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Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines

UPDATE Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines Perhaps I’m becoming more “Filipino.” Because I moved to the Philippines over 10 years ago, I have to wonder…

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Riding Pump Boats on Iloilo Strait? Use an Umbrella

I’ve been reading a lot about protests in Guimaras regarding the motor boat restrictions since the tragic loss of 31 lives this past August 3,…

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How Safe is the Philippines after Elections Shuts out Opposition Senators?

It was a shutout. A big, fat, zero goose egg for President Duterte’s critics. Furthermore, not since 1947 have any opposition senators failed to gain…

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5 Early Retirement Steps Philippines

First of all, I retired at the age of 57. Lots of people retire at a younger age. However, some people find it necessary to…

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10 Things You Need to Know before Moving to the Philippines

Are you thinking of retiring to the Philippines? I moved to this group of 7,107 islands with my beautiful Filipina wife over nine years ago….

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American Expat Motorcyclist Killed in Iloilo Jeepney Crash

I apologize to anyone who might be offended by the graphic picture shown courtesy of Panay News. While the American expat motorcyclist from Texas was…

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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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In Spite of Travel Warnings, is it Still Safe to Move to the Philippines?

No matter how good their intentions when someone tells me that “we will be safe here” doesn’t exactly make me feel warm and fuzzy all over.

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Can I Be Buried in Our Backyard in the Philippines?

Most of us are going to die someday. There’s not many ways to avoid it. You might consider becoming a vampire and living as an…

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Personal Safety in the Philippines

“Personal Safety in the Philippines” is a topic I cover extensively in my E-book, “The Philippines Expat Advisor.” So when I perused the latest online…

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Filipina Relative is a Scammer

“Filipina Relative is a Scammer” is the topic for today’s post.  One of my long-time supporters and personal friend recently asked my asawa and I…

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The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell: Guimaras to Manila

It took a few days, dear readers, but I’ve finally recovered from a recent trek to Metro Manila. “The Dimple Star Road Trip from Hell:…

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Is Travel to the Philippines Safe?

You have to exercise some good COMMON SENSE.

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