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 …

LIVECAST: Balikbayan Box Update and How Things Have Gotten Better and/or Worse for Foreigners in the Philippines

Here’s a transcript of the Livecast that I did this past week on recent goings on in the Philippines.  I’ll be touching on recent balikbayan box shipping changes, Phil Health updates, two foreigners injured during a firefight between the NPA and local police, how life has gotten better/worse for foreigners in the Philippines, and a Scottish national living here who …

Viewer Comments/Questions and Answer LIVECAST from 9.27.17

  Today is Thursday, September 27, 2017, the first day of the rest of our lives…  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present!  Or at least so I am told…. Welcome to the Philippine Dreams bi-monthly subscriber comment and question Livecast, where I regularly attempt to make half-hearted …

1,200 Police Officers Fired in Canloocan, Friction with the Commission of Human Rights and Intimations of National Martial Law

  Today is Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the first day of the rest of our lives…  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift – that’s why it’s called the present! Welcome to the Philippine Dreams weekly Livecast, where I regularly attempt to address issues that could affect foreigners living, studying working, retiring or doing basically …

Philippines Extrajudicial Killings in Dumaguete?

Dumaguete for me has always truly been the City of Gentle People; an easy-going and relaxed city that has routinely lived up to its nickname.  In fact, not too long ago I published a two-part article listing out a number of reasons why our little city has stolen my heart. Over the past few weeks, however, there has been a …

LIVECAST 8.30.17: Working Remotely in the Philippines and Justice for Kian

Today is Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, the first day of the rest of our lives…  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present! Welcome to the Philippine Dreams weekly Livecast, where I regularly attempt to address issues that could affect foreigners living, studying working, retiring or doing basically …

Livecast 8.25.17 – Avian Flu and Another Bloody Week in the Drug War….

[Don’t want to read the article?  Watch the video instead.] Today is Friday, August 25, 2017, the first day of the rest of our lives…  Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present! Welcome to the Philippine Dreams weekly Livecast, where I make at least a half-hearted attempt …