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Coolmo13
5/18/2022 11:30 EST

What is the expat community like around the Philippines?

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surfingcebu
5/19/2022 11:37 EST

Cool , there are tons of expats from various countries . mostly in the bigger cities etc . There are also alot of 'Broken' expats , that have long stories on how they needed up in the RP and why they cant go back to their original country ( if their honest with you....) . So , be careful on who you pick as friends in the RP - locals and expats alike .

I knew an American guy ...nice enough guy - but he never talked to muck on where he was from in the USA or other details ( red flag #1 ) , but also he was just too young to be 'semi -retired' as he put it . He worked on oil rigs doign a special job , but would would never take a job in the USA of Gulf of Mexico job . I found out he had 3-4 arrest warrants on him in USA and could not renew his USA passport . when his passport expired he moved and blended into the 7000+ islands of the RP . Turns out he had a family in the USA ...and also one in the RP . A typical story . Be on high alert .

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JayT
5/19/2022 06:12 EST

Like life when moving to a new locationin the US, or when moving to a new location anywhere. Life delivers your acquaintances, but you choose your friends, so choose wisely.

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Snowy29
5/18/2022 22:18 EST

It's all about location, location, locaton. If you want to hang out with expats that like drinking and have partners who were/are bar girls Puerto Galera and Angeles is the plae to be.

For more family oriented expats Boracay is pretty good. Most province locations may have a few expats spread arround that moved there to be with their partners and family and are now bored rigid or regretting it and would love to have someone to have a decent conversaion with.

El Nido, Coron etc tends to have transient expats just passing through or holidaying. The major cities will have a mix of all types. If you're exforces and want to meet 10k Seals and Green Berets that fought in every conflict but don't want to talk about it Angeles City is for you. ;-)

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