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Gutsy Guimaras Guests Attend Typhoon Ompong Pool Party

Gutsy Guimaras Guests Attend Typhoon Ompong Pool Party

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Typhoon Ompong slammed into the Philippines almost two weeks ago. Another typhoon, Paeng, is approaching the archipelago but landfall in the PH is not expected at this time.  It may bring heavy rains to Northern Luzon on Friday. However, “Gutsy Guimaras Guests Attend Typhoon Ompong Pool Party” is a salute to our heroic visitors who braved heavy downpours and high winds to make it to our recent birthday bash. (more…)
New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time”

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After nearly nine years of living in the Philippines, one would think I would have adjusted to “Filipino Time” by now. In some instances, I have. Nevertheless, there are occasions where this maddening Filipino custom raises my blood pressure to the upper stratosphere. Case in point, today’s post: New Guimaras Hypermarket Operating on “Filipino Time.” (more…)
Manggahan 2018 Sizzles! Street Dance Competition

Manggahan 2018 Sizzles! Street Dance Competition

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It's the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Manggahan Festival in Guimaras, the island province we call home. Manggahan is the annual celebration of the mango. Guimaras Mangoes are the sweetest in the world and known for its sweet-sour taste. Frankly, if any province in the Philippines, claims to have sweeter tasting mangoes, they have been consuming way too many bottles of Red Horse Beer. "Manggahan 2018 Sizzles! Street Dance Competition" is the first in a series of posts that deal with my adventures in this year's Mango Land celebration. (more…)
Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

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"Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?" Can pigs fly? Guess I'll find out. Another report, this time from The Daily Guardian, answers some questions about an earlier article I posted from the Panay News. Guimelco, our local "power" company on our island province is securing a 100 million peso loan to improve facilities and services in Guimaras. (more…)
No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

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“No more Brownouts in Guimaras?” Was some reporter over at the Panay News attempting to get their name entered into a “Tokhang” drop box? “Operation Tokhang” is the Philippine National Police's campaign against illegal drugs. (more…)