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Live in the Philippines is a community of many thousands of people who share their experiences and enjoy reading about the experiences of others. Experience shared is knowledge gained by the many readers who are interested in moving to the Philippines or uniting with their significant other. We offer a huge database of free information as well as a wide range of services from helping you with your travel arrangements, performing investigations, starting a business and even with your visa needs

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Membership Shopping Philippines

By Bob Martin | 502

Membership Shopping in the Philippines More players are coming online Membership shopping is coming of age in the Philippines. There have been membership shopping stores in the Philippines for years. However, in recent years the…

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Trees

By David Haldane | 9

For me, it’s all about the trees. Six of them. For many years, certainly, as long as I can remember, they’ve been standing in the large coconut grove owned by my wife at Magpupungko Beach…

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Balikbayan Box

Balikbayan Box: Everything you need to know

By Bob Martin | 309

Shipping things to the Philippines? You need to learn about the Balikbayan Box! Do you have items that you want or need to ship to the Philippines? The least expensive way to do it is…

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Holiday Blues

By Rob Ashley | 18

My 25-year-old daughter wrote me lamenting that she got the short end of the stick since I moved to the Philippines, that there is no family home that she can go to, to lay on…

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Internet in the Philippines

Internet in the Philippines

By Bob Martin | 640

How is the Internet in the Philippines? My Experience over 2 Decades in Country Internet in the Philippines. Over my years of living in the Philippines, one of the most discussed (mostly negative) topics among expats.…

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philippine dual citizenship

Philippine Dual Citizenship: Complete Guide

By Bob Martin | 1,455

Philippine Dual Citizenship The process we followed I intend this article to be a complete guide to Philippine Dual Citizenship. Everything from thinking about it to going through the process. This article is a compilation…

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The Lost Grave

By David Haldane | 4

It was as if somebody had dropped a burning matchstick onto my lap. First, there was a surprise, then the conviction that I must stand. Without further ado, I jumped to my feet. “Wow,” I…

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The Lady of the House

By Pete McKee | 6

When we moved here, back in the Spring of 2017, my wife, Marlyn opted for semi-retirement. Her employer had offered her a generous flex-time deal, with very liberal vacation time. That worked out well for…

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WHAT'S NEW?

At Live in the Philippines we are working every single day to bring you the best services and content available! We have quite a few new features we've recently added including a brand new forum! We've also added at gift shop, dedicated book store and features that allow you to book 1 on 1 coaching sessions!

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We have a forum for virtually any topic you might have an interest in. Come check out the forum and join our community!

Our forum is absolutely free and you are welcome to come and post your questions or maybe even answer a few.

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OUR TALENTED WRITERS

At Live in the Philippines (LiP) we have featured many talented writers over the years. Some of our writers serve as information providers, others fill the role of expat entertainment. Whatever you are looking for from our site you will find it, and surely one or two of our writers will be your favorite!

Do you want to write for LiP? If so, please contact us and let us know, we would be happy to welcome you to the team!

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Excellent information for those planning on moving to the R.P., especially regarding banking. Bob, as a successful entrepreneur, shares his insights along with other long-term expat’s ideas. WowPhilippines

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Bob’s service was great! He saved me a fortune! I saved more than $1,000 on my airline tickets alone by following Bob’s advice!

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