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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 Philippines and live there from 3-6 months. As a result, you’ll have a better feel for the place. When my lovely asawa and I retired to the Philippines over nine years ago, Guimaras was our first choice. Due to the fact that my wife grew up in Guimaras and already had a house there, it made sense for us to move there. However, maybe you don’t have a concrete notion of where in the Philippines you would like to retire. Thus this post: “7 Best Places to Retire in the Philippines.”

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SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018

My asawa and I had just entered the check-out lane during the Grand Opening of The Marketplace, Festive Walk Mall, Iloilo City. I was speaking to a friendly and knowledgeable Marketplace (Rustan’s) employee while the cashier rang up our purchases. Much to my surprise and delight, the affable worker informed me of the following:  SHOPWISE Iloilo City Opening December 2018.

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Iloilo City’s Best Auto Parts Supply Store

We’ve had our Ford Ranger truck for over three years now. During that time we’ve never had to purchase any auto parts or accessories for the vehicle ourselves. Our Ford dealership in Iloilo has taken care of any necessary items such as oil filters, air conditioner filters, and a new wiring cable. Nevertheless, thanks to a truck driver from  Guimaras, we found it necessary to seek out Iloilo City’s Best Auto Parts Supply Store.

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Crusty Old Expat’s Iloilo Festive Walk Mall Review

Crusty Old Expat’s Iloilo Festive Walk Mall Review

Megaworld launched their 1st “lifestyle mall” in Western Visayas, the Festive Walk Mall, in Iloilo on Saturday, June 30th, 2018. This is the Crusty Old Expat’s Iloilo Festive Walk Mall Review. My asawa and I took a 150 peso ($3) taxi ride across Iloilo City Proper to check out this latest shopping mecca. That’s my lovely spouse in the lead photo. She’s not pissed at me (this time.) The sun was making her squint. Really! We had an enjoyable time roaming this 90,000 square meter shopping, dining, and entertainment mega-complex.

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Guimaras Motorboat Trip Shortage Strands Passengers

pump boats at Ortiz in Iloilo

The Panay News reported last Sunday that Guimaras Motorboat Trip Shortage Strands Passengers. Guimaras, home of the sweetest mangoes in the world, is the island province we call home. Jordan Mayor Ruben Corpuz wants to know why there aren’t enough boats operating.

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Iloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster

It was a catastrophe of Biblical proportions and will go down in history as the “Iloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster.” The Panay News ran this tragic story yesterday. Over 150 bottles of Red Horse Beer fell off a delivery truck in Iloilo City. The bottles met their untimely demise on Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue … Read moreIloilo City Red Horse Beer Disaster

Iloilo Immigration Bureau Megaworld Move

Iloilo Immigration

“February,” was the security guard’s response to my query. That is when the Iloilo Immigration Bureau Megaworld move would occur. My asawa and I were in the Iloilo Bureau of Immigration, BI, so I could make my Annual Report (AR) as a foreigner.

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