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  1. Life for me has not changed much 40 miles south of cebu city. Feel bad for all of the out of work Filipinos. Hard to be out of work when you only make enough to feed your family every day.
  2. Hi, you might want to check on your student loan repayment status. I thought you have to be 100% P&T or IU "individual unemployability" to get student loan discharge. If you plan on living close to manila you can use the va clinic for you service connected disabilities. Welcome to the forum and hope your move goes well. Greg
  3. Hope this is not the beginning of a tit for tat https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/1/22/ronald-bato-dela-rosa-united-states-visa.html
  4. Why not become an American citizen then just file to re-acquire her Filipino citizenship? Easy to do and it gives you the best of both worlds. Travel with a blue passport and owning things in the Philippines is legal.
  5. I have lived in cebu city and 50km south of the city for the last year. The amount of trash you see everywhere is staggering. It can take one hour to go 7km. The widest road is only two lanes each way, not counting the lane with the tree in the middle. We are currently up at our place in lipa city and it is night and day compared to cebu. There is 4 lanes going each way downtown and the city is only 300,000 people. I fell in love with cebu the first time i was theren in 1985 but the island has gone down hill. All I'm saying is look long and hard before you pick a place you want to live. Just my 2 cents, and welcome the the Philippines.
  6. Over the years i sent money three times to save my brother-in-laws home. In the end the bank took it. i should have followed my wife's advice. "once is help,twice is robbery"
  7. True, it's my fault. She warned me but it was hard for me to believe a family can be that messed up.
  8. Sorry i have to vent,I just can't take it anymore. I met my wife 33 years ago. Sence then i have been taking care of her brothers and sister's and her mother. God I have never seen a group of people so back stabbing and heartless. In 1992 we let her sister come live with us becouse her husband did not want her. After one year they got back together and we let the stay with us for four more years so her husband could go to school. When my wife cought her husband taking her credit card she kicked them out of the house. My wife filled for her mother to come live with us in 1995. After she showed up we had her file for my wife's sister and brother. To this day we were never repaid for the what it cost us to get them to the usa plus we sent them to collage. 4 years ago we found out they sold a beach front lot that belong to us and now we are in court to get it back. The last straw is after 23 years her last brothers visa is ready. We retired last year to the Philippines and not one of the brouthers or sisters will let him stay with them. God my wife must have been adopted because she is night and day compared to her siblings. The little I have told you of what they have done is just the tip of the iceberg. Well I'm done for now, thx for leting me vent.
  9. I use Skype to call 1800 numbers for free. You might want to give that a try.
  10. That is true for now but the high cost of land in tagaytay is driving up the cost of land in lipa. Some people are paying crazy prices for lots that have a peek a boo view of taal lake but I bet they have no idea what it is going to cost to build on a lot that steep. By the way what part of Washington are you in? I grew up in Monroe and kent.
  11. Like everything in my life, not as planned We are still in cebu. We wound up getting a place on the beach, something my wife always wanted. We are heading up to lipa later this month to check on the place. I love the cooler weather and laid back lifestyle and being close to the big city is a plus for me. Not much in the way of night life but not far from it. Over all it's a good mix for me, however after 30 years of the wife living were i have to work i think it's time for her to pick were we call home for awhile.
  12. Hi, Joey. Did you and your wife draw up a contract stating that she is the sole owner of the house and lot and it is just being held in trust for her. The reason I ask is my wife trusted her two sisters with the title of her land and it was sold to developers. Sometimes family can be the hardest ones to trust.
  13. My wife has a green thumb and loves to plant everything. She walks around the subdivision picking things to grow. Unfortunately for her the soil here is mostly rock. So I told her let's get some potting soil. After 4 attempts to get a "bag of dirt" a quick thinking salesman said, why don't you get a shovel, the Philippines is made of dirt. That made me laugh so hard my side hurt. Got to love the philippines.
  14. My wife and I have been together for 34 years. I used to tell myself " life is hard in the Philippines". It made me feel better when I was ripped off by her siblings. However her family continued to steal from her even when they got to the USA. Her two sisters transferred land out of her name and sold it for 6.6m. Now we have to drag them into court to get her land back. It took me a long time to understand that Being poor is no excuse for being a thief.
  15. After 34 years I have never got the silent treatment............WHAT Am I DOING WRONG????? Lol
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