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Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes

“Citronella Plants Protect Our Home in the Philippines from Mosquitoes” is today’s topic. The Philippines Department of Health has reported a 41% increase in cases…

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Dangerous Dengue Outbreak Bites Guimaras

Guimaras, in the Western Visayas, is the island province we call home. A dengue outbreak was declared in Guimaras on Thursday. Furthermore, this comes on…

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Dengue Hospital Costs Covered by PhilHealth

“This is 2015 and you’re a business operating WITHOUT the internet?”

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Diagnosis: Dengue Fever & Pneumonia, Part 2

A nurse came over and escorted us to a room on the second floor. The sign posted outside the room read as follows: “Infectious Female Ward.”

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Rat Causes 11-Hour Power Outage in Guimaras

This was not any planned brown out, which are very common in the Philippines.

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Lolo’s Nipa Hut in the Philippines is Completed

Work in the nipa hut has been completed. Construction of our new home has begun.

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Another New Project Down on The Farm in Guimaras

Our brother-in-law, Joery, has recently completely another new project down on The Farm in Guimaras, our home province in the Philippines. Joery is our all-around…

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New Projects in Progress at The Farm

My brother-in-law in Guimaras, Joery, is our general handyman. While we have a caretaker, Gerry, who lives on site at “The Farm,” where we now…

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Trouble in Paradise: Lolo’s Plight

Lolo has finished his nightly prayers. I’m on the living room couch. It’s 11 pm, Easter Sunday.  Mosquitoes are buzzing me like unmanned drones over…

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