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New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

New Universal Healthcare Bill Will Replace PhilHealth

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The Philippine Senate passed its version of the Universal Health Care Bill. The Senate’s 14-0 vote seeks to guarantee all Filipinos equal access to quality and affordable health goods and services. President Duterte had certified the bill as urgent. The new Universal Healthcare bill will replace PhilHealth. PhilHealth will be renamed the Philippine Health Security Corporation. (more…)
Sandwich Rocks Manggahan 2018

Sandwich Rocks Manggahan 2018

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It was the 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration of the sweetest mangoes in the world. The annual festival, held in the island province of Guimaras, came to a close last Tuesday, May 22nd. My lovely asawa and I moved to Guimaras almost nine years ago. We’ve attended the Manggahan Jubilee since 2010. (more…)
Lively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras

Lively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras

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I couldn't dance my way out of a rice sack riddled with holes. "Lively Latin Dancers, Manggahan Festival Guimaras" is a post that solely exists because of The Sainted Patient Wife. My better half loves to dance. She's especially fond of Latin dances, the Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Paso Doble.  Those routines and more were on display last Thursday evening at the 2018 Manggahan Festival in Guimaras.  (more…)
Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

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"Update: No more Brownouts in Guimaras?" Can pigs fly? Guess I'll find out. Another report, this time from The Daily Guardian, answers some questions about an earlier article I posted from the Panay News. Guimelco, our local "power" company on our island province is securing a 100 million peso loan to improve facilities and services in Guimaras. (more…)
No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

No more Brownouts in Guimaras?

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“No more Brownouts in Guimaras?” Was some reporter over at the Panay News attempting to get their name entered into a “Tokhang” drop box? “Operation Tokhang” is the Philippine National Police's campaign against illegal drugs. (more…)
“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?

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“Would Jesus Ride Jeepneys in the Philippines?” You can tell a guy has way too much time on his hands when he starts asking himself questions like this. However, unproductive mitts are the devil’s sweatshop. Better to keep the ol' noggin' working at my advanced age. Graphic Source: The Southeast Asia Subregion of the Catholic Biblical Federation (more…)
Dog Dispute Delivers Dispatch from Barangay Captain

Dog Dispute Delivers Dispatch from Barangay Captain

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My E-book, “The Philippines Expat Advisor”, has a section that deals with barangay captains. “Dog Dispute Delivers Dispatch from Barangay Captain” relates a recent visit we had to our own local government unit, LGU. It’s imperative that you have a good relationship with your own local “kapitan.” You never know when you might receive a summons to the local barangay hall. (more…)
Philippines Rainy Season Officially Begins

Philippines Rainy Season Officially Begins

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The rainy season has officially begun in the Philippines. PAGASA, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration made the announcement on Tuesday, May 30. Last year’s rainy season began six days earlier on May 24. PAGASA is the national weather bureau of the Philippines. (more…)