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I thought that this may help some of the expats (future expats) living in the Philippines.

Here are some links that I use frequently for keeping up on things;

Weather;
Climate Prediction Center - Global Tropical Hazards Assessment
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
WunderMap® | Interactive Weather Map and Radar | Weather Underground


Immigration;
The Bureau of Immigration, Philippines Official Website - Special Retiree Resident Visa

Exchange rate
Currency Converter | OANDA

Retired Activities Office (letter mail + some advice/useful links) Retired Activities Office (RAO) Subic Bay, Philippines

Properties on Subic
Long Term Lease | Subic Homes
Subic Villas | Tropical Paradise Village | Accommodations Subic
Forest View Leisure Residences
Real Estate Website - Century21

Classifieds for Philippines
Sulit.com.ph - The Philippines' #1 Classified Ads Website
craigslist: manila classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events
Main Index - Motorcycle Philippines Classifieds (for motorcycles)

If you use yahoo mail, you can set up alerts with keywords. This will generate emails to your account with links to news articles on the web for whatever interests that you may have (i.e. "subic", "angeles city", "philippines", etc..)

Hope this helps someone...

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I thought that this may help some of the expats (future expats) living in the Philippines.

Here are some links that I use frequently for keeping up on things;

Weather;
Climate Prediction Center - Global Tropical Hazards Assessment
Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)
WunderMap® | Interactive Weather Map and Radar | Weather Underground


Immigration;
The Bureau of Immigration, Philippines Official Website - Special Retiree Resident Visa

Exchange rate
Currency Converter | OANDA

Retired Activities Office (letter mail + some advice/useful links) Retired Activities Office (RAO) Subic Bay, Philippines

Properties on Subic
Long Term Lease | Subic Homes
Subic Villas | Tropical Paradise Village | Accommodations Subic
Forest View Leisure Residences
Real Estate Website - Century21

Classifieds for Philippines
Sulit.com.ph - The Philippines' #1 Classified Ads Website
craigslist: manila classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events
Main Index - Motorcycle Philippines Classifieds (for motorcycles)

If you use yahoo mail, you can set up alerts with keywords. This will generate emails to your account with links to news articles on the web for whatever interests that you may have (i.e. "subic", "angeles city", "philippines", etc..)

Hope this helps someone...

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Searching for a doctor can be difficult. A site I continue to use to locate doctors, hospitals, and limited info on medications is: The Filipino Doctor.

Taking some medications together can be dangerous and some doctors here will prescribe a med or two without knowing if they are a dangerous combo. For safety, it's wise to check your meds here on the Drug Interaction Checker.
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All, here's the WF Global Remittance site (one of those too big to fail banks! but heck, they Do deliver on this piece to send $ cheaply) and can use BPI, Metrobank or BPO. Also has some in Cebu. I've pasted at bottom from the Asia page. It took me about 10 days to have the whole acct transfer piece active since they have to comm w/ the PI bank you choose, but once you do, it is effortless, esp On Line....Once logged on, I can set the transaction in less than a minute and click send and all done!

https://www.wellsfargo.com/per/intl_remittance/


https://www.wellsfargo.com/per/intl_remittance/asia

With the Wells Fargo ExpressSend service, you can transfer funds from your eligible Wells Fargo checking or savings accounts, or send cash1 to your family or friends (beneficiaries), in Asia.


•Philippines – Bank of the Philippine Islands, Banco de Oro, Metrobank, M. Lhuillier*, Cebuana Lhuillier*
•India – ICICI Bank+, HDFC Bank+
•Vietnam – Vietinbank, Vietcombank
•China – Agricultural Bank of China+3
* To cash only
+To account only
Philippines – You can send up to $3,000 per day to your beneficiary at BPI, BDO and Metrobank. You can send up to $1,000 per day to your beneficiary at M Lhuillier and Cebuana Lhuillier.
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For the latest/current travel warnings posted by the US Dept of State...

go here Welcome to Travel.State.Gov

Also, you can register with this site (via the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) https://step.state.gov ) and you will be provided warnings as they are issued for specific countries of interest. By registering you also are providing information for emergency contact..
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Just got my new Veteran's benefits book. This may be handy info for some to have.

U.S. Department of Veteran;s Affairs
Manila Outpatient Clinic
1501 Roxas Blvd
1302 Pasay City, Philippines

Phone: 011-632-318-8387
Fax: 011-632-310-5957

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Lightbulb Airline Tracking

For anyone interested in airline flight tracking as a hobby. Or if you are expecting a loved one's arrival at any airport in the world, this site is invaluable.

Site can be found here: FlightRadar24
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Cigar factory right here in the Philippines, they also deliver. Just south of Manila in San Pedro, right off of the SLEX. I think they do sell in malls.

Tabaqueria de Filipinas


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Find work in the Philippines, "Not so fast", if your caught with out an Alien Work Permit after you pay your fines you are deported, IAW US Embassy link with more information below

Living and working in the Philippines | Embassy of the United States Manila, Philippines

If you do find a job that will hire you, then before you work a single day you need to apply for an Alien Employment Permit, initial cost is 8,000 pesos with a yearly fee of 3,000 pesos here's a link to the Philippine website listed as Bureau of Local Employment.

FAQs on AEP
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Land Transportation Office has an SMS {cell phone texting service) for various inquiries and for lodging complaints re "for hire vehicles" (PUVs). Link for SMS codes below:

Text LTO
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