china telecom philippines - China Telecom’s Terrific Tease: Speed up PH Internet
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China Telecom’s Terrific Tease: Speed up PH Internet

I perused this news time the other day from The Manila Standard. The Mislatel Group is the new major telecommunications player in the Philippines. Consequently,…

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Ph Peso 58 vs 1 US Dollar 2019 Prediction

Overseas Filipino Workers’ remittances have strengthened the Philippine peso recently. Historically, monies from overseas workers have always jacked up the peso during the Christmas season….

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beautiful boracay sunset
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Crackdown on Foreigners in Aklan/Boracay?

Is there an impending crackdown on foreigners in Aklan/Boracay? According to a report in the Panay News, such a clampdown on undocumented aliens in Aklan…

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Motorcycle club in Guimaras
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Motorcyclist Passes Truck & is Killed: Truck Driver Arrested

It’s not the first time I’ve read an infuriating article online from the Philippines. I read three online newspapers a day: The Manila Standard, The…

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Beekeeping: Becoming Self-Sufficient in the Philippines

Bananas, papaya, and lemons are now producing fruit on the multitude of trees my asawa has planted on our three-acre property in the Philippines. Our…

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Iloilo City Man Survives Aswang Attack
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Iloilo City Man Survives Aswang Attack

22-year-old Jeepoy Taberna is fortunate to be alive today. He’s an Iloilo City man who survived a recent early morning aswang attack.

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dave ph - Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways
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Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways

Anyone that knows me wouldn’t be surprised by the title of this post: “Crusty Old Expat’s Antisocial Ways.” It doesn’t bother me that I’m probably…

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Duterte won’t help Filipino illegals in US
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Philippine President Duterte Offers China Third Telecom Slot

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte offers China Telecom a slot to be the country’s third telecom provider.  Duterte has repeatedly said he wanted to introduce a…

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internet speed philippines - Latest Survey Reveals Philippines Internet Speed Sucks
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Latest Survey Reveals Philippines Internet Speed Sucks

“Latest Survey Reveals Philippines Internet Speed Sucks.” However, that shouldn’t come as a shock to any foreigner or Filipino who has tried to go online…

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cabaling beach sunset guimaras - 10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines
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10 Best Reasons to Never Visit Guimaras, Philippines

I’ve lived in the Philippines with my Filipina wife for over eight years now. We’ve spent six of those years on a tiny island province…

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Guimaras Comfort Room
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Philippines Poopers Go Poof!

Pooping. We all do it. Animals do it. From the day we leave our mother’s womb, we have the urge to defecate. But a recent…

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BDO tellers
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90-Minute BDO Transaction Taxes Crusty Old Expat’s Patience

Since my lovely asawa and I moved to the Philippines almost eight years ago, my capacity for waiting has been tested numerous times. A recent…

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Iloilo police sm city
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Will Martial Law Affect Foreigners in the Philippines?

President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao yesterday, May 24,2017, because of incursions by suspected Maute group members in Marawi City. The Maute clan…

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melchor
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Our Worker is Shot to Death by His Brother

My brother-in-law reported that Melchor was happy and dancing and having a great time. That Wednesday evening, around 8:10 pm, he would be gunned down with one shot from a .357-caliber pistol to the chest.

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Sunset at Cabaling Beach in Guimaras
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What Would I Have Done the Same the Last 6 Yrs. Living in the Philippines?

Living in the Philippines is never boring.

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