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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.
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Special Announcements

Please read our new announcements, made by Admins only.

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Emergency Requests

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

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Charities

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

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Members Greetings

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

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Weather Updates

Typhoon warnings

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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. BI questions

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

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Where to Stay

What type of accommodation is available in the Philippines?

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Transport to from and in the Philippines

Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there? Flights,ferries etc

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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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Culture

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-Working as an Expat

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

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Contractors and Tradesmen

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

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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

Information for Veteran affairs,Retired military general information,Pensions

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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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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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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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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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Cell Phones/Mobile Phones/Internet Service

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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What Does This Mean?

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

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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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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, Resort or Restaurant

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

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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

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

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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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Classified ads

Do you want to sell something? You can advertise here. No commercial or business posts allowed without permission.

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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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Motor Vehicles

Advertise your Cars,bikes,boats,trucks.

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Philippines Videos

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

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YouTube Anywhere

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

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China

Living in China and Taiwan information

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Thailand

Pros and cons of Thailand

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Japan

Information about living or visiting Japan

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Southeast Asia

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

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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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Clean Jokes

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

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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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Members Raffle

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At Cebu Hotel Search you will find the best prices for hotels in Cebu. You can search other areas of the Philippines too while taking advantage of book now pay later.

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Parent site-Philippines information

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Highly Recommended Dental Clinic Cebu

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