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Members Greetings

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Life as an Expat

Thinking of a new life in paradise? Perhaps you are thinking of living in Cebu? Ask other expats what they think of living in the Philippines.

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Living Costs

The cost of living varies in different areas. Some places are cheaper than others.Is it cheaper to be living in Cebu?
How are others living in the Philippines? What are the differences and why?

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Travel and Visa Information

Do you need a visa or a travel permit to stay in the Philippines? Find your answers here.

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Where to Stay

What type of accommodation is available in the Philippines?

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Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there?

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Places to Eat

Where are the best places to dine.Tell us your Philippines experience.

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Drinking Bars

Where to find a bar for drinking and relaxation. The Philippines offers it all!

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Language and Local Dialects

Do you need to know a few phrases before you get here? English and Filipino (based on the Tagalog dialect) are the two main languages spoken. What does Salamat mean?

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How does the culture difference of the Filipino people affect you?

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Building,Renting or Buying Real Estate

What are the laws and regulations on buying or leasing real estate in the Philippines? What can foreigners really own?

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Schools and Colleges in the Philippines

What are the best education facilities for your children?

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Health and Hospitals

Where do you go if don't feel well? What health insurance do you need? Who are the best health professionals to see in the Philippines? Which hospitals have the best facilities?

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Shipping Goods

How do you get your belongings to the Philippines? How much will it cost and how long will it take? What about custom's regulations?

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Where do I find ?

Looking for something in particular but can't find it? Ask expats living in the Philippines.

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Driving and the Philippines

What driver's licence do you need? How do you find out about vehicle registration's, insurances, or repairs?

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Employment questions and answers for expats thinking of working in the Philippines

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Contractors and Tradesmen

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Immigration for Filipino Spouse

Information and questions about immigrating your spouse to your home country

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Social Security

Social security issues

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Military And Veterans

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Emergency Expat Assistance

The Foreign Assistance Center may be able to help when an expats lands in trouble wit the law. Details in this forum.

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Safety and Security

Just how safe are the Philippines? Are there places foreigners shouldn't go?

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Laws and Regulations for Foreigners

What are your rights and responsibilities as a foreigner? Are the laws of this country different to your own? How do you stay out of trouble?

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This forum is for information regarding major crimes that happen to Expats and tourist in the Philippines.Please note,some members do not like reading the negative posts of life or death for expats so DO NOT READ IF THIS IS YOU.

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Business; the Philippines and you.

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Banking in the Philippines

How do you set up bank accounts and transfer money?

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Sending or Exchanging Money

What is the best way to send money to the Philippines? Where can I get the best exchange rate?

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The Filipina

What cultural differences and issues can you expect? How do you build good relationships with Filipina women?

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Getting Married-Annulment-Divorce

What you need to know to get married in the Philippines? Are there any social customs or legal requirements you need to know? What about when the relationship ends?

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Internet Dating

How safe is internet dating? Can you meet your dream partner online? The good, the bad, and the ugly!

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What type of phone do you need? Which service providers are the best? What is load?

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Computers and Electronics

Which is the best for cheap phone calls from your computer? Voip, Magic jack?

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Join a Club

Looking for a Philippines Expat club to join? Where do expats meet?

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Where have you been?

Have you been somewhere in the Philippines that we should know about?

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Recommend a Philippines Hotel or Restaurant

Got something to cheer about? Which hotel is the best?

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A Funny Thing Happened

Has anything funny or strange happened to you while in the Philippines? Problems with the wak wak?

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Sports and Hobbies

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Philippines Related Off Topics

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Housing and Land

This forum is for advertising members private housing sales and rentals located in the Philippines.

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Philippines Videos

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This forum covers all southeast Asia countries not listed in the above forums

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The World Events Forum

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