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“7 SECRETS TO BECOMING A POPULAR EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES”

7 SECRETS TO BECOMING A POPULAR EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINE

First of all, if something is a secret, I probably shouldn’t be revealing it. I’ve lived in the Philippines for over 11 years. As a result, I’ve learned how to curry favor among the locals. Hence, I felt compelled to share this post “7 SECRETS TO BECOMING A POPULAR EXPAT IN THE PHILIPPINES.” “7 SECRETS … Read more

Surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 Lockdowns

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Because of the coronavirus and the ensuing quarantines around the planet, the country I now call home presents unique challenges. “Surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 Lockdowns” is today’s opinion piece, ladies and germs. Surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 Lockdowns Above all, surviving Philippines’ COVID-19 lockdowns are much harder if you don’t have a job. My sister-in-law, Alida, knows this. … Read more

SEA Games Snafu, Sex Videos, & Sunflower Pickers Arrested

The American Expat in the Philippines is multi-tasking today. Because I’ve finished all my “chores” today, I’ve already read my daily dose of local and national newspapers in the Philippines. Hence, today’s post, “SEA Games Snafu, Sex Videos, and Sunflower Pickers Arrested” covers three topics I’ve been following. SEA Games Snafu Let’s start with the … Read more

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 a bank account in the Philippines, customer service is a factor you probably want to consider. Therefore, today’s post, “3 Philippine Banks Ranked Worst in Customer Service” offers some unique … Read more

Philippines: Top Five Shortcuts for Fast Annulment

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“Philippines: Top Five Shortcuts for Fast Annulment” is today’s topic. How fast can you get an annulment in the Philippines? How much does an annulment cost? What are the conditions for obtaining an annulment? This article will address those questions.

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Save Money at Iloilo’s Surprising Super Market

Because we’ve been unhappy with the lack of adequate parking at Guimaras’ New Site Market, we’re purchasing more of our vegetables in nearby Iloilo City. Ukay-ukay stalls selling used clothing crowd out the parking spaces at our island province’s former premier market. The sale of used clothing  in the Philippines is supposed to be prohibited. However, this particular regulation doesn’t seem to apply to Guimaras.

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Retiring in the Philippines 2019

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[click_to_tweet tweet=”Retiring to the Philippines 2019. I can still burn trash, pee outside, live pretty cheap and have a comfortable life. What’s not to like?” quote=”Retiring to the Philippines 2019. I can still burn trash, pee outside, live pretty cheap and have a comfortable life. What’s not to like?”]Ferdinand Marcos. Imelda’s 3,000 pairs of shoes. “Thrilla in Manila.” Seems like that’s about all I knew about the Philippines until I started writing to my future Filipina wife.  That was 20 years ago. Here’s a collection of rambling thoughts for those considering retiring in the Philippines 2019.

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