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Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

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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. (more…)
“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

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“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. Graphic Source: The Southeast Asia Subregion of the Catholic Biblical Federation (more…)
Asawa’s Plight: Medicus Iloilo City ER Responds

Asawa’s Plight: Medicus Iloilo City ER Responds

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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. (more…)
Clash of the Filipina Maids

Clash of the Filipina Maids

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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. (more…)
Personal Safety in the Philippines

Personal Safety in the Philippines

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"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 edition of The Panay News, a story about a young Japanese man who was robbed in downtown Iloilo, it intrigued me. (more…)
Entering Electrifying El Nido

Entering Electrifying El Nido

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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 Manila, and about 238 kilometers (148 mi) north-east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital. It's known for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs and limestone cliffs. (more…)
The Expat Celebrity: “He Must Be an American Movie Star!”

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

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Mac Davis crooned that "it's hard to be humble when you're perfect in every way." Anyone that has ever met me can attest to the fact that I'm far from perfect. But in the Philippines, one can become an expat celebrity the minute they pass their plastic-wrapped luggage through the Manila airport and officially enter the PH. When's the last time someone exclaimed to you: "He must be an American movie star!"? (more…)