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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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Philippine Bureau of Immigration e1548817033990 - Iloilo Bureau of Immigration Refuses to Extend Foreigners' Tourist Visas
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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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