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  • Welcome to the Philippines Expats Forum

    If you're reading our forum as a guest you obviously have an interest in the Philippines. So why not sign up now to read more posts and contribute to the forums topics. There is no cost to participate and members can see content not available for guests. 

  1. Forum News and Information

    1. Emergency Requests

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

      439
      posts
    2. Charities

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

      1,004
      posts
    3. Weather Updates

      Typhoon warnings

      1,058
      posts
  2. Social Club and Meetings

    1. Philippines Expat Forum Social Club

      Information about our Social Club Gatherings

      1,157
      posts
    2. Who Wants To Meet

      If you are looking to meet up with others post a topic here, don't forget to add photos if you get together with other forum members.

      1,329
      posts
  3. 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.

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      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?

      8,809
      posts
    3. Travel and Visa Information. BI questions and Passport Topics

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

      10,642
      posts
    4. Where to Stay

      What type of accommodation is available in the Philippines?

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    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

      4,620
      posts
    6. Places to Eat

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

      2,556
      posts
    7. Drinking Bars

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

      409
      posts
    8. Disability's- Expats Living in the Philippines with Disability's

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

      162
      posts
    9. 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?

      612
      posts
    10. Culture

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

      9,688
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    11. 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?

      6,541
      posts
    12. Schools and Colleges in the Philippines

      What are the best education facilities for your children?

      939
      posts
    13. 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?

      5,933
      posts
    14. 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?

      1,725
      posts
    15. Where do I find ?

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

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      posts
    16. Driving and the Philippines

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

      3,378
      posts
    17. Employment-Working as an Expat

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

      569
      posts
    18. Contractors and Tradesmen

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

      199
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  4. Spousal Immigration and Benefits

    1. Immigration for Filipino Spouse

      Information and questions about immigrating your spouse to your home country

      608
      posts
    2. Social Security

      Social security issues

      656
      posts
  5. Military And Veterans

    1. Military And Veterans

      Information for Veteran affairs,Retired military general information,Pensions

      1,071
      posts
  6. 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.

      63
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    2. Safety and Security

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

      4,440
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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?

      3,440
      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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      posts
  7. 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.

      2,628
      posts
  8. Banking in the Philippines

    1. Banking in the Philippines

      How do you set up bank accounts and transfer money?

      2,294
      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?

      2,125
      posts
  9. Relationships

    1. The Filipina

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

      9,981
      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?

      2,099
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    3. Internet Dating

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

      2,160
      posts
  10. 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?

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    2. Computers and Electronics

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

      4,230
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  11. Language Translations

    1. What Does This Mean?

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

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  12. 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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  13. 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?

      1,175
      posts
    3. Member Recipes

      Recipes members like to share 

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      posts
    4. Gardening In The Philippines

      What can you grow in your area of the Philippines? Members tips and tricks on gardening in the Philippines. 

      113
      posts
    5. Sports and Hobbies

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

      1,328
      posts
    6. Recommend a Philippines Hotel, Resort or Restaurant

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

      204
      posts
    7. 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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    8. 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
  14. 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. 

      320
      posts
    2. Housing and Land

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

      320
      posts
    3. Motor Vehicles

      Advertise your Cars, bikes, boats, trucks.

      102
      posts
  15. Youtube Philippines Videos

    1. Philippines Videos

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

      672
      posts
    2. YouTube Anywhere

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

      1,353
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  16. Living In Asia -Other Countries Outside the Philippines

    1. China

      Living in China and Taiwan information

      200
      posts
    2. Thailand

      Pros and cons of Thailand

      202
      posts
    3. Japan

      Information about living or visiting Japan

      40
      posts
    4. Southeast Asia

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

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      posts
  17. 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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  18. Recommended Web Sites And Forums

    1. Cebu Condo Services   (984 visits to this link)

      A site for those needing property management in Cebu city. Specialising in airbnb rentals. 

    2. Cebu Dental Services   (12,165 visits to this link)

      Highly Recommended Dental Clinic Cebu

    3. Philippine Basic Needs Program   (9,702 visits to this link)

      A not for profit charity run by member Bruce Wheatley

    4. Living in Dumaguete   (2,686 visits to this link)

      A site for those interested in Dumaguete 

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