Jump to content
BANGKOK 17 July 2019 02:08
ExpatPH

Philippines 2019 for new expats

Recommended Posts

16 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

I've often walked through the slums at night, everyone is surprisingly friendly, 'good morning sir', 'enjoy your stay in PI', etc. On a hot night the old guys seem to sit outside in the street because it's cooler.

 

Scary first time your confronted with it...and it was for me...yet I was in a commercial/residential area im dam sure it gets worse from where I had been that night..and just 1.5 ks from Mall of Asia.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, SenorJorge said:

where should I go?  I like girls and the beach.  Should I just head to subic and take day trips to nicer beach areas?  Whats the best advice? 

 

Girls: Angeles.

Daytrip: Subic bay.

Beach: Boracay, Puerto Galera, and many more.

Links early in this thread for beaches.

 

Best-Resorts-Subic.jpg_x81755.cf-533x299.jpg

20190617_122616-276x105.png

20190617_122658-385x288.jpg

Beach_picnic_resort_at_Subic_Bay%2C_Philippines.jpg.cf.jpg

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/12/2019 at 3:20 PM, cerox said:

Did you seem them doing a lot of new construction as they do around Cebu?

 

Bohol would be my first serious alternative to CNX if I am forced to move out.

 

The drawbacks I see are the accommodation issues and the "scam" rates for motorbike rentals. The girls, English, and visa hopefully make up for it 😀

 

Didnt see much new buildings coming up, strange since the new airport opened up at Panglao island. Bohol local government want more places to become tourist magnet, not only Boracay, but all over Bohol island Present lack of rooms should guarantee safe investment imo, but no obvious building boom. Few new lowrise places advertised on facebook, else majority are old and outdated rooms. Not value for money for a tourist. If they could only copy Thailand ...

 

Still lack of frequent transport around Panglao Island are a problem that should be improved asap. This bus service has been on/off last year. Buses without proper paperwork was impounded by LTO.

 

Bus Tagbilaran - Panglao

 

http://www.boholchronicle.com.ph/2018/08/08/ceres-offers-16-tagbilaran-panglao-tagbilaran-trips-daily/

 

 

20190617_124510-540x621.jpg

20190617_124522-540x778.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/12/2019 at 4:04 PM, KC 71 said:

I would love to visit one day,but the big boss has got a screw loose and the internet is rubbish by all accounts
 

 

Manila + Boracay have 30 Mbps internet speed, selected areas in Manila 50-100+ Mbps.

Manila companies guarantee 50-100 Mbps that cost 20,000 - 50,000 peso per month!

 

Bohol was better than expected. And I guess Davao city should be good.

 

Remaining of the country, internet speed and reliability are closer to Zero.

3G Still a dream.

 

I'm currently in north Cebu province, Globe has no cellphone signal, or internet.

Smart has 1 bar signal, and less than 1 Mbps internet.

No Skype, no Netflix, no Amazon Prime ...

 

Can't wait to go back to the city.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cebu pacific air, the local budget airline, are famous for long delays and cancellation.

Staff who didnt meet to duty, lead to huge number of cancellations lately.

The scandal came on tv, newspapers and comsumer protection board was involved. 

 

From my own experience, Cebu Pacific total ticket prices  (many add-on) isn't lower than flag carrier Philippine Airlines. Sometimes even higher. I prefer the flag carrier, because they depart and arrive mostly 'on time'. And 25 kilo luggage on economy.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, ExpatPH said:

 

Manila + Boracay have 30 Mbps internet speed, selected areas in Manila 50-100+ Mbps.

Manila companies guarantee 50-100 Mbps that cost 20,000 - 50,000 peso per month!

 

Bohol was better than expected. And I guess Davao city should be good.

 

Remaining of the country, internet speed and reliability are closer to Zero.

3G Still a dream.

 

I'm currently in north Cebu province, Globe has no cellphone signal, or internet.

Smart has 1 bar signal, and less than 1 Mbps internet.

No Skype, no Netflix, no Amazon Prime ...

 

Can't wait to go back to the city.

 

My experiance with internet there was mixed, i booked AirBNB modern condo complex's each time and internt was excellent, the 2 Manila hotels i stayed in both modern, Red Planet, differant locations, was also excellent, Hotel in Palawan smallish but modern pretty good wifi too....Hotel in Porta Galeria...forget it...supplied with a donegal seemed best early morning the rest of the day it was dropping out and mainly out...

 

Phone...i use IPhone and at that time it was a 7, first time i stayed on my Aussie sim connecting to globe...ahhh ok for viber and line forget vid calls or browsing...2cd trip i got a globe sim and worked fine...3rd trip got the globe sim again....same area i was in too half the time....rubbish...was a waste of time.

 

Some coffee shops like the Aussie Coffee Bean have free wifi, not been there enough to know of others, on the second trip that week in Manila i just headed into the MOA and straight to The Coffee Bean to kill a few hours..

 

You will be dieing for a salad after a while...green food is hehehe hard to find...its rice and fried chicken in half the places..they do have Subways there i was rather amused at the size of there salad bar......Thai salad bar is a little smaller than a Subway Aussie one...be perpared for the absolute basic in green vegies and salad....and i mean be prepared...but hey...its a little bit of green .....haha.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, stailmanki said:

Finally the beaches/islands in PH are just fantastic as compared to Thailand, & what really makes a big difference is the much fewer number tourists who come to PH, 6 or 8 million I think as opposed to 38 million last year in Thailand.

It is not only the beaches and islands - highly recommend anyone to watch this posters Utube videos (he has hundreds and all very high quality and interesting).

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/19/2019 at 4:11 PM, ExpatPH said:

When Thailand is no longer a long stay option for more and more people, Philippines are a alternative.

But perhaps not a good option for those hiding from US law enforcement (due DSS) or anyone using/dealing drugs (due local enforcement).

Quote

Eleven American fugitives arrested after hiding out in the Philippines have now been deported to the face justice in the USA.  Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) appears to have mandate to track them down.

https://philippineslifestyle.com/american-fugitives-deported-justice/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, lopburi3 said:

But perhaps not a good option for those hiding from US law enforcement (due DSS) or anyone using/dealing drugs (due local enforcement).

https://philippineslifestyle.com/american-fugitives-deported-justice/

 

Agree lopburi3.

 

Just demonstrates that the local Law Enforcements here in Philippines, are much better than many think.

 

Police, NBI, Drug enforcements Agency and many more, are hard working to catch any who brake the law, or who managed to sneak into the country.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An off topic post about Ed Visa in Thailand has been removed, topic is about:

Philippines 2019 for new expats 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/5/2019 at 8:35 PM, swissie said:

Praise where praise is due. OP has delivered a comprehensive "state of affairs". ... Respect.

 

 

Valuable summary from @swissie  Thank you for taking your time to write that post.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...