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“Hey, Pink Shirt! Put on your Life Jacket!”

Some citizens from the USA have a reputation for being “Ugly Americans.” In the past ten years since retiring to the Philippines, I’ve certainly fit…

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New Passenger Vessels Ply Iloilo Guimaras Route

After last week’s fiasco at Parola Wharf in Iloilo City last week, I was glad to read there will be new safer options for sea…

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Passenger Delays Persist on Guimaras-Iloilo Route

All banca boat operations plying the Iloilo-Guimaras route were suspended after 31 passengers lost their lives on Saturday, August 3, 2019. Consequently, daily travelers that…

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Six Pesos Senior Smiles

Six pesos senior smiles. That’s all it takes. 12 ¢ to brighten a senior citizen’s day in the Philippines. It all started last month. Seems…

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Guimaras’ Shocking Shabu Drug Bust

Guimaras’ Shocking Shabu Drug Bust. Coming home from a day of shopping in Iloilo City, we noticed a large contingent of law enforcement officials. Police…

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Speeding Guimaras Jeepneys Crash; 17 injured

“Speeding Guimaras Jeepneys Crash; 17 injured” is a post that doesn’t come as any surprise to me. Nor to any of the expats on Guimaras…

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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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Severe Attack Sends Spouse Back to Emergency Room Again

My suffering spouse returns to the ER.

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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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The Battle Rages On! At War with Globe’s Grand Gaffe!

It’s been one week since I’ve attempted to add my new Globe internet account to our existing account with the telecom. The battle rages on!…

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Back in Bacolod, the City of Smiles

We quickly purchased two round trip tickets and soon boarded the Weesam Express. The waters were rough that day. In the first time in over six years of living in the Philippines and riding banca boats and ferries, I felt my myself becoming seasick about 45 minutes into the 90-minute trip.

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Motorcycles Banned on Guimaras-Iloilo Pump Boats

Lawyers from Guimaras are fighting the motorcycle ban, stating it deprives cyclists of their “constitutional rights.”

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Are Life Jackets Crumpling Lawyers’ Suits on Iloilo-Guimaras Pump Boats?

Lawyers riding the pump boats complained that the life jackets were crumpling their neatly pressed clothes.

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