American Nationals Nabbed for Drug Distribution – Cebu City, The Philipppines

DISCLAIMER:  Please keep in mind that the individuals noted below are INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY in a court of (Filipino) law.  What they were arrested for are ALLEGATIONS at this point.  This just occurred on June 1st, and the full story is not yet out.  Heck, even the identities of the foreigners have not yet been confirmed.    Well, after the …

American Nationals Arrested in “Black Money” Scam – Pasay City

Three foreigners have been arrested by the PNP (Philippine National Police) in what authorities are describing as a “black money” scheme. Among the arrested foreigners was 43-year-old Brown Akew Fonboh, allegedly from the United States, 28-year-old Gum Blanche Murphy from Angola and 44-year-old Aroon James who claimed to be from the American territory of Puerto Rico.  All three were arrested …

American National Killed in the Philippines for Refusing to Buy Filipinos Drinks

Disturbing news concerning a murdered American in Negros Occidental, the province just north of own Negros Oriental.  According to all reporting outlets (few and far between as always here), a 57 year old American who was in the process of adopting a Filipino child was summarily shot in the head after refusing to buy beers for two Filipinos.  Shortly after …

Foreigner Gossip in the Expat Community – Give it a Frikken Rest…..

Some of you who have been following the channel for a while know that a friend of ours was tragically (and brutally) stabbed to death in June of 2016.  The murder occurred during a house invasion/robbery while our friend and his American wife were house sitting in Dauin.  It was a horrible situation for all involved, and one that really …

LIVECAST: Mawari Liberated, Support for Drug War, Manila Unsafe and Underwear is a Thing…..

   THIS WEEK IN THE PHILIPPINES 10.18.17 Mabuhay one and all to the Philippine Dreams bi-monthly This Week in the Philippines Livecast, where attempt to address issues that could affect foreigners living, studying, working, retiring or doing basically anything in the Philippines.  It’s all about the good, the bad and the sometimes ugly side of daily life in our little …

LIVECAST 10.11.17: Big Buffalo, Dangerous Drones, and Giving Money/Food to the Poor – Sharing is Caring!

Well, it’s Friday morning and the proverbial cats and dogs are raining down from the heavens.  I was going to do my mile swim over at the Teves Aquacenter but some worrisome lightning strikes sorta shuffled that possibility into later this afternoon.  Here’s hoping that the celestial electrical charges will eventually taper off.  My expanding midriff could certainly use the …