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Shabu-Fueled “Attack Squirrel”

They call it “shabu” in the Philippines. We call it methamphetamine (meth) back in the States. Alabama Sheriff’s deputies from Limestone County allege that Mickey…

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No Taping of Cop’s Gun Muzzles New Year’s Eve

There will be no taping of cop’s gun muzzles with masking tape this New Year’s Eve. For the third year in a row, the Philippine…

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Truck Driver Hits Our Ford Ranger

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…

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Philippine National Police Guimaras
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PNP Profiling/Protection Program for Foreigners in Guimaras

Two of my foreigner friends on our island province of Guimaras were recently visited by law enforcement officers from the Philippine National Police. “What was…

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pump boats at Ortiz in Iloilo
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Guimaras-Iloilo Boatmen Shocked by Surprise Drug Test

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…

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American growing marijuana busted; Guimaras next PDEA target?

A November 26, 2017 Panay News article reported Philippine antidrug officers pounced on an alleged pot plantation in San Enrique, Iloilo.  45-year-old American national Ryan…

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Philippines Pitfalls: Tricycle Sideswipes our Ford Ranger

“Philippines Pitfalls: Tricycle Sideswipes our Ford Ranger.” My wife had just passed the home of an Australian friend of ours on a main road minutes…

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city of smiles
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Bacolod City: Cybersex Hotspot?

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…

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Armed Vigilantes from Iloilo Invade Guimaras

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…

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lots of people on the beach at boracay
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How Safe is Boracay?

“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…

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The City Mall Parola Expat Experience

“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…

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A Good Man in Guimaras is Laid to Rest

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…

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