Category: In the Philippines

Visiting the Philippines – Be Careful (Part Two) – Money Risks

  If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, inevitably you will visit Philippines at least once. It’s all part of the deal, as it were. Apart from the fact that you need to meet in person to get a

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Visiting Philippines – Be Careful (Part One) – Health Risks

  If you are in an Australian Filipina relationship, inevitably you will visit Philippines at least once. It’s all part of the deal, as it were. Apart from the fact that you need to meet in person to get a

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The Catholic Church influence in the Philippines

  Catholic Church Control, and other myths I won’t be trying to convert anyone to Catholicism today, trust me. And I’d really really appreciate if everyone reading this can look at this from a cultural perspective and not from a

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Health care in the Philippines for Australian expats

  Health care is an essentially important issue to anyone intending to settle and live permanently in the Philippines as an expat Australian. Many of us are getting older, and new families often mean more doctoring is needed than for

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Filipino personal grooming

  Filipino personal grooming is a bit….well….different to what I grew up with. Not sure what young people in the cities in Australia are getting around doing these days, so I might be writing this as a 50+ Queensland-style Australian

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Filipino local dialects – The languages of the provinces

  The Philippines has a national language, known as Filipino….or Pilipino. It was apparently meant to be a mixture of Manila-Tagalog enriched with words from other dialects, but this never happened. Filipino is Tagalog…..pure and simple. And given that this

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A Plethora of PALs – Airlines in Philippines

  Most expats are aware that the national flag carrier airline of the Philippines is Philippine Airlines, also known as PAL, which some say stands for ‘Planes Always Late’. The competition is Cebu Pacific and in recent years, Air Asia.

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The Competition For Your Flying Peso – Other Philippine airlines

  So who are the other ‘PALs’? Of course you will have heard of, and probably flown with, Cebu Pacific. Started in 1988, they flew for the first time in 1996. Since then the airline has, since 2012, become larger

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Philippine Airlines, First In So Many Ways

  I have to say while researching these articles on flying with Filipino carriers I have spent a number of fascinating hours reading about all sorts of aerial adventures. While there have been a fair number of general aviation type

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Not Waving, Drowning – Filipino beach culture

  Most Filipinos live fairly close to the sea. With the exception of those ‘taga bukid’, mountain dwellers, most people live close enough to enjoy a family outing to the sea if they so choose. Given this it never ceases

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