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2019 Manggahan Festival’s Fabulous Foam Party

“Foam party?” I wondered out loud, “I thought that was one of the bands playing tonight.” Negatory, good buddy. A foam party, a good Canadian…

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7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders

“7 Incredibly Stupid Expat Blunders” is today’s topic. Expatriates, tourists, foreigners, beware. Once you leave your home country, you’re subject to a different set of…

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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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Cebu Mom Arrested for Sexually Exploiting her two Daughters & 1-year-old Niece

Above all, an extremely disturbing report out of Alcantara, a small town of 15,160 people in Cebu province. Delta Dyrecka Letigio, from the CebuDailyNews.Inquirer.net, CDN,…

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Homesteading 101 Philippines Property Perils

“Homesteading 101 Philippines Property Perils” is a detailed look at problems you might encounter as a foreigner when it comes to property issues. In contrast…

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New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

The Philippine Senate passed its version of the Universal Health Care Bill. The Senate’s 14-0 vote seeks to guarantee all Filipinos equal access to quality…

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Iloilo Bureau of Immigration Refuses to Extend Foreigners’ Tourist Visas

I’m troubled when I hear of expats in the Philippines having trouble at our local Immigration Office in Iloilo. Today’s post, “ Iloilo Bureau of…

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PNP Profiling/Protection Program for Foreigners in Guimaras

Two of my foreigner friends on our island province of Guimaras were recently visited by law enforcement officers from the Philippine National Police. “What was…

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Crackdown on Foreigners in Aklan/Boracay?

Is there an impending crackdown on foreigners in Aklan/Boracay? According to a report in the Panay News, such a clampdown on undocumented aliens in Aklan…

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Philippine Bureau of Immigration Expels 74 Rude Foreigners

Careful who you piss off at your local Bureau of Immigration Office. A recent press BI release[i] revealed that the Philippine Bureau of Immigration gave…

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Do Foreigners who have stayed more than 59 days need to file AR?

Earlier this month I made my Annual Report (AR) with my local Bureau of Immigration Office in nearby Iloilo City. Upon publication of that post,…

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Buying Pirated DVDs in the Philippines

After a few recent online articles regarding the seizure of millions of pesos worth of pirated DVDs in Iloilo City and Bacolod, I have to…

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American growing marijuana busted; Guimaras next PDEA target?

A November 26, 2017 Panay News article reported Philippine antidrug officers pounced on an alleged pot plantation in San Enrique, Iloilo.  45-year-old American national Ryan…

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