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New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

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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 and affordable health goods and services. President Duterte had certified the bill as urgent. The new Universal Healthcare bill will replace PhilHealth. PhilHealth will be renamed the Philippine Health Security Corporation. (more…)
Crackdown on Foreigners in Aklan/Boracay?

Crackdown on Foreigners in Aklan/Boracay?

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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 province could be imminent. Aklan is home to the world famous white sand beaches of Boracay, recently noted by Philippine President Duterte as a “cesspool.” (more…)
Buying Pirated DVDs in the Philippines

Buying Pirated DVDs in the Philippines

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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 wonder. While the reports don’t indicate who purchased the illegal videos, I imagine a few foreigners have bought a pirated digital video disc or two. (Lead photo source: DVD raid from GMA News Online) (more…)
10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines

10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines

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I've lived in the Philippines with my Filipina wife for over eight years now. We've spent six of those years on a tiny island province called Guimaras in Western Visayas. Here's my "10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines." 1. Sunsets uglier than dog crap on the bottom of your cheap-ass vinyl slippers you got from the local ukay-ukay store. 2. Projectile-vomiting views like this found on the Iloilo Strait between Guimaras and Iloilo City, the "most-shabulized" city in the Philippines. (Hey, I didn't call Iloilo City that, President Duterte put that tag on them.) 3. Irritating locals at Raymen Beach who even flash a smile at Crusty Old Expats. 4. Sheeesh! Even foreigners with a face like a dog's rear-end can get pretty girls on the beach to pose for them. 5. ...