In the Philippines

Philippines Decorated for Christmas

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Typhoon Bopha – A State of Calamity

Saturday, December 8, 2012 MANILA — The National Government has placed the entire country under state of calamity following the devastation and hundreds of casualties left by Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha). Proclamation No. 522, which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on Friday, declares a State of National Calamity which “will hasten the […]

[Video] Typhoon Bopha – Help!

Watch this video to see the aftermath of the devastating Typhoon “Bopha” (aka Typhoon “Pablo”) after it hit Mindanao and the Philippines last week. Thousands of people were left homeless with billions in crop damage and hundreds dead.  All ad revenue from this video will be donated to the Philippine Red Cross. You can also […]

OMG! – The Philippines?

As I evolve as a U.S. citizen into a full time pursuer of the easy life, I am occasionally asked by my friends (with a look of puzzlement and fear) “why the Philippines?” Even some people that know I am married to a Filipina still ask that question. Some people just can’t understand why I […]

[Video] Getting Around

Transportation is More Fun in the Philippines! If you have never been to the Philippines, this video of various methods of transportation can seem hilarious, but you will witness how people travel and get around this country on a daily basis. People here utilize various methods of transportation, and many do it as a necessity, because they […]

Northern Samar Power Problems

Northern Samar may lose power supply in 2013–NEA CATARMAN, Northern Samar – The National Electrification Administration (NEA) said the Northern Samar Electric Cooperative (Norsamelco) is saddled with debts, huge system losses, and weak management.  NORSAMELCO

Peso Strengthens

Philippine News publication – JPM The Philippine Peso closed on Monday at 41.025 to the USD, the highest level since March 2008, mainly due to a jump in remittances from overseas Filipino workers and the reported rise in consumer spending in the United States, the country’s major trading partner. The last time the Peso closed […]

Philippine Economy Expanding

The Philippine economy is estimated to have expanded by 5.5 percent in the third quarter due to greater government spending, rise in household consumption, and increase in investments to the services sector, according to Moody’s Analytics. Continue to article…

The Homecoming! – part 2

Continuation of “The Homecoming! “ Food, family and good times. If anything merits a mention about the Philippines, it is     eating. When family is gathered, it seems that eating is never done. I recall how in the mornings, we would enjoy our coffee (Nescafe 3 in 1) with freshly baked ‘pandesal’ purchased from a rolling […]