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BANGKOK 13 December 2018 22:30
Daveyh

What are the "Pro's & Con's" of living in Philippines?

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I'm thinking of moving to the Phillipines within the next twelve months to retire. Any advice on the best areas to live, what I'll need & general info on expat life there. I'm ex military so have travelled ........... I'm looking for the quiet life now, so island living & a few home comforts would be welcome. Even a beach house would do & a boat for fishing etc. ..... but I'll not be going very far south there as that would be a little extreme. Cheers.

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I'd direct the OP to take a look at a few of the videos posted by this fellow.

 

 

I've not heard anyone gush more about the PI than he does.    He likes the simple life and focuses on what he sees as a low cost life style.

 

If nothing else a look at one or two of his videos offers some  degree of entertainment.

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1 hour ago, watcharacters said:

 

I'd direct the OP to take a look at a few of the videos posted by this fellow.

 

You have to be joking why would OP wanna do that.

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19 hours ago, watcharacters said:

 

I'd direct the OP to take a look at a few of the videos posted by this fellow.

 

 

I've not heard anyone gush more about the PI than he does.    He likes the simple life and focuses on what he sees as a low cost life style.

 

If nothing else a look at one or two of his videos offers some  degree of entertainment.

He’s just a creepy old sex tourist....the only thing of interest to him for the Filipino girls is the pesos in his pocket...sex tourist that’s all

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7 minutes ago, namatjira said:

creepy old sex tourist

 

I don't disagree with you that he seems to fit this bill, but my other comments however hold as well.    His videos can give some insight  to life for an expat in the Philippines.   

 

If one doesn't like it there's the free choice option to totally ignore it.

 

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20 hours ago, KittenKong said:

Some things I dont like: Tax on worldwide income

For foreigners living there? 

 

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If your were in the USA military, live near a U.S. VA hospital.  Do they still have VA hospitals in the Philippine ?

The Philippine is a fourth world country, I saw many western retirees in Angle City with swollen angles.   

 

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For me it seems too be not save enough. Armed securities in front of each shop with valuables. Many people have guns.

 

I don't like their food.

The only thing for tourism you can do is beach life or exploring the nature.

 

The Catholic Church has a very strong influence.

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