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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: Magic Sing and Love Songs in the Philippines

By Rob Ashley | 9

You’d think that the most important thing in our home would be the religious shrine, or our bed, or even the refrigerator, but not at our house. At our house, it’s the Magic Sing, a…

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intramuros in Manila

Building Codes, Zoning Laws in the RP So What?

By Paul Thompson | 22

As I traveled from country to country, on every continent during my working life on ships, the one thing I enjoyed was the World Heritage Sights in countries, cities and, ports that had these fantastic…

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Children showing me around

It has grown – Can you Help?

By LeRoy | 14

In the past, I have mentioned briefly about a project that I started about 11 years ago this September.   Bob has invited me to give an update. I was asked if I could tutor a…

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Disconnected

By David Haldane | 6

It started as a tiny niggle. The pocket Wi-Fi we’d purchased just wasn’t putting out the way it should. Then we noticed that our cell phones weren’t connecting. And finally came some devastating news; neither…

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Pasko

By Peter Devlin | 17

‘Tis The Season Do you ever get the feeling when you wake up in the morning that today is supposed to be a special day but you just can’t think why? It happened to me…

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My Life in Cebu: Speaking English in the Philippines?

By Rob Ashley | 19

Today my helper and I went to buy some paint, paint brushes, rollers and “stuff” to paint a room later this week. When we were a block from home I told him, “Let’s leave the…

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A Shipmate explained it to Me

By Paul Thompson | 12

I was at the Boston Army Pier taking my Draft Physical in October 1964, a Navy Chief walked by and asked if I was looking forward to another cheery New England Winter? Hell no; I…

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How much money do you need to live in the Philippines?

By Bob Martin | 242

Updated for 2018 How Much Do You Need to Live in the Philippines? Probably the most often asked question from people who are thinking about living in the Philippines is this – How much money…

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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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