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Spoon or Chopsticks?

Time to Learn a New Language? While reading some of the personal details about the new Philippines president, Duterte, I’ve learned about some of the reasons Duterte holds such a deep dislike for America. And the more I read, the more I learn. The way I understand it, Duterte holds grudges longer than most people […]

Foreigners are Jittery in the Philippines

Nervousness in the Air. I get asked the question all the time. Has President Duterte’s turn on America had a negative impact on retirement here. For the most part, no, it has not. Duterte, the strong-fisted ruler that came to power during the last national election in May of this year (2016), has made some […]

Duterte Confronts Obama

Taken from the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Written by: Gil Cabacungan 03:02 PM September 9th, 2016 President Rodrigo Duterte is going out of his way to clarify news media reports that he called United States President Barack Obama a “son of a whore.” In a speech before hundreds of Filipino community members at the grand ballroom of the Shangri-La […]

U.S. Embassy Warning – Davao Bombing

I just received this notice courtesy of the U.S. Embassy, Manila, Philippines Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Davao Bombing September 3, 2016 THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR […]

Samar’s First New Car Dealership, Calbayog City – Soon!

Recently it was announced by officials at Calbayog City that Toyota is locating a new car dealership here in Calbayog. The location is just east of the city at the junction of Magsaysay Extended at the Maharlika Highway. Maybe this will encourage other dealers, like Mitsubishi, to also come this way (so we don’t need […]

Foreigners and Minor Children

Hi Ho, Hi Ho… … it’s off together we go!  Sometimes when my wife needs something from the market, we might both hop on the motorcycle to head out to get what she needs. We take the bike because it is quicker and more efficient to get to where we are going. Sometimes I might […]

U.S. SECDEF to Visit Philippines in April

U.S., Philippines agree on 5 base locations under EDCA Reuters Posted at 03/19/16 4:46 AM WASHINGTON – The United States and the Philippines have agreed on five locations for U.S. military facilities in the Philippines under a security deal agreed amid rising tensions with China, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. U.S. Deputy Assistant […]

Foreigners Warned About Elections

Foreigners Warned not to Meddle in Elections By Evelyn Macairan (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 14, 2013 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines – Foreigners were warned yesterday against interfering in the campaign for local and national posts in the May elections. In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. said they will investigate complaints against foreigners […]

Bureau of Immigration Update

Bureau of Immigration Update was posted and received via social media this date as follows: ANNOUNCEMENT The Bureau of Immigration (BI) will continue processing the pending applications for re-stamping of the implementation for permanent resident visas under Republic Act No. 7919 (RA 7919), otherwise known as the Alien Social Integration Act of 1995. Furthermore, BI […]