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A resource guide for American expats moving to or living in the Philippines. Useful information also geared for expats worldwide.
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  • Gay Lover Plotted Indian Loan Shark's Murder 21 hours ago Indian moneylenders in the Philippines that engage in 5/6 loans are subject to robberies, beatings, and even loss of life. However, recent stories in The Daily Guardian and Panay News caught my attention faster than a sneeze through a screen door. “Gay Lover Plotted Indian Loan Shark’s...
  • 13a Permanent Resident Visa Update Philippines 3 days ago I’m introducing a new feature on “Philippines Plus,” “ASK THE KANO.” I’ll occasionally field questions from readers that address important expat issues regarding the Philippines. Let’s kick off this first Q&A with the following topic: 13a Permanent Resident Visa Update Philippines...
  • Philippines Divorce Bill Doomed Again 1 week ago Philippines Divorce Bill Doomed Again. I have some expat friends that owe me a bucket of beer. They bet me that a divorce law would be passed in the Philippines this year, 2018. I laughed my fat butt off! Ever since retiring to the Philippines over nine years ago, some legislator has proposed a law...
  • Filipina Uses Facebook "Witch" to Win Back Ex-Boyfriend 1 week ago ROY NARRA over at The Manila Times recently ran a story about a Filipina who tried to win back her ex-boyfriend with witchcraft. Oftentimes you hear the well-worn cliché, “Only in the Philippines.” “Filipina Uses Facebook ‘Witch’ to Win Back Ex-Boyfriend” is another prime example....
  • 10 Things You Need to Know before Moving to the Philippines 1 week ago Are you thinking of retiring to the Philippines? I moved to this group of 7,107 islands with my beautiful Filipina wife over nine years ago. Aside from getting used to men peeing in public in broad daylight, there are other issues to deal with in this Southeast Asian “paradise.” Here’s my... Expat Blog Awards 2012: Philippines Silver Award!

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00:56 AM March 22, 2013

One of the first expat sites I visited and one of the few blogs I still follow. Dave puts forth the every day life events of living in the Philippines with both candor and humor. A must subscribe! Also a good resource on dating Filipina women.

19:52 PM May 08, 2015

defiantly a most follow blog for anyone wanting some strait forward approach about life in the Philippines. and also if you ever consider building a house I'm sure he has a lot of first hand experiences he will gladly share. and besides he's a good old country guy from central ILL.

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