Cignal installer
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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
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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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jail
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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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Broken Copier Excuse Frees Slain Drug Lord’s In-Laws

First of all, a story so audacious, so astounding, that I just had to file it in my “Only in the Philippines” category. “Broken Copier…

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Expat Medical Emergencies in the Philippines. Will the U.S. Govt. Help?

In my previous post, I listed how the U.S. Government could help you if you end up broke in the Philippines. This post deals with…

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Eight Extreme Guimaras Explorers End their Bacolod Adventure

Eight Extreme Guimaras Explorers End their Bacolod Adventure. Here’s an array of photos from our trip to Bacolod City last month with several of our…

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PhilHealth’s Expanded Primary Care Benefits

According to The Daily Guardian only two hospitals in Western Visayas are presently PhilHealth ePCB-accredited. ePCB stands for expanded primary care benefits. These two healthcare…

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8 Extreme Explorers Exit Guimaras for Bacolod Adventure

A British friend of ours had invited us to join a group of other foreigners for an upcoming excursion. I like to call it “Eight…

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Spider Derby Bettors’ Web Broken, 17 Arrested in Iloilo

I saw this story a couple of weeks ago from The Daily Guardian. Seems like cock fights are not the only thing Filipinos love to…

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Iloilo Eats: Bigby’s Bombs Out, Zark’s Burgers Rocks

Thursday. Guimelco, our so-called “power” company in Guimaras, announced an 8-hour brown out from 8 am to 5 pm. My lovely asawa and I decided…

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