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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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Exciting Expat Eatery Opens in Guimaras

I highly recommend all  my foreigner friends to check out this latest restaurant, Cassandra’s, located in our island province. This “Exciting Expat Eatery Opens in…

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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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10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines

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…

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PhilHealth Contribution for Hospital Bill

After being diagnosed with gastritis and bile reflux, my asawa was ready to be discharged from Medicus Hospital in Iloilo City. This post, “PhilHealth Contribution=$300…

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Asawa’s Plight: Medicus Iloilo City ER Responds

My asawa was in the front passenger seat of our Aurora Blue Ford Ranger suffering from an extreme abdominal pain attack. The Provincial Hospital in…

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