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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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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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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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A Shipmate explained it to Me

By Paul Thompson | 13

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 | 281

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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Retirement! What Retirement? Journals from an Indigenous Philippine Sorcerer.

By Max Woodside | 1

Retired! What? Wow, I’m still not off the hook. I’ve been ‘retired’ 8 years, and I’m still pouring over my journals of Arik’s teachings. I’m not busy grading exams or preparing lecture notes, but busy…

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Damn It’s Still Cold!

By Paul Thompson | 23

Stuff just lasts a long time at “Casa Mayang” (My wife’s nickname) in 1998 we went to Ocampo’s Dept. Store in beautiful Downtown Olongapo here in Zambales Province, on the Island of Luzon. By the…

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Vendor in the Philippines

Street Vendors Lingo

By Peter Devlin | 8

Vendors in the Philippines “Isdaaa! – Moro-Moro, Bangus, at Saka Gulay!” Sound familiar? It didn’t to me until fairly recently. Let me explain. When I first retired to the Philippines I lived in West Insular…

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