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alphamale replied to the thread Filipino/American marriage on the Philippines forum on October 30, 2014:
servicehand1 initially posted:
Any information or personal stories concerning Filipino/American marriages will be greatly appreciated. The Annulment process in the Philippines, the K1 Visa process for immigration to the USA al stories and advice are welcome.
alphamale replied 1 hour ago with:
Met her on the net. Exchanged ideas. She was shy, sister in law did most talking. In Philippines, her relatives came to hotel with judge. Much wine, he 'fixed' the papers to make marriage legal, we married. She always wanted money. I sent. After her arrival, she only talked to her small group. They were not friendly to me. No sex, no conversation, no companionship, only promises. She disappeared. I found hidden paperwork saying she had medical problems, Entered U.S.A. under false pretense. I divorced. Went to Homeland Security and filed paperwork to quit sponsorship. Difficult, frustrating. Now have new fiancee from Bohol. She is proper, sweet, accomplished, not needy, great family. Trying to get her a Visa. BE CAREFUL. A pretty face and shapely body do not insure honesty-integrity. Good luck.
standupguy replied on October 29, 2014 with:
My wife got an annulment in one year. Her former spouse had another gf and kids with her. He signed no problemo. You need to pick up the legal documents from your lawyer and make a final payment then. In Davao City the going rate is $3,500, but we paid $3,900 (Canadian) to get the necessary documents..The Judge gets his honorarium out of that. To cut off her lawyer, my wife told him that our marriage was off (since nothing was final) and that I was returning to Canada, and I wouldn't give her anymore money. She had to do her own filing of the court decision to get her NSO documented annulment. I noticed her lawyer kept a roll of toilet paper on his desk, very professional lol
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davmil2002 replied to the thread Planning to live in Manila in February 2015 on the Philippines forum on October 30, 2014:
fred1942 initially posted:
Hi, My name is Fred. I am worried about getting medical care in Manila . I am looking at Cigna Insurance. Will it cover all? Do I need cash up front? How much? If someone out there has been in a hospital in Manila and can give me some info I would appreciate it.I heard there was Phil health for explats is that true? Any info on moving to Manila would be appreciated. I am 72 years of age and take blood pressure meds and had a bypass 12 years ago and have one stent.. thank you.
davmil2002 replied 10 hours ago with:
St Lukes or a good alternative in Makati is Makati Medical. Expect to take care of yourself in the hospital - that's FIlipino style (their families come and help them with everything - meals, fetching help, doing what you'd expect nurses to do).
chance2013 replied on October 29, 2014 with:
St Luke's is one of the best hospitals in manila but hellishly expensive. Manila itself is hell on earth dont buy a condo there rent for a year then if you really like it if you want buy. The condos are generally very small and expensive and difficult to sell on. Manila is an overcrowded dirty polluted and can be dangerous there so jeep your wits about you at all times, many expats live there but for me i couldnt its the pits
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davmil2002 replied to the thread Police Corruption In Bonifacio Global City on the Philippines forum on October 30, 2014:
danielbaxter initially posted:
http://www.topgear.com.ph/news/motoring-news/concerned-reader-details-how-bgc-traffic-marshals-entrap-motorists Latest of many reports I'm hearing about the intensely corrupt city of BGC and their police force. My advise: avoid BGC whenever possible!
davmil2002 replied 10 hours ago with:
The most corrupt? Now that's going to be a contest where in a place where all the police & entire judicial system are corrupt. You've found yourself guilty of a crime I used to call DWW - Driving while white. Learn some Tagalog or travel with a Filipina and bribe them to go away - they usually will for P500.
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kjcracin replied to the thread ACR Card on the Philippines forum on October 30, 2014:
kjcracin initially posted:
Does anyone know if you can apply for an ACR Card at one of the Extension offices? Thanks, Kelly
kjcracin replied 7 hours ago with:
Thank you Borsia
Borsia replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Banks require 2 Philippine legal photo IDs. Usually that would be your passport + a PH driver's lic or ACR card.
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100fires posted Homeschooling in Sta. Rosa, Laguna on the Philippines forum on October 30, 2014:
I am homeschooling our 8 year old daughter in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. We are looking for a home-school community to do fun activities with. or If anyone is interested, we can make our own fun activity home-school group. We are here...
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Borsia replied to the thread Posting on the Philippines forum on October 29, 2014:
milloy36 initially posted:
I can't find the area to click to post. I go to my home screen pick one of the topics. I see send private message. I see all the posts written. Where does it say to post? Thank you, Milooy36
Borsia replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Uhh you posted this so I'm guessing you figured it out
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standupguy replied to the thread How to find a rental? on the Philippines forum on October 29, 2014:
Mjfrost initially posted:
I just got back from my 3rd trip and have narrowed my first stop choices to Dumaguete, Puerto Princesa and Puerto Galera. The plan is to move around July next. My web searching has turned up few rentals - mostly vacation properties. Any advice on how to find a good apartment or small house? Thanks
standupguy replied on October 29, 2014 with:
We used one of the local tricycle drivers to take us around since they knew the whole area where we live in Toril, Davao City.
Mjfrost replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Thanks Chance - the bit about having a Filipina friend check prices is good (unless she makes a side deal with the landlady - ha!). Frost
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chance2013 replied to the thread Where to move. on the Philippines forum on October 29, 2014:
nucmedtech62 initially posted:
I'm wanting to move to the Philipines in 2015 and I'm wanting to know a good area to move around the Manila area. I want to be near the American VA clinic there and quality medical care. More importantly, a safe area for Americans. Any suggestions?
chance2013 replied on October 29, 2014 with:
I would highly recommend Tagaytay Cavite. A lot of expats there, very cool, sometimes cold in fact, very safe and clean. Can be a bit expensive but if you live just outside town rentals srop drastically. Good restaurants around but no sm mall so no movie theatre, have to go to dasmarinas to see a movie. But in general i think Tagaytay is one of the best places to live in the philippines, but others will tell you where they live is best haha
ruthm replied on October 28, 2014 with:
I would 100% suggest Makati & Taguig - I loved it there so much. With regards to renting, you may be much better off buying a property then renting it as the value of a house is so much cheaper and would definitely be a great investment in the long run! Properties are in the value of about 20-40,000 £GBP - and that is for a fully furnished - absolutely stunning property! Have a chat with Stephen, he will definitely be able to help
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property in PhilippinesDiana Townhouse ( 11-12K /MONTH) 3Bedrooms & 2Toilet and Bath Lot Area: 50 sqm. - Floor Area: 60 sqm.
Mjfrost posted How to find a rental? on the Philippines forum on October 28, 2014:
I just got back from my 3rd trip and have narrowed by first stop choices to Dumaguete, Puerto Princesa and Puerto Galera. The plan is to move around July next. My web searching has turned up few rentals - mostly vacation properties. Any advice on how to find a good apartment or small house? Thanks
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