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Top Ten Banks in the Philippines

What are the Top Ten banks in the Philippines? Although BDO, Banco De Oro, was ranked the best bank in the PHL for the fourth straight…

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Saving Snacks for Fernando Poe Jr.

Lolo, grandpa, my father-in-law is saving snacks for Fernando Poe, Jr. There’s only one problem with that.  Fernando, the Philippines’ greatest action hero,  is dead….

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Building a House in the Philippines, Part 1: The Plans

First of all, sorry for being such a stranger to all in recent months, but since our move here December 12 2012, we have been…

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ILECO’s Substandard Service in Savannah Subdivison, Iloilo

ILECO’s substandard service in Savannah Subdivison, Iloilo, where we reside, is an ongoing problem that is increasingly worsening. I long for the days when I…

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Palawan Beats Boracay as “World’s Best Island”

Palawan led the Top Ten Islands list as determined by  Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “World’s Best Awards.”  Boracay made it to the Top Ten for the…

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New Requirements for 13a Permanent Visa

The 13a Permanent Resident Visa. In the opinion of Gary Wigle and myself, along with other American expats, this visa is the cheapest, most hassle-free…

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Our Filipino Fashion Model

Our 14-year-old nephew, Sharwen, seen in the lead photo, is headed for a career as a fashion model,  a sort of Filipino “Farina” from “Our…

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Saving Money at the Wet Market in Iloilo City

Occasionally I get off my rotund rump, and go with my asawa to our local wet market in Iloilo.  The walk is close to a…

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The Return of the Dog Crap Wars of Iloilo!

Dog crap is back. Our subdivision in Iloilo, Savannah, has regulations that require all pet owners to have their dogs on a leash whenever their…

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Indian Loan Sharks in Guimaras

Had lunch at my favorite talabahan in Guimaras the other day.  My asawa went up front to order her usual two bowls of oysters at…

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Major Changes Coming to PhilippinesPlus

I’ve been sitting around on my kano butt the past couple of months doing even less of what I usually do. Which wasn’t much to…

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In the Philippines, Got Milk?

In the Philippines, Got Milk?  Well, yes, but it is not the cold fresh milk I used to swig out of the plastic gallon container back…

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