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Retire to the Philippines on $999 Month

I retired to the Philippines in July 2009. Since August 2009, I’ve been writing about life in “paradise.” While a lot of the cost of…

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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…

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Dead Americans in the Philippines

Yes, it’s a morbid title. “Dead Americans in the Philippines.” After posting a recent story about an American from Boston who died in the Philippines,…

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Top 12 Reasons to get Banned from Philippines

Paupers, prostitutes, public charges and idiots not welcome. Because I recently posted an article regarding “public charges,” I wanted to explore this topic further. Hence,…

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Philippines Expat Healthcare Insurance

First of all, if you’re a foreigner in the Philippines with health concerns, it’s a good idea to evaluate all your health insurance options. It’s…

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“Arrogant” Arab Nabbed by Immigration Agents in Guimaras

Breaking News: “Arrogant” Arab Nabbed by Immigration Agents in Guimaras. A Press Release issued hours ago by the Bureau of Immigration’s Facebook page revealed the…

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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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