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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    • Official Languages of the Philippines
  • The Expatriate
  • Passport and VISA
    • Getting Your US Passport
    • Non-immigrant Visa  (The Easy Way To Live In The Philippines and How Long You Can Stay.)
      • One Year Re-Entry Visa -- Can I Stay for A Year? 
    • VISA RUN -- Cutting Your Cost and When You Need to Do It.
    • Balikbayan Privilege Or 1 Year Visa 
    • Quota Visa 
    • Immigrant Visa 
      • 13A Marriage Visa 
      • 13B Children 
      • 13C Subsequent Children 
      • 13D Women That Loose    Citizenship 
      • 13E Returning From Abroad 
      • 13G Married To A Filipino That Lost Citizenship 
    • SRRV – Special Resident Retirement Visa  -- The Visa I Want
    • SVEG – Business Visa 
    • Traveling With A Filipino 
  • What Should I Bring With Me
    • Bringing Your Pet
  • Do I Need Shots
    • Which Shots Do I Need If I Get Them
  • The Filipina
    • The Wonderful Filipina
    • Love in The Philippines
    • The Filipina and Her Family (Supporting Her Family)
    • Filipina Possessiveness and Jealousy
    • Flirting and The Filipina – Relearning My Art
    • Extortion Schemes
    • Friendly Filipina
    • School Girls Vs. College Girls (How to Tell The Difference)
    • Fraud in Dating
    • How To Spot A Scammer (Indicators of A Scammer)
    • Married Filipina
    • Police Setup
    • Under-aged Girls (One Final Caution)
  • Marriage and Divorce
    • Property and Divorce :  Who Gets What? 
    • Guam Divorce
  • Cost of Living
    • Housing
    • Medical
    • Food and Dining
    • How Much Money Do I Need To Live in The Philippines
    • Living In Cebu: Comparison Cost
    • My Actual Budget
  • Getting a Job
    • Starting a Business In The Philippines (Industry to Avoid)
  • Housing In The Philippines
    • Land Ownership
    • Renting A Home
    • Staying In A Resort or Pension House
  • Education
    • International Schools
  • Banking and Money
    • Opening a Bank Account
    • Getting Your Money While in The Philippines
    • Remittance
    • Federally Insured Deposits?
    • Privacy in Banking
    • Wealth Tied to Exchange Rate
    • Your USA Income Taxes
  • Public Transportation
  • Shipping Your Stuff
    • Balikbayan Boxes
    • Container Shipping
    • Mail Forwarding Service
  • Safety and Terrorism
  • Kultura Filipino (Filipino Culture)
    • Philippines and Religion
    • Filipino are polite and formal
    • Filipino Friendship
    • Mano Po (First Impressions Make them Powerful)
    • Filipino and Family
    • Toilet Training
  • Philippine Weather
    • Temperature and Humidity
    • Two Seasons In The Philippines
    • Typhoons
    • Floods
    • Landslides
  • Checklist To Prepare For Your Move
  • Summary
    • Final Words
  • Appendix
    • Immigration and Visas
      • Tourist Visas
      • Travel Requirements for Filipinos 
      • Balikbayan Privilege
      • SVEG – Special Visa To Non-Immigrant Employment Generation 
      • 13A Permanent Resident (Marriage Visa)
      • Section 13B  (permanent resident for children)
      • 13E  Person Returning from Abroad
      • 13G Married to A Filipino that lost their Citizenship
    •  Marriage Regulations -- Requirements For Getting Married
    • The Family Code
    • Mail Order Brides -- Illegal
    • Land Holding and Ownership
    • Location of Bureau Of Immigration Offices 
    • Travel Warnings 
    • Bureau of Immigration Extension Fees for Travelers on a Visitor Visa
    • List And Locations of  Philippine Embassies

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Travel Quotes:

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. Benjamin Disraeli

I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment. Hilaire Belloc

Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Dishes range from the very simple, like a meal of fried salted fish and rice, to the elaborate paellas and cocidos created for fiestas, of Spanish origin. Popular dishes include: lechón (whole roasted pig), longganisa (Philippine sausage), tapa (cured beef), torta (omelette), adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce, or cooked until dry), kaldereta (meat in tomato sauce stew), mechado (larded beef in soy and tomato sauce). More details at Philippine Cuisine Island Philippines

Travel outside the country, safe and sound

Be aware of their custom as well. Do not get yourself that feeling of being an outcast or do not hurt others just because you have gone against their usual beliefs and their usual acts. When you know the culture and the custom, the more you sow seeds f respect to the place and its people. Travel outside the country, safe and sound


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