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Face Shields Required for Sea Travelers and Land Transportation Passengers in Philippines

The Philippine Department of Transportation (DOTr) has mandated the “No Face Shield, No Ride” policy. The new policy is effective Aug. 15 for those passengers using any mode of public transportation such as jeepneys.  Passengers must wear face shields. As for sea travel, the policy mandating passengers to wear face shields will take effect on … Read more

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 to this island province. While this post’s survey is strictly informal, I believe “80% Expats Love Guimaras as Retirement Destination.”

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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 to make our monthly trek to nearby Iloilo City to do some shopping. On Thursday, we stopped at SM City and devoured a couple of awesome burgers at Zark’s.

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Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

pump boats at Ortiz in Iloilo

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 past Tuesday meeting was a meeting for all motorboat crews at the Buenavista wharf. However, imagine their surprise when the boat teams discovered they had to submit their urine for a random drug test.

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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 questions like this. However, unproductive mitts are the devil’s sweatshop. Better to keep the ol’ noggin’ working at my advanced age.

Would Jesus Ride Iloilo City Jeepneys?

Graphic Source: The Southeast Asia Subregion of the Catholic Biblical Federation

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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 struck by a jeepney, I don’t see any signs of the victim wearing a helmet.

Panay News Miag ao crash kills American

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Asawa’s Plight: Medicus Iloilo City ER Responds

medicus iloilo city

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 Guimaras, our home province, was unable to deal with the medical emergency. We sprinted toward the Jordan Wharf in Guimaras to catch a “special trip” nighttime pump boat ride to Iloilo City. My sister-in-law Alida was in the back seat.

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