Should Foreigners live in the Philippines?

While the current coronavirus crisis continues, the longest lockdowns on earth still exist in the Philippines. Moreover, a new “anti-terrorism” bill recently signed by President Duterte is causing concern among nuns and beauty queens. Because of the new law, suspects can go to jail without a warrant of arrest for up to 24 days. Nevertheless, … Read more

How Safe is the Philippines after Elections Shuts out Opposition Senators?

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It was a shutout. A big, fat, zero goose egg for President Duterte’s critics. Furthermore, not since 1947 have any opposition senators failed to gain even one single Senate seat. “How Safe is the Philippines after Elections Shuts out Opposition Senators?” Despite what anti-Duterte left-wing media outlets like “Rappler,” would have you believe, the Philippines is safer than ever before.

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2019 Philippine Peso Plummet Predicted: P58

Rappler.com reports that a London-based research firm, Capital Economics, has a dire prognostication for the Philippine’s currency. 2019 Philippine Peso Plummet Predicted: P58. While a recent post dealt with the possibility of a 60 to 1 exchange rate vs. the US Dollar, this is the first report I’ve seen of an actual legitimate forecast for a historically low Philippine Peso at 58.

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Despite Increased Risk, Sister-in-Law Stays in Kuwait

The Crusty Old Expat was saddened to hear of the torture and death of a Filipina, a domestic helper in Kuwait, who was from Sara, Iloilo. Sitting upright in a freezer, with arms crossed was the lifeless body of Joanna Daniela Demafelis, 29. Her body bore torture marks and signs of strangulation. For more than a year, the ill-fated Pinay’s body had been in that freezer. However, despite the increased risk, my sister-in-law Marjorie, also a domestic helper has opted to stay in Kuwait.

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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 C. Roxas was busted for growing marijuana. Could our island province of Guimaras be the next PDEA, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, target?

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