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7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines

7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines First of all, please note that many expats recommend checking out your future retirement home in the…

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Coast Guard in Iloilo & Guimaras DO NOT Enforce Wearing of Life Jackets

UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2019 COAST GUARD IN ILOILO AND GUIMARAS NOW ENFORCES THE WEARING OF LIFE JACKETS In fairness to the local Coast Guard, I…

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Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems

First of all, if you’re planning to visit any of the sandy white beaches in Guimaras, don’t. “Guimaras’ Massive Travel & Tourism Problems,” today’s post,…

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Philippines Emergency Room Costs Iloilo City

As chronicled in yesterday’s post, we had to take my wife to the hospital for a finger that she had severely injured. We ended up…

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Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes

“Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes” is today’s topic. The Philippines Department of Health has reported a 41% increase in cases…

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Save Money at Iloilo’s Surprising Super Market

Because we’ve been unhappy with the lack of adequate parking at Guimaras’ New Site Market, we’re purchasing more of our vegetables in nearby Iloilo City….

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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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Cignal Guimaras Genesis Recovers Manila & Iloilo’s Fumble

We’ve been subscribing to Cignal satellite service in the Philippines for several years. While I used to call Cignal the best satellite service in the…

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Guimaras, Safe Place to live in the Philippines

Does my personal bias cause me to promote Guimaras as a safe place to live? You bet. I retired to this island province close to…

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Ukay-ukay Vendors Still Defy 2017 Ban

There are a multitude of laws and regulations on the books in the Philippines. In contrast, many of them do not seem to be enforced….

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ISIS Targeting Iloilo City? Fake News

Is ISIS targeting Iloilo City? Text messages warn that the terrorist organization is already in Iloilo City. Furthermore, the notices claim that ISIS (Islamic State…

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Dinagyang Festival Smokers Face Jail Time

While working on an upcoming post on property perils for foreigners in the Philippines, I ran across this article in the Panay News. “Dinagyang Festival…

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Best Computer Tech in Guimaras

My World Wide Web was down for two days recently. Despite making multiple calls to Globe for assistance, I still had no internet connection. What’s…

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