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Record Low Guimaras Guimelco Brownouts

Regular readers of “PhilippinesPlus” know that I’ve been critical of Guimelco, our local electric cooperative in Guimaras over the years. Guimelco is a distribution utility…

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Philippines Domestic Helper Walks Off Job

Here’s a follow-up to my previous post. One late Saturday afternoon, my wife and I became a bit perturbed. Our pump for our water tank and the pump for our pool room were running simultaneously. Our full-time domestic helper “BingBing” had been instructed on numerous occasions that we did not want both of the pumps running simultaneously.

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Kentucky Fried’s First Filipino Colonel

It was around 8:00 pm on a weeknight. Despite numerous power outages from our “service” provider, Guimelco, we miraculously had electricity that evening as I…

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Guimaras Governor Gumarin’s Guimelco Gripes

THEREFORE let it be known throughout the universe. I was right about something! And the fact that the Prince of our Province echoes my exact…

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GUIMELCO Blames Geckos for Guimaras Brownouts

I had to chuckle in disbelief when a fellow American expat informed me that GUIMELCO blames geckos for Guimaras brownouts. We’ve had a rash of…

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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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Leaving Iloilo

Leaving Iloilo. Next year. Why? Lolo’s  Alzheimer’s. No water. Constant brown outs. After nearly two years in “The City of Love,” and four years since moving to…

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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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