moving to the Philippines

Getting a Job in the Philippines

Getting a Job in the Philippines

For the aspiring expat, it’s not always easy to get a job in the Philippines. On one hand, the country boasts robust economic growth rates, despite various economic and financial crises worldwide. In 2012, the GDP showed an increase of 6%, and predictions for this year range from another 5% to as much as 7%.(…)

visa issues in the Philippines

visa issues in the Philippines

Many visitors to this website ask me about the possibilities to get an extended visa aside from the ordinary tourist visa. I’ll explain the most common visas here. Upon arrival in the Philippines (almost) every tourist gets a 21 day visa to stay at no cost. Once in the Philippines this tourist visa can be(…)

finding job in the Philippines

finding job in the Philippines

Finding employment in the Philippines is difficult. It is for Filipinos, but even more for foreigners. Wages are low, compared to US or European standards. And there is the Philippine law about hiring employees. Companies in the Philippines are allowed to hire foreigners but only if that same job cannot be done by a Filipino.(…)

medical insurance is a must

medical insurance is a must

When someone moves to the Philippines, or to other 3rd world countries, it is almost an obligation to have a good health insurance plan. Costs for medical treatment and medicines are high and they will take a lot from your savings or small pension. A few days ago I received an e-mail from a man(…)

Medical insurance, Medicare, Health insurance in the Philippines for expats

Medical insurance, Medicare, Health insurance in the Philippines for expats

This post consists of three pages. On the bottom you will find links to the next pages. Medical insurance a must One of the first and most asked questions from people who want to move and stay in the Philippines is about their health and the insurance to cover the expenses. In the Philippines there’s(…)