Is Martial Law in the Philippines’ Future?

Communist guerrillas to step up offensives to resist martial law. POSTED BY: Retired in Samar (Philippine News Now), MAY 25, 2017 In seeking to resist martial law, the CPP/NPA may well be providing the pretext for Duterte to roll it out nationwide The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has today (Wednesday, May 24) called on […]

I’ve Got Something to Tell You!

Retreat! It’s what one does when the going gets overly tough, or the outlook in a given situation becomes bleak or filled with uncertainty. In General George Armstrong Custer’s case (famous American Calvary commander), an early retreat prior to the Battle of Little Bighorn, which cost him his life, would have had a significant impact […]

Philippines Enters Record Book….Again!

Another Guinness Record! Cebu City, Philippines. Once again, the Philippines has added another category to their collection of accolades in the Guinness Book of World Records. This time they danced their way into the books with ZUMBA for having the largest ZUMBA class ever assembled. The previous record was held by India with more than 6,600 dancers. […]

Another “More Fun in the Philippines” Video!

There are Many Ways to have More Fun in the Philippines It’s never a surprise when a new promotional video about the Philippines surfaces. Keep in mind though that most of these promos only show the good side of life here. You have to dig a little deeper on your own to get the real […]

Video – The Philippines Sari-Sari Store

If you have been to the Philippines, you know what a Sari-Sari Store is. It is the Philippines version of a neighborhood convenience store. These stores are an important economic mainstay of almost all neighborhoods in the Philippines, and sometimes you will see several on the same street, and occasionally, even right next-door to each […]

New, Improved, Retired in Samar – Philippines

This is a shout out to introduce the new and improved Retired in Samar blog to all my current blog subscribers and future readers. Now that my internet service has become reliable again, I hope to be a regular participant on the blog again. Watch for more articles and more photos as I post to […]

Philippine Internet Issues

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – An Internet connectivity issue is currently affecting a large portion of the Asia-Pacific region. Damaged submarine cables connecting 9 countries – including the Philippines – to the rest of the world online are causing issues for many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) locally and in the region. At least two Philippine ISPs […]

And the Blog Award Goes to……

Well, not me, I’m sure. Some time ago I apologized to my readers for my inactivity on the blog, mainly as a result of my inability to connect to the internet. It had become such an inconvenience to drive into town to an internet cafe and stand and wait in line for a computer…at the […]

Retire Early in the Philippines? – You Will Need a Plan

A facebook friend of mine recently posted his thoughts about how “most people believe  they need to be rich to retire young.” He went on to say “They don’t. Many people have  retired in their 40’s or 50’s without being rich; but neither were they poor. The net worth  you are going to need will […]