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Cebu Mom Arrested for Sexually Exploiting her two Daughters & 1-year-old Niece

Above all, an extremely disturbing report out of Alcantara, a small town of 15,160 people in Cebu province. Delta Dyrecka Letigio, from the CebuDailyNews.Inquirer.net, CDN,…

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Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands

“Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands.” This trio of Southeast Asian gems nabbed the Top Three Spots on a recent survey. That’s according to Condé Nast…

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Potential Rice Riots in the Philippines

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 was a somber day for many Filipinos. Philippine Sen. Cynthia Villar had just called for a ban on unlimited rice servings, “unli-rice,” in restaurants across the archipelago!

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World’s Friendliest Island: Palawan

Travel + Leisure Magazine recently announced that the world’s friendliest island is Palawan. Cebu, Luzon and Boracay, all islands in the Philippines, of course, grabbed…

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At War with Globe’s Grand Gaffe!

“Onward, Crusty Soldiers! Marching as to war! With the staff of ‘Globe’s Grand Gaffe’ going on before. “Dave,” the crusty expat, leads against the foe!…

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El Nido Palawan
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Eclectic Electric El Nido

My asawa and I were visiting Palawan. We had made a stop in Taytay to visit my wife’s brother Amando and his family. Next up:…

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downtown puerto princesa palawan
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Puerto Princesa Palawan Paradise

Puerto Princesa Palawan Paradise. Some mortals claim the Philippines is a heavenly utopia. Paradise, if you will. I retired to this archipelago over seven years…

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Cebu Pacific Flight to Puerto Princesa Arrived Early!

Our recent trip to Palawan began with a pleasant surprise. We departed from the Iloilo International Airport 20 minutes before our scheduled time. Consequently, our…

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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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Was Our Niece a Target of Kidnappers in Cebu?

After a recent event in “The Queen City of the South,” my wife and I have to wonder: “Was Our Niece a Target of Kidnappers…

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visiting American friends in Cebu
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Visiting U.S. Friends in RC Cola Country Cebu

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…

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cebu city taxis
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Corrupt Cebu City Cabbies

I’ve praised taxi drivers in the “Queen City of the South” on this website in the past. I’m sorry that I now feel compelled to…

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traveling to cebu from iloilo via ship
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Best Way to Get to Cebu from Iloilo City

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…

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