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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….

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5 Reasons Expats Should Open Philippines Bank Account

Seems like a good idea. Having a bank account in the Philippines. Why carry around wads of cash you stash in your wallet? Some shabu…

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US Pedophile Nabbed While Applying for Tourist Stay Extension

While I’ve read some online stories about dim-witted foreigners in the Philippines, this one gave me the bacon with the sizzle. “US Pedophile Nabbed While…

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Depraved American ‘Pedophile’ Arrested in Cebu City

The raid began Friday May 24, 2019 at around 5:00 pm. Acting on a tip from the FBI, elements of the Agents of the Women…

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Aklan Boracay Undocumented Foreigners Targeted

Almost 2,000 foreigners are illegally staying and working in the province of Aklan, home to Boracay Island. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan (SP) is going…

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Manggahan Motorcycle Mayhem Meltdown

First, there were eight motorcycles involved and not two. Furthermore, five to six police officers from the Philippine National Police were involved and not just…

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American Held Since 2013 Dies in Philippine Immigration Jail

Food server Loreto Abacia was making the rounds at the Bureau of Immigration (BI) Warden Facility in Taguig City. Abacia was delivering food for the…

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Foreigners Entering Philippines Face Increased Scrutiny

The Philippine Bureau of Immigration may be asking more questions of foreigners entering the Philippines. Arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport? Other PH international…

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5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines

I first covered this topic years ago. “5 Awesome Reasons Why You Don’t Need a Vehicle in the Philippines.” While we did purchase a new…

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Americans Only Finish 2nd Place on 2018 Immigration’s Rude List

The Crusty Old (American) Expat noticed an interesting press release from the Official Website of the Philippine Bureau of Immigration today. “BI Barred 133 Rude…

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“Korean” Tourist Killed by Boracay Lady Boy was Chinese

Remember “Kallee?” The 21-year-old-lady boy from Cebu City. “Kallee,” aka  Carlito Alegado, admitted to stabbing to death a “Korean” tourist in Boracay last Friday, January…

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American Expat in the Philippines: Companion Guide to The Ph Expat Advisor

    This companion guide to my first book about the Philippines, “The Philippines Expat Advisor,” is an eclectic mix of stories, tips and general…

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Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

A serious topic for today’s post: “Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?” Do you think that if you move to the Philippines and…

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Can Foreigners Own Property in the Philippines?

Want to start a fistfight with your expat friends in the Philippines? Start discussing the issue of foreign land ownership in the archipelago. Like religion…

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Crusty Old Expat Cancels Computer God’s Visit

Who says you can’t teach an aging fossil something new? “Crusty Old Expat Cancels Computer God’s Visit” celebrates the fact that even an aged geezer…

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