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Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes

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“Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes” is today’s topic. The Philippines Department of Health has reported a 41% increase in cases of dengue fever in the country from 01 January 2016 to 11 June 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

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Dengue Exceeds Epidemic Threshold

It’s official. “Dengue Exceeds Epidemic Threshold.” A nationwide dengue alert has been issued in the Philippines. The surge of dengue infections has reached more than 15,000 in Western Visayas, the highest in the country. That’s the region of the Philippines we moved to over 10 years ago. Furthermore, Guimaras, our island province, leads all provinces … Read more

Dangerous Dengue Outbreak Bites Guimaras

Guimaras, in the Western Visayas, is the island province we call home. A dengue outbreak was declared in Guimaras on Thursday. Furthermore, this comes on the heels of distressing news for our family. Two of our nieces on the island province have contracted dengue fever. Hence, this post: “Dangerous Dengue Outbreak Bites Guimaras.” Dangerous Dengue … Read more

Teacher w/Third Eye Sees Dead Pupil

The young boy was only 10 years old. Sadly, a victim of dengue fever in Kalibo, Aklan, Western Visayas. The lad passed away on June 17. However, two days later, at the young man’s elementary school, his teacher suddenly dropped to the ground unconscious during the daily flag ceremony! She claimed to have seen the boy during the ceremony. Therefore, today’s post reveals:  “Teacher w/Third Eye Sees Dead Pupil.”

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Philippines Expat Healthcare Insurance

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First of all, if you’re a foreigner in the Philippines with health concerns, it’s a good idea to evaluate all your health insurance options. It’s also beneficial to check out your health care choices if you’re planning to move or retire to the Philippines.  “Philippines Expat Healthcare Insurance” will give you an overview of the healthcare alternatives available to you as a foreigner.

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Guimaras Records 143 percent Increase in Dengue Cases

ambulance leaving guimaras provincial hospital

I was troubled. Why? Due to the fact that Guimaras has recorded a 143 percent increase in dengue cases. Last year our home province only had seven reported dengue cases at this time. This year, the Philippine News Agency, PNA, reports 17 cases recorded for the same period. That’s the highest increase of any province in Western Visayas.

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Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

While checking out some recycled flower pots hanging from one of our cashew trees, I decided to take the following photographs of my better half’s spacious garden.  If you live in the Philippines, we moved here from Central Illinois almost nine years ago, you can have a garden 365 days a year. For a gardening fanatic like my wife, seen in the next photo with her long-sleeved work clothes, it’s a dream come true. 

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