- Philippines

It’s no wonder

It’s no wonder

Before, politicians would use their own money for donations to funerals, hospitalizations, scholarships and basketball leagues that are obviously aimed at getting the people’s votes, but now they are using the people’s money for their own political agenda. No Wonder

two smoking volcanoes

two smoking volcanoes

How little do tourists know about the existing smoking volcanoes in Bicol? Sure, they know about Mayon Volcano and that it is a perfect cone and active volcano. But that’s all. They also know that there are more volcanoes in the Philippines, like Mt Pinatubo which has erupted in 1991, and produced the second largest(…)

commotion in the Philippines

commotion in the Philippines

Where is the commotion about? to work for a humanitarian mission. The woman then talks about “entering the gates of Hell”, describing the views in Manila, meaning the pollution, rivers and creeks full of garbage, traffic jams of several hours, prostitution and child trafficking.

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%.(…)

Bakla, the third sex in the Philippines

Bakla, the third sex in the Philippines

What could be the reason for the presence of so many Bakla, the third sex, in the Philippines? To me it looks if there are more than ever before. I visited the Philippines for the first time 25 years ago and I live here now almost 5 years. To me it seems that the number(…)

child actors in the Philippines, maybe child exploitation

child actors in the Philippines, maybe child exploitation

First I should say that I am not against child actors, as long as they do this job in the time they are free of school. A good education is the best a child can get. Big money from a young acting career is not as good as a decent education. And this is where(…)

annual report for foreigners in the philippines update

annual report for foreigners in the philippines update

A few weeks ago I posted something I found on the website of the Immigration Office in the Philippines. Read this article about the annual report for foreigners with ACR Card. After reading this message on the website I asked, through email, for more information. And today I received an email back from them: Please(…)

we made it to the Philippines

we made it to the Philippines

See their profile page Their first post was about looking for a place while on vacation. Check them out before you continue. We made it As you might have read in our first blog, MaryAnn and I were planning to move to the Philippines. Today we are happy to announce that we actually have moved(…)

Moving into a New Culture, a culture shock

Moving into a New Culture, a culture shock

Many articles have been written about this subject. You can find a lot on the internet. Many people who like to become an expat in the Philippines like to know what to expect in the Philippines. ExpatinthePhilippines sees it this way: What is a Culture Shock?   Expatriates are often experiencing the following phases when(…)

Marriage in the Philippines

Marriage in the Philippines

Many foreigners who wish to marry their Filipino fiancées do like to have the marriage finalized in the Philippines because the procedure is not expensive. But they should realize that sometimes it is a bit complicated. Aside of that the Philippines has many wonderful wedding locations throughout the country to hold one’s wedding. And the(…)

Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013

Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2013

For the fourth time a very nice Fireworks festival will be organized in the capital region in the Philippines. The place where it all will happen is Manila bay, near the Mall of Asia. While music plays, the competitors take care that the fireworks are following the rhythm and show emotion. The Philippine International Pyromusical(…)

getting a taxi at Manila airport

getting a taxi at Manila airport

When you are traveling to the Philippines and arrive in Manila Airport it would be best if you have family or friends who pick you up at the airport. This is the cheapest and safest way to start your visit to this country. getting a taxi But not everybody has friends or family who are(…)