[click_to_tweet tweet=”Retiring to the Philippines 2019. I can still burn trash, pee outside, live pretty cheap and have a comfortable life. What’s not to like?” quote=”Retiring to the Philippines 2019. I can still burn trash, pee outside, live pretty cheap and have a comfortable life. What’s not to like?”]Ferdinand Marcos. Imelda’s 3,000 pairs of shoes. “Thrilla in Manila.” Seems like that’s about all I knew about the Philippines until I started writing to my future Filipina wife. That was 20 years ago. Here’s a collection of rambling thoughts for those considering retiring in the Philippines 2019.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the permanent closure of its field office in Manila, a move that could slow down the processing of family visa applications, foreign adoptions and citizenship petitions.
First of all, I’ve turned off the World Wide Web before I even begin this post. I don’t want this elucidation shaded by anything I see online. Furthermore, you won’t see anything from social media. I don’t subscribe to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any of the other conglomeration of social websites. Turned off and muted are all four of our televisions. Therefore, the parameters for the “Crusty Old Expat’s Eye-Opening Exposition” have been set. Let’s begin.
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.
I like to be informed. Back in Central Illinois I would arrive at my job about an hour early, 5:30 am, just to read my morning newspaper. Nevertheless, “Boorish Foreigners Could Be Blacklisted from Philippines” was a headline I never saw.
Immigration to the United States is a “privilege” and not a “right.” Personally, I don’t believe in the “Open Borders” concept. I think a country has a right to protect its borders and limit the number of immigrants wanting to enter that country. That said, according to a report in The Manila Times, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a major rule change for many immigrants.
I’m excited about Globe’s new sensational super duper internet plan, which is simply called “The Plan”. Brothers and Sisters in the congregation, lift up your hands and shout “Amen!” It’s a joyous day for this American expat in the Philippines. I’m more excited than Thor at a two-for-one sale on hammers!
Over 300,000 Filipino illegals in U.S. fear deportation. President Rodrigo Duterte said he will “not lift a finger” to help the lawbreakers out. (Photo Source: Asian Correspondent)