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Philippine Peso – From Best to Worst Performer in Asia

MANILA, Philippines As Benigno Aquino closes out a presidency that delivered the Philippines four Standard & Poor’s rating upgrades, investors are turning to the country’s dollar debt to shelter from peso losses. The nation’s U.S. currency bonds are rising almost twice as fast as local notes, pushing the yield on the securities due 2024 down 52 […]

Typhoon Season is Almost Upon Us

Are You Ready? While the “Typhoon Season” is almost upon us once again (Jun-Nov), take this post as a reminder to think about what needs to be done to be ready for that first storm of the season. Walk around your property (and in many cases your neighbors property), to make a determination as to […]

Zip Line Opens Soon In Calbayog City

Zip, Zip, and Away! It’s almost official, the long-awaited Zip Line Adventure located at Malajog Beach is now open for testing!  I’m sure it won’t be much longer and it will be open to the public¹. Also, a nature trail that winds through dense forest and over marble and limestone formations offers hidden caves and […]

Social Security Changes Happening NOW!

Changes to Social Security Claiming Rules. Just when you thought it was safe to begin planning on a retirement this year, the government passes a bill which changes the game for many, and specifically for those who will be turning 62 this year. I have attached a link to an article from Money Magazine that […]

Disneyland Philippines?

PH Disneyland? P’Noy meets with Disney Execs ABS-CBN News Posted at 02/17/16 11:34 AM | Updated as of 02/17/16 6:00 PM MANILA – President Aquino met with executives of Walt Disney International Wednesday morning (Manila time) during his US visit as a participant in the US-ASEAN Summit in Sunnylands, California.Aquino discussed possible investment opportunities with […]

Calbayog City is Growing Again!

LOOK OUT, Soon to Open! I would be remiss if I fail to mention that Filipinos have their own way of appropriating words from the English dictionary and applying them as they understand English usage and sentence structure. In many cases, their use of English follows similar rules in Tagalog sentence composition. It is the […]

A Typhoon for Christmas!

Typhoon in 3… 2…1 Just when the Christmas celebrations here in the Philippines begin to ramp up, and the spirit of the season is upon everyone, Mother Nature decides to make an appearance and remind us all that Typhoon Season is only a synthetic, man-made “nomenclature” and that she remains in total control (along with […]

NBI Confirms Laglag Bala Scandal

Story courtesy of “The Maharlikan” online news portal: The National Bureau of Investigation has confirmed the syndicate behind the Laglag Bala scam which preys mainly on the elderly and departing OFWs involving various government personnel. Initial findings by agents of the National Bureau of Investigation reveal that some porters identify potential victims of the “tanim-bala” […]