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Record Low Guimaras Guimelco Brownouts

Regular readers of “PhilippinesPlus” know that I’ve been critical of Guimelco, our local electric cooperative in Guimaras over the years. Guimelco is a distribution utility…

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Stark Raving Mad Lunatics Move to the Philippines

Seems like the past ten years have gone by swiftly. I moved to a “paradise” called the Philippines almost a decade ago. My loving Filipina…

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Unearthly Quiet Settles over our Island Province

The kids are gone. Because our niece and nephew had to register for school yesterday, their summer vacation with us is over. The kids have…

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island hopping is more fun in the Philippines
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7,500 Reasons to Make the Philippines your Retirement Destination

First of all, perhaps you thought I would be listing 7,107 reasons to make the Philippines your retirement destination. The number 7,500 refers to the…

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7 Reasons Why American Expat Plans to Stay in Philippines

“7 Reasons Why American Expat Plans to Stay in Philippines” is a self-examination. As I turn off my Jango internet for the day, I pause…

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2019 Manggahan Festival’s Fabulous Foam Party

“Foam party?” I wondered out loud, “I thought that was one of the bands playing tonight.” Negatory, good buddy. A foam party, a good Canadian…

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Manggahan Festival 2019 Legendary Latin Dance

Saturday May 11, 2019 marked the official beginning of the 2019 Manggahan Festival. It’s Guimaras’ biggest blast. My asawa and two nieces and a nephew…

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Manggahan Festival 2019 Guimaras’ Mind-blowing Mango Mash

This past Saturday, May 11, 2019 marked the official beginning of the 2019 Manggahan Festival. It’s Guimaras’ biggest party. Above all, this was the 10th…

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Crusty Old Expat’s Eye-Opening Exposition

First of all, I’ve turned off the World Wide Web before I even begin this post. I don’t want this elucidation shaded by anything I…

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New Domestic Helper Lives Next Door

Regular readers of PhilippinesPlus may have noticed I’ve been punching out a few more posts lately. Furthermore, I don’t know if that’s a good thing…

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Our 1,170 Dollar March Five-Person Philippines Budget

Our nephew Sherwin has flown the coop. The 19-year-old moved to a boarding house in Guimaras in late March. Guimaras, of course, is the island…

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guimelco
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Guimelco’s Greatest Grand Gaffe

Almost all of my regular readers should be aware of my longstanding gripes with Guimelco. While the local provider of electrical energy for our island…

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Our 1,155 Dollar February 2019 Five-Person Philippines Budget

While “Our 1,155 Dollar February 2019 Five-Person Philippines Budget” was slightly higher than January’s expenses, we did manage to cut down on some expenses in…

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Manggahan Motorcycle Mayhem Meltdown Pt. 2

The Crusty Old Expat. 2018 Manggahan Festival in Guimaras. Just after midnight. Eight motorcycles had blocked in our Ford Ranger XLT. The result? “Manggahan Motorcycle Mayhem…

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our new property in the philippines
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Homesteading 101 Philippines Property Perils

“Homesteading 101 Philippines Property Perils” is a detailed look at problems you might encounter as a foreigner when it comes to property issues. In contrast…

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