Seems like a good idea. Having a bank account in the Philippines. Why carry around wads of cash you stash in your wallet? Some shabu junkie might bust you up to get a fix. Common sense dictates having a bank account in the Philippines. Hence, this post, “5 Reasons Expats Should Open Philippines Bank Account.”
Regular readers of “PhilippinesPlus” know that I’ve been critical of Guimelco, our local electric cooperative in Guimaras over the years. Guimelco is a distribution utility with rural electrification as its main thrust. It’s currently marking 40 years of operation this year, 2019. The past ten years we’ve lived in the Philippines has been frustrating at times because of the proliferation of brownouts, power outages. However, I was shocked when we experienced a record low three power outages last month. Therefore, I humbly present this post: “Record Low Guimaras Guimelco Brownouts.”
Almost all of my regular readers should be aware of my longstanding gripes with Guimelco. While the local provider of electrical energy for our island province has vexed me for years, they recently outdid themselves. This is “Guimelco’s Greatest Grand Gaffe.”
While “Our 1,155 Dollar February 2019 Five-Person Philippines Budget” was slightly higher than January’s expenses, we did manage to cut down on some expenses in February.
Because our monthly electric bill had shot up over 800 pesos more, I attributed it to the fact that we had used more power last month. Our bill was 5,100 pesos this month, just over 100 US dollars. Previous months’ bills have been averaging around $84 a month, a difference of $16.
I haven’t posted any monthly budget figures for years on this website. Consequently, I thought such a post is long overdue. One of the most frequently asked questions about life in the PH is how much does it cost to live there? Therefore, without further ado, I present the following post: “American Expat PH Monthly Budget Family of Six plus Eight Dogs.”