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Information about our Social Club Gatherings
Who Wants To Meet
If you are looking to meet up with others post a topic here, don’t forget to add photos if you get together with other forum members.
Life as an Expat
Thinking of a new life in paradise? Perhaps you are thinking of living in Cebu? Ask other expats what they think of living in the Philippines.
The cost of living varies in different areas. Some places are cheaper than others.Is it cheaper to be living in Cebu?
How are others living in the Philippines? What are the differences and why?
Travel and Visa Information. BI questions and Passport Topics
Do you need a visa or a travel permit to stay in the Philippines? Bureau of Immigration problems? Find your answers here.
Where to Stay
What type of accommodation is available in the Philippines?
Transport to from and in the Philippines
Where do you want to go and how do you want to get there? Flights, ferries, car rental, bus, taxi etc
Where are the best places to dine.Tell us your Philippines experience.
Where to find a bar for drinking and relaxation. The Philippines offers it all!
Disability’s- Expats Living in the Philippines with Disability’s
Disability’s, living or visiting the Philippines with a disability?
Language and Local Dialects
Do you need to know a few phrases before you get here? English and Filipino (based on the Tagalog dialect) are the two main languages spoken. What does Salamat mean?
How does the culture difference of the Filipino people affect you?
Building, Renting or Buying Real Estate
What are the laws and regulations on buying or leasing real estate in the Philippines? What can foreigners really own?
Schools and Colleges in the Philippines
What are the best education facilities for your children?
Health and Hospitals
Where do you go if don’t feel well? What health insurance do you need? Who are the best health professionals to see in the Philippines? Which hospitals have the best facilities?
How do you get your belongings to the Philippines? How much will it cost and how long will it take? What about custom’s regulations?
Looking for something in particular but can’t find it? Ask expats living in the Philippines.
Driving and the Philippines
What driver’s licence do you need? How do you find out about vehicle registration’s, insurances, or repairs?
Employment-Working as an Expat
Employment questions and answers for expats thinking of working in the Philippines
Contractors and Tradesmen
List contractors or tradesmen that you recommend or have had problems with.
Often Needed Links Library
A list of often used or needed links.
Immigration for Filipino Spouse
Information and questions about immigrating your spouse to your home country
Social security issues
Military And Veterans
Information for Veteran affairs,Retired military general information,Pensions
Emergency Expat Assistance
The Foreign Assistance Center may be able to help when an expats lands in trouble wit the law. Details in this forum.
Safety and Security
Just how safe are the Philippines? Are there places foreigners shouldn’t go?
Laws and Regulations for Foreigners
What are your rights and responsibilities as a foreigner? Are the laws of this country different to your own? How do you stay out of trouble?
Crime and the Expat- News
This forum is for information regarding major crimes that happen to Expats and tourist in the Philippines.Please note,some members do not like reading the negative posts of life or death for expats so DO NOT READ IF THIS IS YOU.
Scams to be aware of in the Philippines
Scammers are always active whether online or in the Philippines. This forum is to make everyone aware of what scams could affect you.
How do you set up bank accounts and transfer money?
What is the best way to send money to the Philippines? Where can I get the best exchange rate?
What cultural differences and issues can you expect? How do you build good relationships with Filipina women? Age difference problems.
How safe is internet dating? Can you meet your dream partner online? The good, the bad, and the ugly!
What you need to know to get married in the Philippines? Are there any social customs or legal requirements you need to know? What about when the relationship ends?
Cell Phones/Mobile Phones/Internet Service
What type of phone do you need? Which service providers are the best? What is load?
Computers and Electronics
Which is the best for cheap phone calls from your computer? Voip, Magic jack?
What Does This Mean?
Need to know what was said?Ask for translations here.
From the News Desk-Philippines news only
Want to discuss the latest news from the paper or TV?
Please post reported crimes against Expats in the Security and Laws for Foreigners forum.
Join a Club
Looking for a Philippines Expat club to join? Where do expats meet?
Where have you been?
Have you been somewhere in the Philippines that we should know about?
Recipes members like to share
Gardening In The Philippines
What can you grow in your area of the Philippines? Members tips and tricks on gardening in the Philippines.
Sports and Hobbies
Wanting to play bowls or a round of golf? Where are the best diving spots?
Recommend a Philippines Hotel, Resort or Restaurant
Got something to cheer about? Which hotel is the best? Where can I eat good restaurant food?
A Funny Thing Happened
Has anything funny or strange happened to you while in the Philippines? Problems with the wak wak?
Philippines Related Off Topics
Haven’t found a forum to suit your topic? Note: This forum should be used for Philippines topics.
Do you want to sell something? You can advertise here but you will need to pay a small fee which helps with the running cost of the forum.
Housing and Land
This forum is for advertising members private housing sales and rentals located in the Philippines.
Advertise your Cars, bikes, boats, trucks.
Seen an interesting video,share it with us here. Only Philippines related videos allowed. No Pornographic videos allowed
This forum is for videos about any subject at all. No Pornographic videos allowed
Living in China and Taiwan information
Pros and cons of Thailand
Information about living or visiting Japan
This forum covers all southeast Asia countries not listed in the above forums
The World Events Forum
Want to have your say on what is happening anywhere outside of the Philippines?
This forum has been created to allow our members to have their say on anything that is not related to the Philippines. You may discuss most topics but no Political or religion topics allowed. Please read the rules of this forum.
A site for those needing property management in Cebu city. Specialising in airbnb rentals.
A not for profit charity run by member Bruce Wheatley