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80% Expats Love Guimaras as Retirement Destination

I retired to the Philippines almost ten years ago with my lovely Filipina wife. Because my spouse was born and raised in Guimaras, we moved…

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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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The Marketplace Festive Walk Mall Iloilo Grand Opening

I don’t like crowds. Christmas shopping in malls swarming with bargain hunters doesn’t appeal to me at all. That said, my asawa and I recently…

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pump boats at Ortiz in Iloilo
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Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

The Panay News had some attention-grabbing news recently. Subjected to a shock were local boatmen in Guimaras, our island province. Scheduled at 9:00 am this…

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“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?” You can tell a guy has way too much time on his hands when he starts asking himself…

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American Expat Motorcyclist Killed in Iloilo Jeepney Crash

I apologize to anyone who might be offended by the graphic picture shown courtesy of Panay News. While the American expat motorcyclist from Texas was…

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medicus iloilo city
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Asawa’s Plight: Medicus Iloilo City ER Responds

My asawa was in the front passenger seat of our Aurora Blue Ford Ranger suffering from an extreme abdominal pain attack. The Provincial Hospital in…

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Iloilo Speeders Could Get 6-Month Jail Sentence

THE Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO) nabbed at least 35 violators this past Monday, June 1, 2017 in Iloilo City. It was the…

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Clash of the Filipina Maids

We’ve recently hired a new domestic helper for our household in Guimaras. The crusty old expat, yours truly, issued an “executive order” which proclaimed a new part-time helper was needed to augment our current staff. My “executive order” was not held up in any federal court.

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Personal Safety in the Philippines

“Personal Safety in the Philippines” is a topic I cover extensively in my E-book, “The Philippines Expat Advisor.” So when I perused the latest online…

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Entering Electrifying El Nido

Electrifying El Nido is a first class municipality located in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is about 420 kilometers (260 mi) south-west of…

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The Kano
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The Expat Celebrity: “He Must Be an American Movie Star!”

You can have a face like a dog’s rear end and still attract a lot of attention as an expat in the Philippines.

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Dont bring bullets to Hong Kong
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Is Travel to the Philippines Safe?

You have to exercise some good COMMON SENSE.

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Sunset on Philippines Resort Cabaling Beach
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Top 10 Stress-Busters for Living in the Philippines

Even paradise has a few pitfalls.

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