Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Our monthly expenses living in Iloilo City. We find that we can live fairly well in Iloilo City …

Our budget in the Philippines. We find that we can live fairly well in Iloilo City on about $1,700 per month.  The main cost of living questions you need to adjust for are: Prescription drugs and medical care. …

THE American general manager of Shangri-La Hotel in Cebu is now in hot water after the Bureau of Immigration summoned him for showing disrespect to four congressmen whom he met four months ago. Immigration Commissioner Alipio Fernandez said Timothy Wright was ordered to appear at the BI office at 3 p.m. today to explain why he should not be kicked out. BI special prosecutor Maria Antonette Bucasas issued the subpoena based on the complaint of …

Special visa available to foreign widows of U.S. citizens. Many foreigners who marry Filipinas to not take them to their home countries to become citizens there.  There are a variety of reasons.  Many have been through costly and painful divorces and they want to remove any possibility of their new wife divorcing them.  There is no divorce in the Philippines. When the foreigner living in the Philippines with his Filipina wife dies, what happens to the wife and kids?  In too many cases there is little saving, pensions may stop and the wife and kids may end up destitute. That’s why there are big advantages to the Filipina of becoming a US or European citizen.  When the husband passes away the Filipina has a US or European citizenship and passport.  She and any children can relocate overseas and…