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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:

When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. Helen Hayes

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs. Susan Sontag

Pulutan Philippines Cuisine

Pulutan (from the Filipino word pulutin which literally means "something that is picked up") is a term roughly analogous to the English term "finger food". Originally, it was a snack accompanied with liquor or beer but has found its way into Philippine cuisine as appetizers or, in some cases, main dishes, as in the case of sisig.

More details at Pulutan Philippines Cuisine

Philippines: Capitals and Major Centers

Metro Manila, in Luzon, is the capital and principal centre of government, business, commerce and education.
Metro Manila is composed of four cities and 13 municipalities which cover 630 square kilometres.
Baguio is located in the Cordillera Mountains in northern Luzon five hours from Manila and is the summer capital of the country.
Philippines: Capitals and Major Centers


Luzon Philippines Area
Baguio Philippines, Banaue Philippines, Bataan Philippines, Batangas Philippines, Cavite Philippines, La Union Philippines, Laguna Philippines, Laoag Philippines, Makati Philippines, Manila Philippines, Mindoro Philippines, Ortigas Philippines, Pagudpod Hotels (Ilocos), Palawan Philippines, Pampanga Philippines, Pangasinan Philippines, Puerto Galera Philippines, Quezon City Philippines, Subic Philippines, Tagaytay Philippines, Tarlac Philippines

Visayas Philippines Area
Bacolod Philippines, Bohol Philippines, Boracay Philippines, Cebu Philippines, Guimaras Philippines, Iloilo Philippines, Leyte Philippines, Negros Philippines

Mindanao Philippines Area
Cagayan de Oro Philippines, Davao Philippines, Zamboanga Philippines


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