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Healthcare Costs in the Philippines. We Finally Enroll in PhilHealth.

Healthcare Costs in the Philippines. We Finally Enroll in PhilHealth.

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Our healthcare costs have approached a little over 1100 US Dollar since moving to the Philippines in July 2009. Not a substantial amount considering those expenses have included a couple of emergency room visits, one of which was for a kidney stone attack I suffered in February 2010. This past Wednesday  my asawa and I were enrolled in the Philippine government-sponsored health insurance program, PhilHealth,  available to Filipinos and their dependents (foreign spouses included.)  (Photo by ChickaBabes.com © All Rights Reserved from Flickr.) (more…)
Is Your Filipina Sweetheart Already Married? Find Out with CENOMAR

Is Your Filipina Sweetheart Already Married? Find Out with CENOMAR

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I've had some recent emails from a few readers that have left me concerned. Seems that their Filipina sweetheart they have chatted with online and have come to visit in the Philippines have been scamming them. Said they were not married. Turns out they were. One even told my friend that she was divorced because she has been separated for so many years. Folks, there is NO DIVORCE LAW in the Philippines. Costly annulments are the only option for those trying to get out of a failed marriage. Good luck on getting one of those. Let me emphasize this: IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW LONG YOUR BEAUTIFUL FILIPINA HAS BEEN SEPARATED. SHE CANNOT LEGALLY MARRY IN THE PHILIPPINES NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS SHE HAS BEEN SEPARATED.   (more…)
US Embassy Says 70% of Filipinos Who Apply for Visas Get It

US Embassy Says 70% of Filipinos Who Apply for Visas Get It

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I was extremely surprised to read that seven of 10 Filipinos applying for a US visa obtain approval. I had the impression that most candidates inevitably meet with rejection. However, according to an April 29, 2011  online report on  Inquirer Global Nation, the United States Embassy reported those figures this past Wednesday, refuting the common perception that most candidates inevitably meet with rejection. (more…)