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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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Freddie and my Asawa at Ford Iloilo
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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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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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