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 rather nationalistic and boisterous comments, translated by many businesses and foreigners living in the Philippines to be anti-American, and in reality have caused more than a few jitters by both the international business community and permanent foreigner residents living here. On a personal level, I have not experienced anything that would have me believe paradise would come crashing down around us.
Here is a recent article which explains it better:
For me, it’s just another day in paradise.