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Overstaying Kuwaiti Trouble Maker Arrested in Mindanao

Arrested on March 17, 2020 by Immigration agents was 50-year-old Kuwaiti Faisal Abdullah Almansour. The Kuwaiti scofflaw had been living in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental. The Kuwaiti arrived in the Philippines on June 12, 2012. Almansour has never renewed his tourist visa. Therefore, he has been staying in the Philippines illegally for over seven years. … Read more

Guimaras, Safe Place to live in the Philippines

Does my personal bias cause me to promote Guimaras as a safe place to live? You bet. I retired to this island province close to ten years ago. My lovely Filipina spouse was born and raised on this rural isle. However, despite my predisposition to favor this region in the Western Visayas, I can post this article, “Guimaras, Safe Place to live in the Philippines” without any qualms.

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Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

Grand Guimaras Garden Reflections

While checking out some recycled flower pots hanging from one of our cashew trees, I decided to take the following photographs of my better half’s spacious garden.  If you live in the Philippines, we moved here from Central Illinois almost nine years ago, you can have a garden 365 days a year. For a gardening fanatic like my wife, seen in the next photo with her long-sleeved work clothes, it’s a dream come true. 

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Boracay’s “Black Eye”: Slimy Green Algae Covers Beaches

white beach boracay covered with slimy green algae

Boracay’s ‘Black Eye’: Slimy Green Algae Covers Beaches” relates the impact algae had on our four-day vacation in “paradise”. My asawa and I, along with two nieces and a nephew, recently visited Boracay, touted as one of the best beaches in the world.

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Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?

ambulance leaving guimaras provincial hospital

A serious topic for today’s post: “Expat Healthcare in the Philippines: Are YOU Prepared?” Do you think that if you move to the Philippines and become ill that the Philippine government will help you out? You’re not in Kansas anymore, Pilgrim. YOU NEED TO BE PREPARED FOR ANY CONTINGENCY BEFORE MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES. There’s no safety net for foreigners in “paradise”.

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