Awesome BDO Surprising Senior Switch

First of all, let’s make one thing clear from the start. I’m an old geezer in the Philippines. Consequently, that’s enabled me to make an…

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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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How a Foreigner Can Open a Philippines Bank Account

“How a Foreigner Can Open a Philippines Bank Account” is today’s topic. We retired to the Philippines over nine and one-half years ago. First of…

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2018 Top 10 Banks in the Philippines

2018 Top 10 Banks in the Philippines per data from the Central Bank of the Philippines,  Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

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90-Minute BDO Transaction Taxes Crusty Old Expat’s Patience

Since my lovely asawa and I moved to the Philippines almost eight years ago, my capacity for waiting has been tested numerous times. A recent…

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ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch

“ATM Skimmers Hit Iloilo City BDO Branch” is today’s cautionary tale.

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Ford Ranger XLT 4×2 Automatic: Our New Truck in the Philippines

We turned down the Isuzu deal and went with the Ford Ranger.

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Never Buy Your Asawa Clothes for Christmas

What would possess me to go to SM City the day after Christmas?

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Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Was Merely a Pigment of our Imagination

The crusty old expat expresses his displeasure.

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Encounter with Arrogant Salesman at Ford Dealership in Iloilo

I thought I was back in the States where arrogant, high pressure car salesmen abound.

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Does BDO Belong in the Philippines’ Top Ten Bank List?

The patience of the crusty old expat is sorely tested this day.

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Our Isuzu D-Max 4×2 Automatic Truck Has Disappeared from Iloilo City

The Isuzu slips away but we have other options.

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