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clarkee replied to the thread Planning to live in Manila in February 2015 on the Philippines forum:
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.
clarkee replied on January 21, 2015 with:
US based through the Office of Personnel Office. I'm retired through the Federal Employees Retirement System.
CAteacher replied on January 21, 2015 with:
Clarkee, is the BC/BS policy US based or BC Philippine? I thought I read in the BC Philippines literature that their BC was accepted at the door of these two hospitals, but I could be remembering incorrectly.
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CAteacher replied to the thread Where to settle in the Philippines? on the Philippines forum:
acol initially posted:
Probably a topic already explored in this forum, but I couldn't find it. I am belgian, will retire in 5 years from now, it's my third time in the Phils and I am planning to settle here. The big question is where? Very personal of course, but thanks for sharing the pros and cons of your own location. Alain
CAteacher replied on January 25, 2015 with:
Preach it bro!
Nephi replied on January 25, 2015 with:
Amen also Standupguy. So very true and beautifully stated..
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roncarolina replied to the thread Visiting in Oct - a few questions on the Philippines forum:
FLJeff initially posted:
Hello All, I will be in the ph the first 2 weeks of Oct and have a few questions if anyone wanted to volunteer some info I'd really appreciate it. First thing to get started, I have a fiancé that I am funding a house and etc for in Dasmarinas City and while she doesn't have aircon yet the house has screens on the windows and as I am from florida the heat is not as bad as it is here so... I want to go straight from Aquino Intl to the house in Dasmarinas but my lady tells me the only way to get there is take a taxi to pasai and then catch a jeep to Dasmarinas, ok I don't have a problem with that but... I arrive in Manila at 10:45pm - I don't expect to clear entry until at least 1am - my girl tells me it is dangerous for me to ride the jeepney at that time of the night (or morning). Is it? What would you recommend as a method of getting from Aquino to Dasmarinas at 1am? maybe rent a car? take a van? I know some of you have experienced this and I'd really appreciate your insight. Thanks. Jeff
roncarolina replied on January 21, 2015 with:
I have been to the Philippines a few times visiting in Bataan in the farm country and in Panabo in Davao. I have had wonderful experiences every time, meeting delightful people. I recently found a youtube video that led me to a great info website called This is a great informational site with lots of subject matter. By the way, I have been to Samal Island (nice) but my favorite is Bagac Beach in Bataan. Check it out. It is NOT a tourist resort, but it is wonderful.
AloisBajgar replied on January 19, 2015 with:
I travelled with my coworker to the Philippines in 1996.In Pampanga,Igot introduced to 7 girls.I was 49 years old.I picked one 39 years old.We are still married.We get along very well.Last winter we spend 5 months in Philippines.Its easy to meet girls,there.In Clark,go to S&M and start conversation with sales girls.Smile and joke.Dont go to Fields av(bar district)You don't finde decent girls there.Luie.
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poochewer replied to the thread Can someone please shed light on internet speeds on the Philippines forum on January 21, 2015:
chrismc1571 initially posted:
I can move anywhere with a good internet connection but it needs to be reasonably fast. What speeds are you guys getting and how much is the cost?
poochewer replied on January 24, 2015 with:
Internet is cheap as dirt here compared to Australia.
chance2013 replied on January 24, 2015 with:
Internet is a bit of a rip off here isn't it?
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cheftech replied to the thread Applying for 13a visa, need police clearance on the Philippines forum:
Baldeagle88 initially posted:
Greetings all. After researching for days I have finally decided to sign up for this forum. Quick story: Met a wonderful Filippa woman awhile ago and things have gone great. I visited her a few times and she came to see my country and meet my family, (USA). We decided to live in the Philippines due to our life vision. We are both relatively young. I am 31, and she is 29. We are getting married in September this year and I am set to leave here August 31st. Now my question is regarding the police clearance form. I have called the Philippine Embassy in NYC multiple times and was told all I need is a simple police clearance form. I went to my local police station and they have never heard of this form but they were able to give me a letterhead write up of indicating that I have no criminal record in the town I have lived in for 8 years now. The person I spoke to at the embassy is saying this is enough, but for some reason I am doubting this. So before I spend the money to fly down to NYC I wanted to ask you guys? What is this police clearance form?? Thanks
cheftech replied on January 21, 2015 with:
Every State has a way to get a copy of your criminal history. You have to pay for it.
TonyMay replied on January 21, 2015 with:
How does one go about A13 police clearance when home country does not give clearance paperwork of the type wanted???
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cheftech replied to the thread meeting Xpat's on the Philippines forum on January 21, 2015:
standupguy initially posted:
I have found that most Westerners I come across in public in the Philippines do not want to make eye contact with me. My filipina wife finds the same thing true in Canada when she encounters other Filipinos there. What is it with that? It's far easier on this blog to make contact than in real life.
cheftech replied on January 21, 2015 with:
I already know. Google works wonders.
nucmedtech62 replied on January 20, 2015 with:
This should help cheftech.
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mjajr09890 posted meeting Xpat's on the Philippines forum on January 20, 2015:
Thanks for your reply, much appreciated.
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Nephi replied to the thread meeting Xpat's on the Philippines forum on January 20, 2015:
mjajr09890 initially posted:
I am also a life member of the VFW associated with Post in Glendale, AZ. Regarding VFW Post 2485 in Angeles, can any VFW members in the PH provide contact info, such as, telephone or mobile number or email address or website link to reach the President and other officials? Thanks.
Nephi replied on January 20, 2015 with:
Mjajr09890, Below is a link to the page that contains the email addresses of the current Commander and others. Hope this helps:
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