Part 8 – Q&A.. Answering Questions About the Philippines

Welcome to Part 8 in a series of videos where I answer questions posed by you on a variety of issues about the Philippines.  More parts will follow in this series so be sure to subscribe for the next video.  🙂

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Reekay
www.phbachelor.com

 

Author: Reekay

After 49 years living in Southern California, USA, I decided to move to the Philippines despite never having been here before. In July, 2012, I took a leap of faith and transplanted myself to the amazing Philippines. I am a single man taking an honest look at all that the islands here have to offer, one day at a time. I hope you find my LBTSea site informative, entertaining and hopefully a bit of each. 🙂 Be sure to visit the Forum and other parts of what the site has to offer. Browse around and be sure to sign up for updates via email. Enjoy!
— Reekay

13 comments

  1. HAVING LIVED IN THE PHILIPPINES MANY YEARS AGO BEFORE ATM MACHINES AND CELL PHONES I GUESS MY MAIN QUESTIONS WOULD BE HOW YOU HANDLE YOUR BANKING AND FINANCES TO GET THE MONEY YOU NEED MONTHLY. I ALSO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE CURRENT VISA SITUATION FOR LONG TERM STAYS OR RESIDENCY.

    1. the easiest way to stay in the PH for up to 3 years at a time, repeatedly is by simply renewing the Tourist Visa you get when you first enter the PH. after 3 years you exit and return 24 hours later, re-cycle the tourist visa again.

  2. Hi Reekay! Ever since a Filipina friend (from a dating site, no less) shined the light on the cost of living in PH, the door has swung open on the life to be had in the Philippines and I am standing on the threshold like a kid at the door of a candy store, busting a gut to get in! So many preparations! But with you and other vloggers to hold my hand, I’m gonna make it, I think. In the meantime, I have a few suggestions about your site.

    The first and most important to me is a wish that I could sort things, both here and at Youtube in a more time-linear fashion. While your old posts are certainly worth the time, I would just like to see what you have been up to recently. A second issue is that it took me forever to find a place where I could write you a message. I was attracted by my favorite Joe Walsh line of all time but I didn’t realize it would be such a forum. What should I look for when I just want to fire off a note to you?

    Some topics I have not seen you address – “The 5 Worst Things about the Philippines”. I know mosquitoes will be on that list. “How to Keep a Low Profile itP”. in spite of being taller, whiter and more cash-flush than everyone around you. “What I really miss from Home” or “Most Likely Events that Could Make You Wish You’d Stayed Home”

    As a believer in the “Constructing the Disaster Report” method of risk management, I am interested in taking a good hard look at all the things that could go wrong. Then, I imagine a report summarizing all those worst outcomes and their likelihoods. If I can live with those outcomes, then I’m clear to move forward. Can you help me with that?

  3. Hi came across your you tube channel and enjoyed it . If everything works out I plan to visit the Philippines by the end of the year 2018. I have 1 question
    Are beaches readily available anywhere in the Philippines big city…. I am retired now living in So Florida ( Hallandale Beach ) across the street from the beach and would love to stay near a beach in the Philippines ..Rick

    1. best place for beaches are the smaller islands. it’s a bit of a drive to get to a decent beach if you are in cebu city, unless you pay for a resort on mactan. but on bohol, panglao, dauin and so many other smaller locations, a nice beach is never far away. also check out siquijor.. a great place for nice beaches.

  4. Hi Reekay, in 2010 I met someone online and without doing much research before you knew it we were married. I visited 6 or 7 times in 3 years Long story short she started seeing someone and had a child with this man. Its been 4 years since I have been there and want to get the marriage annulled and am looking for advice on how to proceed, if you would be so kind.
    Thank you,

    1. the short answer to your question is that basically, you will have to pay to get the courts to annul a marriage. you’ll need a PH attorney. but get one via a referral from a satisfied expat in one of the Facebook expat groups. getting an annulment legally is almost impossible. but getting one through an attorney with connections (which cost money) is how it’s done. unless you can prove her husband is a blood relative or mentally insane. check out the FB expat groups for a good referral in the city where she lives, or the nearest metro area.

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