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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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My Life in Cebu: How to Watch Sports in the Philippines

By Rob Ashley | 2

One of the things I miss in the Philippines is sports and going to sporting events. Portland, Oregon was a bit limited as it only has two professional teams, the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers and Soccer’s…

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Hamberger with beef brisket

It’s the Taste of Things in Life That Please Me.

By Paul Thompson | 42

As a traveler of the world I have sampled food from all over the world, a lot I’ve sought out and some I nodded no thanks to. An example was in port in Valparaiso Peru,…

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13A Resident Visa might be perfect for you to live on or near an island like this!

13A Resident Visa – The Complete Guide

By Bob Martin | 33

Want to Live in the Philippines? The 13A Resident Visa Might be right for you! In my opinion, the 13A Resident Visa is the premier visa for anybody who wants to live in the Philippines.…

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Animals and Pets

By Luke | 2

My wife and I live in Northern Mindanao since I retired back in 2013. A big change for me, not so for Katleen, Pets and animals have been a part of most of my life.…

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Parade

By David Haldane | 8

I have always loved parades. Only one, however, has made me cry. I’m speaking of the 34thannual Bonok-Bonok street dancing spectacle held last week in Surigao City. The disclosure that it brought tears to my…

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Moving Back to the USA?

Moving back to the USA?

By Bob Martin | 34

Why do Expats in the Philippines move back home? Is Bob Martin going to move back to the USA? For about 3 years or so now, Feyma and I have seriously been considering moving back…

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Snoopy, finding the shade

A Good Dog

By Pete McKee | 19

“A good dog is so much a nobler beast than an indifferent man, that one sometimes gladly exchanges the society of one for that of the other.” (William Francis Butler) We’ve known all along that…

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10 dumb mistakes foreigners make when moving to the Philippines

By JohnM | 375

Expat Mistakes Ten Big Mistakes that Expats Make Hi, Bob Martin here, owner and publisher of this website. John Miele, a former writer here on LiP, wrote this article way back in 2010. Even though…

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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!

Live in the Philippines Forum

Go to the forums and get your questions answered

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.

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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We've helped thousands of people, here is what a few have to say

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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