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Rechargeable Fans & Light Bulbs Battle Brownouts

Guimelco, our local “service” provider for electricity secured a 100 million loan last year to completely refurbish the aging electrical grid in Guimaras. The project…

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Guimaras Seeks to Lower Power Rate

The P14.50 (29¢) per kilowatt-hour rate of Guimaras Electric Cooperative (Guimelco) is a burden to Guimaras consumers.  Add to that cost, the regular frequent power…

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My San Mig Light Epiphany

I experienced “My San Mig Light Ephipany” early one Sunday evening. Another brown out, courtesy of our local “power” company, Guimelco, had struck our sleepy…

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Top 10 Stress-Busters for Living in the Philippines

Even paradise has a few pitfalls.

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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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Philippine Super Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby): Getting Ready Is Key

Panic mode has set in for many areas.

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Survey on New Property Could Spark Turf War

Was there a possibility of a turf war brewing on our property?

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Dealing with 11 Hour Brownouts in Paradise

You never know what to expect in the Philippines.

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Rotating Brownouts Hit Our Island Province of Guimaras

Rotating brownouts have hit our island province of Guimaras.

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Savannah Iloilo. The Good, the Bad,and the Ugly

View from our pool in Savannah Subdivision, Pavia, Iloilo

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Iloilo City’s Record Low Brownout

Brownouts in the Philippines. As common as empty bottles of Red Horse littering the landscape after a fiesta. I’ve complained about power outages before on…

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Continuing Problems with Smart Bro in Iloilo

Internet broad ban service in the Philippines is a hit and miss proposition. If there’s not a brown out, power outage, then chances are the…

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Filipino Time—Unplugged!

I recently read a post on another blog describing a “Filipino Timed” event. This newcomer to the Philippines described how untimely his engagement party went…

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