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Truck Driver Hits Our Ford Ranger

Truck Driver Hits Our Ford Ranger

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It was around 6:30 pm on a Tuesday. My wife had taken our Aurora blue Ford Ranger to nearby San Miguel, Jordan in Guimaras. Guimaras is the island province in the Philippines we moved to nine years ago. I was parked on our couch watching television when our 20-year-old niece Shaina walked in with her phone: “Tita Daday wants to talk to you, Uncle Dave.” (“Tita (Auntie) Daday” is my wife’s nickname. In the Philippines, if you don’t have a nickname, you might not be 100% Filipino.) (more…)
Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

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The Panay News had some attention-grabbing news recently. Subjected to a shock were local boatmen in Guimaras, our island province. Scheduled at 9:00 am this past Tuesday meeting was a meeting for all motorboat crews at the Buenavista wharf. However, imagine their surprise when the boat teams discovered they had to submit their urine for a random drug test. (more…)
Bacolod City: Cybersex Hotspot?

Bacolod City: Cybersex Hotspot?

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Remember this story I did back in May about a 62-year-old geezer that was filming his own sex videos and posting them online? The American expat was living in Bacolod City, “The City of Smiles,” at the time and was arrested. With the American’s arrest and the recent raids on alleged cybersex dens in Bacolod the past few months, one has to wonder if this post’s topic, “Bacolod City: Cybersex Hotspot?” might not be appropriate. (more…)
Armed Vigilantes from Iloilo Invade Guimaras

Armed Vigilantes from Iloilo Invade Guimaras

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Around 6:30 pm on July 4th the “Mayberry RFD” of the Philippines, Guimaras, was invaded by armed vigilantes from nearby Iloilo province. Three masked men in civilian clothes armed with weapons stormed into the house of Ferdinand Ronzales where illegal gambling operations were allegedly being operated. Shots were fired. (more…)
How Safe is Boracay?

How Safe is Boracay?

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"How Safe is Boracay?" We're planning a return trip to the "best island" in the world, according to Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The Philippine National Police, along with local law enforcement officials, have beefed up security of this popular tourist destination. 50,000 visitors are expected this Holy Week alone. With the recent terrorist attack on the island resort of Bohol by Abu Sayyaf, one has to question if visiting Boracay at this time is wise. (more…)
The City Mall Parola Expat Experience

The City Mall Parola Expat Experience

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"The City Mall Parola Expat Experience."  A retired fart like me has plenty of time to go shopping with his asawa. I enjoy checking out new places.  Parola is located at Fort San Pedro Drive in Iloilo City. Guimaras, the island province we call home, is an approximately 12-15 pump boat ride away from Ortiz Wharf, minutes from Parola. (more…)
A Good Man in Guimaras is Laid to Rest

A Good Man in Guimaras is Laid to Rest

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A Good Man in Guimaras is laid to rest. Our worker, Melchor Tacaisan, 42, was laid to rest this past Sunday afternoon, at St. Michael the ArchAngel's Church in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras.  Melchor is survived by his wife and five children, ranging in age from two months to a daughter in her first year of high school. (more…)
We Missed the Police/Protesters Clash in Iloilo

We Missed the Police/Protesters Clash in Iloilo

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We missed the police/protesters clash in Iloilo. My asawa and I were shopping for plants and flowers at Robinsons Mall in Iloilo City this past Friday and Sunday. Anti-riot police officers clashed with some 800 marchers protesting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting here yesterday. (Photo Source: Panay News) (more…)