In order for you to make a more informed judgment, let me tell you some of the prices here in the Philippines. Typical colleges here have tuition costs of $100 monthly and they all accept payment on a monthly basis. Daily expenses for a student run approx. $4 per day; this includes bus fares, internet cafe and lunch.
A doctor office visit runs about $8 and medication is cheap. A major operation in a hospital with a 1-2 week stay can run $400-$1,000. Health care insurance is available for approx. $3-$6 a month depending on family income. When the inevitable medical emergency arises with you and your dollars standing between life and death and you feel cornered, consider that for $50 a year you can provide insurance coverage (PhilHealth Insurance) for her entire family.
The average college graduate earns $190 a month and a public school teacher can earn at most $350 a month. Any job paying more that $300 monthly is foreign based and few and far between. Middle class family incomes here run approx. $250 a month. So when your girl starts talking to you about sending her more money than her family can earn in a month, You might want to cool the relationship until you can meet her in person.
It has been a few years since I have been in the peens (too long, I know). I have a question about sports on TV. Yes, I know I should be banging girls and not watching TV, but sometimes a man just needs sports and for a woman to shut up and cook some lumpia.
I have only been on vacation there, 21 days, and I don’t think I ever turned on the TV, but when I plan to live there, what should I expect for hockey, football (college and pro) and MMA? Tape delays or just not available?
Why is so hard for Filipinas to go to other countries where as foreigners come here (Philippines) and get 21 day visa no paperwork only passport. If they want to extend they pay $ renew for 21 days again. My boyfriend is trying to get me to Australia he tells me paperwork is bula bula when finished there he send here I go to embassey Manilla to get approval. Why is it like that please help me…
So many of us move around so much that it’s difficult to grow any roots wherever we are at the moment! I know, for me, I would not have it any other way! I have loved moving every year, or two, or so… I moved here, to NYC, back in 2003, and have left four times, and returned… As my kids were growing up, I felt bad that I uprooted them as much as I did!
They thank me for it, now, though… Still, I wonder what it would have been like for them to have grown up, basically, in the same place for all of their childhood – my daughter is 26 and my son is 21 (both half caucasian half filipino, and both speak Kampampangan fluently). Their Mom was from Capas, born the daughter of one of the City’s former Mayors.
She had a wonderful childhood growing up on Aranguren, in Capas, all of her childhood, but she now says that she wishes she had the experiences that our children have! So, my question is – how many of us feel that finding ONE place to live for the rest of our lives is both beneficial, and actually an option…..
You can’t own anything other than a condo outright here in the Philippines. That said you can own 40% interest in a Philippines company, sit on the board of directors, and split the remaining 60% ownership up amongst as many Filipino citizens as you like, preferably Cebuanas. I recommend 12.5 x 4 separate people. That way you only need one of the four to vote with you and the rest can be kicked to the curb if there’s an attempted uprising.
Also you can have a 25 year lease, with the option to extend for another 25 years and setting up a lease where you pay 10 bucks a month or 100 bucks a year is not a problem here. I recommend talking with a lawyer and seeing about putting a secondary person on the lease, just in case you get your self kicked out of the country for whatever reason. Then even if they get rid of you, they still have to deal with you when they try to sell the real property.
I have 2 questions to ask and i search online and came to this website which looks really good and lots of information but i didnt find what i want so i thought i can ask here as below :-
1) To Marry With Philippines Girl And Get Permanent Resident there :- What are the procedures as to retire at Philippines we have to have certain Amounts in $$$ to deposit in Phil bank, So what i am thinking is that if we get marry A real marry there and settle there then do we still have to show up money in Phil Bank ? What are the procedure as i heard to apply Permanent Resident at Phil its easier and faster to apply from our country mine is canada.
Hello, I am currently on the way to becoming an expat…at least for a couple years.
I will be moving to Manila (most likely Makati) come September. I will be moving with two of my amazing friends. We plan on finding an apartment in the Makati area for the first year and possibly moving further out after that. We have been planning and saving for this move since August last year and have been doing pretty well. It is a couple that I am moving with and she is Filipina, with a good amount of family over there. I have been, over the time since I’ve decided to make this move been pondering the future. At first I was definitely extremely nervous and most definitely afraid.