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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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beautiful boracay sunset
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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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ambulance leaving guimaras provincial hospital
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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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a look at our pool and our new home in the philippines
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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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The Kano in Iloilo e
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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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American Arrested in Iloilo After Applying for NBI Clearance

An American was arrested this week in Iloilo after applying for a NBI Clearance. Instead of getting a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation,…

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The Filipino wedding party including the bridesmaid
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I’m No Longer a Godfather in the Philippines

I’m no longer a Godfather in the Philippines. It’s  traditional in this archipelago of 7,107 islands in Southeast Asia to have a total of six…

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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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Guimaras Mountain Resort
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St. Valentine’s Day Massacre: Guimaras Mountain Resort

My lovely asawa and I recently witnessed a St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at the Guimaras Mountain Resort. OK, I, confess. Maybe only a few turkeys…

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Philippine Bureau of Immigration Barred 9,000 Aliens from Entering RP in 2016

Bureau of Immigration (BI) inspectors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other ports of entry turned back more than 9,000 foreign travelers last…

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Iloilo Immigration
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Iloilo City Immigration Excellence

“Well bad news travels like wildfire, good news travels slow…”Johnny Cash,  Bad News. Bad news gets better ratings. Good news doesn’t get too much attention….

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