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malibayman replied to the thread Potential to move to Puerto Galera on the Philippines forum:
Linda275 initially posted:
Hello everyone, I am a new member and looking for some general advice please. Short version, we are looking to change our lifestyle, move away from the UK and potentially invest in a new business venture. I have just found a business for sale near Puerto Galera that interests me, can anyone who has moved to the Philippines and possibly even invested in a business there, please give me some advice on perhaps the 3 top good points and bad points on moving there - or any other guidance on what the top priorities are that I need to consider if moving to this area, Apologies for such a long note. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks. Linda
malibayman replied on March 27, 2015 with:
Hi Linda, how refreshing that you are thinking of opening a diving business in Puerto. I used to live in Manila and went there many many times. White beach is beautiful and clean and as someone has already pointed out, most bars, hotels etc are foreign owned as are all the businesses in Sabang which is where all the dive centers are...about 45 minutes away. My advice...Go there and take a look, speak to the foreigners and get their advice and when in Puerto, stay at Pauls Place. He is a personal friend, has great accommodation, good food, a nice boat, is right on the beach and being in his 70s, has lots of info to pass on. Only drawback...He's an Aussie. I now live in General Santos City, daaan saaaf and miss going to PG.
markcarr replied on February 12, 2015 with:
Hi Linda, We love the Philippines. 1. Visit the country and test the waters with several trips. Try to stay for at least 1 month and see how you feel and adapt to the new people and system. 2. Try to connect with expats early through religious organizations or reputable business memberships. 3. Review the laws for legally staying and exiting the the country. Study the ownership investment and property ownership laws. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding business in Asia. All our best in your endeavors! Mark C.
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malibayman replied to the thread English bread? on the Philippines forum:
sweetie initially posted:
Hi, Just arrived two weeks ago to take up a new job in Makati. It's all going brilliantly so far and I'm loving being here .... but can anyone tell me if it's possible to get regular English-style bread anywhere?? I like the food here but not the sweet bread and I do so love my toast and Marmite .... can anyone help please :)
malibayman replied on March 27, 2015 with:
There is a pub in Makati called The Woodmans Head, 5 minutes away is a Dutch bakery. Ask in the pub for directions. Failing that, move here to Gensan where my wife bakes beautiful bread and English muffins.
sweetie replied on March 06, 2015 with:
Hi Nucmedtech62, Thanks for that, it was nice to get a reply especially from a relative 'newbie' like myself. I'm going to try Market Market and see what they've got to offer. Many thanks again!!
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chance2013 replied to the thread Best Places to Live in Davao City on the Philippines forum on March 27, 2015:
shoppersplace initially posted:
Hi, name is Marc. I have visited Davao City two times to meet a wonderful woman. I usually stay at her place, and also some hotels in Davao. I prefer to live near the city, the malls, etc, but she feels better in the higher areas, more remote, to be safe from flooding. She also wants to be safe from earthquakes, so I have to give up my dream of living In LinMar. So what are some recommendations, if I should move there in a couple of years to retire, to live, possibly a home that is a condo so I can purchase it under my name. Thank You, would like to hear of reviews of all sorts of places to live in Davao. Other than the sheer lack of seeing more than 2 tourists a week, I had a great time..
chance2013 replied on March 27, 2015 with:
Oh and always have an escape plan never burn all your bridges at home if you own a house rent it out full maintanace contract with an agent. So if it goes belly up here you have a home and some money to live on.
chance2013 replied on March 27, 2015 with:
If you want to live in a town live in a town don't just live in a remote village it might drive you crazy. One thing you will miss here is conversation with people who understand you. Coming here for holidays is great but to live here is totally different. Philippines is like caviar you either love it or you hate it. It can be hugely frustrating, the driving is terrible here be warned. You as a foreigner are a target for scams and robbery, so dont wear jewelry or expensive watches. You will be smiled at, flirted with by some really bveautiful girls really good for your ego, even tho a lot just want your money. DO NOT buy or pay for a house or land, before you come here however much of a bargain it is. When you do finally live here rent for a couple of years, you can easily move if you dont like the area. If you buy and you hate it your stuffed, not like the west property is a really slow seller here.don't even think of a business here unless you are prepared to lose your investment. Condo's are usually very small and well over priced, with maintenance fees every month, that they may not even do. And many charge yo a small fortune to park your car. So my advice is, live where YOU want not your gf, keep your money in a bank in your country and transfer. Don't tell anyone how much money you earn or possess. Sounds too negative? No not really just takes time to settle and accept everything.
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shoppersplace replied to the thread Where are the Best Beach Condos in Phillipines ? on the Philippines forum:
finsim initially posted:
Hi My wife and I are looking to buy an apartment which we would use as a holiday home for about 10 weeks a year and then rent out as a holiday let the rest of the year. I will be visiting the Philippines in April and am looking for suitable areas. We would like ideally somewhere with good beaches, views, safe (security at condo). ideally good snorkelling nearby. On the Internet I have looked at Boracay but there doesn't seem too many condos. Cebu ( eg Reef condo) looks good. Budget about $300000 US to $450000. I would really appreciate others advice on good locations Thanks Finsim
shoppersplace replied on March 26, 2015 with:
I just returned from Samal island off Davao City. There seemed to be a few condos being built there, and that is a sweet place with turquoise water.
CAteacher replied on March 25, 2015 with:
BTW finsim, Ayala projects, like the one suggested, are certainly within the budget you listed.
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cheftech replied to the thread DNA test reveals child not mine on the Philippines forum on March 26, 2015:
mjajr09890 initially posted:
Attn: markgottawinner I am curious, is your wife a US citizen? If you were in the military, is your wife enrolled in DEERS? While you were at the US Embassy, did the rep assisting you refer you to the VA Regional Office here in Manila regarding benefits you were seeking? By providing this add'l info it will probably help you get a better response to the thread you've posted. mjajr09890
cheftech replied on March 26, 2015 with:
Who is the baby daddy on the birth certificate?
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poochewer replied to the thread Bicutan prison on the Philippines forum on March 26, 2015:
confusedgal initially posted:
Why would a foreign national want to be transferred to Bicutan? Instead of going to Makati City Jail? Everything I've read online suggest that getting out of Bicutan is impossible, that the conditions are even worse. Is their something better about one or the other if you had the chance to choose?
poochewer replied on March 26, 2015 with:
A filipino jail is heaven, compared to a US jail.
Nephi replied on March 25, 2015 with:
The last place on earth ANY expat or visitor would want to be is in ANY Philippine jail or prison. So in answer to you question and having not heard of a story of this kind; is that whoever this is, would likely be making the request for one of two reasons. Either he or she is not thinking right or there is something or someone there that is a life threatening danger.
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mjajr09890 posted DNA test reveals child not mine on the Philippines forum on March 26, 2015:
Attn: markgottawinner I am curious, is your wife a US citizen? If you were in the military, is your wife enrolled in DEERS? While you were at the US Embassy, did the rep assisting you refer you to the VA Regional Office here in Manila regarding benefits you were seeking? By providing this add'l info it will probably help you get a better response to the thread you've posted. mjajr09890
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gworsham posted Dentist on the Philippines forum on March 26, 2015:
Any recommendations for a Dentist in Dumaguete?
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markgottawinner posted DNA test reveals child not mine on the Philippines forum on March 26, 2015:
Can someone tell me if I can adopt a child proven not mine when DNA tests ordered by the U.S. Embassy came back negative? Before I found out that the test results were negative I was trying to get survivors benefits and claim my child and wife as dependents with the V.A. Compensation. Until today, I thought the child was legitimately mine but she is not mine the tests revealed. I love this child. I have reared and supported her and the child's mother is legally married to me now. Problem is that the tests says the child is not mine. My question again is.., can I adopt the child and still claim her as a dependent and get V.A. benefits for both my wife and the adopted child within the U.S. Embassy guidelines and Veteran Administration rules and regulations? Your knowledge in this matter is greatly appreciated.
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adoboyes replied to the thread What's the best condo developer in Metro Manila? on the Philippines forum:
jenfromtheblock initially posted:
I want to know the best condo developer in Metro Manila who has a proven track record when it comes to turnovers, PMO, etc. Thanks!
adoboyes replied on March 25, 2015 with:
I agree with the posts here except for 1 developer mentioned. Just go google this developer's name and add "complaints" or "turnover issues" and you will know which one I am talking about. Always tell your agents to give you the ALL IN computation of all the payables of your condo unit or else you will be caught unprepared for future expenses that was previously undoaclosed during the closing of deal.
Aleph replied on December 04, 2014 with:
Hi, Try the projects of Robinsons Land Corporation, they've been awarded by Euromoney as the Best Managed Company for the year 2013 and 2014, they are the only real estate developer in the Philippines that is included in that list. If interested contact me @ +639066291229 Best regards, Paul Garcia Account Manager, Robinsons Land Corporation
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