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A Call for Help – Typhoon Pablo

It has been about 5 years since the start of American in Davao. I have tried to write informative and helpful articles for my readers. I enjoy when followers of this site comment about some value they find with my posts. I try, with time permitting to answer all requests and questions with as honest information. Recently I was going to let American in Davao close since it costs money to keep the registration and hosting...

Financial Freedom Retiring in the Philippines

As you all know and read here and on other sites, living in the Philippines is cheaper than in the U.S. and other countries but there are things to consider. First is inflation. I have not tracked the price increases in the two years I have lived here but one item I remember is gasoline. When I first moved here, gas was about 30 pesos per liter. Today it is 43.80 pesos per liter, which is one peso less than it was in the past...

Difficult Life for Many Filipinos

What I would like to discuss here is the employment outlook for Filipinos and how hard it is to support a family. Most times when I am out, I enjoy talking to Filipinos. Because of this and my open friendly manor I have gotten to know many and about their lives.I ask questions such as their age, marital situation, number of kids and about their life. When I am at the mall to get out of the house I usually, have coffee at one...

Reasons to Move to Davao or the Philippines

Recently many of my articles have, what might be looked at as a negative attitude about living in the Philippines. This is not what I am trying to do. What I am trying to make the readers understand life here is not the same as in America, Europe or any other “First World Nation.” There are many sites with the subject of living, retiring or just visiting the Philippines. Some of these sites make it look like it is the...

Dynamics of Filipina/Foreigner Relationships

The subject of the dynamics and attitudes of relationships between Filipinas and Expats is something I have thought about writing for a while but was not sure how to approach the subject. There are differences in all relationships no matter if you are from the same country, same culture, same racial background, same age range or any mix of them. Here you mostly see older retired men with young women. It is not just expat men,...

A Home for Those with Ambition – Panacan, Da...

There are many charities here in Davao as there are all over the Philippines. Most of the charities are for the small children or the people of an older age. In the past, I have writing about the Field of Dreams boy’s home that is doing wonderful work for young children. Well, through the Expat group, Friends of Mindanao I learned of and visited a wonderful and different concept for a well needed charity. This is Balay Sa...