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Jobs and Self Improvement in the Philippines

Here in the Philippines, if you are out and around town you meet Filipinos at different employment levels. Most you meet are clerks, waiters and support staff. Then as you get to meet and talk to people you get to know more from all walks of life.  Some are just comfortable with their lives and some who try to improve. The problem here is they have to make a decision and work hard on their own to improve. Yes, the friends...

How Life Changes, My History

I have written a little about my past and for two years I have written about my life living here in Davao City in the Philippines. I am not going to bore you with stories of my childhood but feel like telling about how my life brought me here. In my younger years and with the aptitude testing when I enlisted in the Army I was always told I had an aptitude for electronics. I always enjoyed using my hands but preferred working...

Domestic Help Update

With my article about our domestic helper and then in the article “At yours Service” I mentioned about our helper and about the three girls Elena’s sister-in-law brought to Davao for friends of hers needing help at home. Our helper is working out better than I expected. She works hard, is friendly and sociable and even will joke with me.  While at home on her day off, she still does household chores. Since she does not...

Domestic Help in the Philippines

With our 2 oldest nieces in review school for their board exams in nursing and our youngest niece in 3rd year of nursing school, Elena decided to hire a maid or helper to assist her with taking care of the house. In America, if you need assistance with the house cleaning, most average families hire a cleaning lady or company to come once a week, or twice a month to take care of the heavy cleaning. These people come to your...

American Unemployment and the Effects to Philippin...

As we all here on the news and from friends and relatives, unemployment has reached one of the highest levels for many years. I was a victim at the beginning of the financial crisis back in 2007. There was so much new housing and as their prices increased, it raised the levels of the resale housing market. What caused this was investors were buying up everything at the low pre-construction prices and we getting 125% zero...

Working in the Philippines if you’re a Foreigner

Many foreigners move to the Philippines for different reasons. Most are men and most are in retirement age. Maybe you just got tired of life and stress in your home country. To move here you must have some savings or pension to support yourself and your possible new wife if you’re single. Maybe you know of a lady from the internet or from a past visit. Maybe you are unattached and think; once you’re here you will find...