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Announcing Captain Tom’s Triumphant Philippines’ Return

Because of the coronavirus quarantine, I’m enjoying the upbeat benefits of the current lockdown. Our province’s ban on mass meetings such as fiestas, for instance….

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Quickest Land Travel from Iloilo City to Boracay

Because I wanted to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in a special place, my loving wife agreed to return to Boracay. We had been to…

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Best TV Satellite System Philippines

UPDATED 02-12-2020 First of all, why doesn’t the Cignal Care Live Chat option work? It used to. Consequently, I tried calling the two toll-free numbers…

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New Passenger Vessels Ply Iloilo Guimaras Route

Pitiful Poor Porter Presence at Iloilo Port Authority UPDATED 01-31-2020 Because I was waiting for a response from Yohan Express, I’ve held off on this…

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Yakult Shortage & Dengue Fever

Dengue cases decline. January update from the Dept of Health

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Menacing Volcano Threatens the Philippines

UPDATED JAN. 17, 2020 Above all, more than 500,000 inhabitants of the avoidance zone around the Taal’s well of lava are watching and waiting in…

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“Norse Gods,” “Vancouver Scott,” & Jehovah’s Witnesses: 2020 Annual Report Iloilo Immigration

First of all, my SEO, Search Engine Optimization, hates long titles such as “Norse Gods,” Jehovah Witnesses, & Vancouver Scott: 2020 Annual Report Iloilo Immigration….

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My Filipina Wife Pisses off Undertaker

I have a confession to make. I’m a wrestling fan. However, I only watch sports entertainment from WWE, Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment, which might make me…

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Life in Philippines: Hallucinogenic Mushrooms & Sex Surveys

“American Expat’s Simple Life in Philippines” was the original title for this post. While I contemplated that rather boring headline, I substituted the following title…

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Top 10 New Reasons for Retiring to the Philippines

Seems like after living here for over 10 years, I wouldn’t have 10 new reasons for retiring to the Philippines. Because every day can be…

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Overloaded Banca Boat Headed for Guimaras Submerges

First of all, local news outlets like the Daily Guardian and Panay News did not report this recent incident on the Iloilo Strait. At least…

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SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018

UPDATED NOV. 11, 2019 While the new Shopwise did open last year, unfortunately the Rustan’s Marketplace next to SM City in Iloilo has already closed….

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Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines

UPDATE Dirty Kitchens in the Philippines Perhaps I’m becoming more “Filipino.” Because I moved to the Philippines over 10 years ago, I have to wonder…

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Math-Challenged Guimaras Pump Boat Operator Delays Departure

First of all, mathematics wasn’t my favorite subject in school. Therefore, today’s post, “Math-Challenged Guimaras Pump Boat Operator Delays Departure” reveals someone else besides me…

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