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  1. Seasons Greetings

    1. Members Holiday Greetings

      Want to wish other members a Happy Christmas,post here.

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      posts
  2. Members Introductions and Welcomes

    1. Introduce Yourself to our Members

      New members are requested to intoduce themselves and say hi, so we can get to know you better. We feel that this creates a better community of forum members.
      ***Notice, New Members posts come up invisible to everyone and have to be approved by the Forum Staff, before anyone including the New Member will see them. Forum Staff will endeavor to approve New Members post as soon as possible.

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  3. Forum News and Information

    1. Special Announcements

      Please read our new announcements, made by Admins only.

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    2. New Version Questions And Answers

      Questions and answers to how things work in the new version of the forum software.

      188
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    3. Emergency Requests

      Know someone who needs assistance?
      Please read new posts here,you may save a life.

      181
      posts
    4. Charities

      Do you wish to donate to a worthwhile Charity? You can make a difference to someone's life here.

      842
      posts
    5. Members Greetings

      Wish a Happy Birthday or a special greeting to members here.

      1,184
      posts
    6. Weather Updates

      Typhoon warnings

      668
      posts
  4. Living In or Visiting the Philippines

    1. 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.

      20,597
      posts
    2. 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?

      6,030
      posts
    3. Travel and Visa Information. BI questions

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

      7,597
      posts
    4. Where to Stay

      What type of accommodation is available in the Philippines?

      2,765
      posts
    5. Transport to from and in the Philippines

      Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there? Flights,ferries,car rental, bus,taxi etc

      2,943
      posts
    6. Places to Eat

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

      1,775
      posts
    7. Drinking Bars

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

      339
      posts
    8. 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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      posts
    9. Culture

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

      7,012
      posts
    10. 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?

      4,106
      posts
    11. Schools and Colleges in the Philippines

      What are the best education facilities for your children?

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      posts
    12. 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?

      4,315
      posts
    13. 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?

      1,216
      posts
    14. Where do I find ?

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

      3,238
      posts
    15. Driving and the Philippines

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

      1,731
      posts
    16. Employment-Working as an Expat

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

      260
      posts
    17. Contractors and Tradesmen

      List contractors or tradesmen that you recommend or have had problems with.

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      posts
  5. Spousal Immigration and Benefits

    1. Immigration for Filipino Spouse

      Information and questions about immigrating your spouse to your home country

      437
      posts
    2. Social Security

      Social security issues

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      posts
  6. Disability-Living or visiting with a disability

    1. Disability's- Expats Living in the Philippines with Disability's

      Disability's, living or visiting the Philippines with a disability?

      68
      posts
  7. Military And Veterans

    1. Military And Veterans

      Information for Veteran affairs,Retired military general information,Pensions

      822
      posts
  8. Security and Laws for Foreigners

    1. 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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    2. Safety and Security

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

      3,119
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    3. 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?

      2,276
      posts
    4. Crime and the Expat- News

      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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    5. Scams to be aware of in the Philippines

      Scammers are always active whether online or in the Philippines. This forum is to make everyone aware of what scams could affect you.

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  9. Business in the Philippines

    1. Business; the Philippines and you.

      Thinking of starting a business? What are the risks? Ask questions here to make the right decision.

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      posts
  10. Banking in the Philippines

    1. Banking in the Philippines

      How do you set up bank accounts and transfer money?

      1,683
      posts
    2. Sending or Exchanging Money

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

      1,520
      posts
  11. Relationships

    1. The Filipina

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

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      posts
    2. 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?

      1,644
      posts
    3. Internet Dating

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

      1,808
      posts
  12. Communication in the Philippines

    1. Cell Phones/Mobile Phones/Internet Service

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

      1,241
      posts
    2. Computers and Electronics

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

      3,507
      posts
  13. Language Translations

    1. What Does This Mean?

      Need to know what was said?Ask for translations here.

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      posts
  14. The News Desk-General Philippines News

    1. From the News Desk-Philippines news only

      Want to discuss the latest news from the paper or TV?
      Please post reported crimes against Expats in the Security and Laws for Foreigners forum.

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      posts
  15. Philippines General Information

    1. Join a Club

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

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      posts
    2. Where have you been?

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

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      posts
    3. Recommend a Philippines Hotel, Resort or Restaurant

      Got something to cheer about? Which hotel is the best? Where can I eat good restaurant food?

      132
      posts
    4. A Funny Thing Happened

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

      486
      posts
    5. Sports and Hobbies

      Wanting to play bowls or a round of golf? Where are the best diving spots?

      965
      posts
    6. Philippines Related Off Topics

      Haven't found a forum to suit your topic? Note: This forum should be used for Philippines topics.

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      posts
  16. Philippines Classifieds

    1. Classified ads

      Do you want to sell something? You can advertise here but you will need to pay a small fee which helps with the running cost of the forum. 

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      posts
    2. Housing and Land

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

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      posts
    3. Motor Vehicles

      Advertise your Cars, bikes, boats, trucks.

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      posts
  17. Youtube Philippines Videos

    1. Philippines Videos

      Seen an interesting video,share it with us here. Only Philippines related videos allowed. No Pornographic videos allowed

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      posts
    2. YouTube Anywhere

      This forum is for videos about any subject at all. No Pornographic videos allowed

      1,102
      posts
  18. Living In Asia -Other Countries Outside the Philippines

    1. China

      Living in China and Taiwan information

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      posts
    2. Thailand

      Pros and cons of Thailand

      131
      posts
    3. Japan

      Information about living or visiting Japan

      21
      posts
    4. Southeast Asia

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

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  19. The World As We Know It

    1. The World Events Forum

      Want to have your say on what is happening anywhere outside of the Philippines?
      This forum has been created to allow our members to have their say on anything that is not related to the Philippines. You may discuss most topics but no Political or religion topics allowed. Please read the rules of this forum.

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  20. Jokes

    1. Clean Jokes

      Make someone laugh,this section is for clean jokes only.No adult X rated jokes here.

      3,433
      posts
  21. Take The Quiz

    1. Member Quiz

      This forum is to discuss quizzes. Each time there is a new quiz published a new topic will show here.

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      posts
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      At Hotel Booking Buddy you will find the best prices for hotels in the Philippines or throughout the world. You can search all areas of the Philippines and take advantage of book now pay later policy.
      Support this forum by using our hotel booking site.

    2. Boracay Hotels   (353 visits to this link)

      Find the best deals at Boracay's Best Hotels

    3. Welcome to the Philippines Web Site   (10,990 visits to this link)

      Parent site-Philippines information

    4. Cebu Dental Services   (11,290 visits to this link)

      Highly Recommended Dental Clinic Cebu

    5. Philippine Basic Needs Program   (6,098 visits to this link)

      A not for profit charity run by member Bruce Wheatley

    6. Philippines Videos   (788 visits to this link)

      A video site which has over 5000 Philippines videos. More added each week. Users can comment on videos.

    7. Living in Dumaguete   (149 visits to this link)

      A site for those interested in Dumaguete