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Showbiz for ugly people? How Filipino politics is one big soap opera
Staff Writers January 25, 2017

Ever wondered why politics in the Philippines is so melodramatic? Or how any Filipino who gets even remotely famous ends up in public office? Anna Cristina Pertierra of Western Sydney University about how the country proves the old adage that “politics is show business for ugly people”....

Hypocrisy, Nepotism and Corruption in the Philippines
Dariush Onsori June 1, 2021
East Asia and the Pacific Perspective Series

Nepotism In The Philippines
Introduction Nepotism is the unfair practice by a powerful person of giving jobs and other favours to relatives.

Nepotisme in the Phillippines

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The Philippines

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FAQs: Why spell it as ‘Filipinas’?
Aug 15, 2021 Virgilio S. Almario
When writing in Filipino, how should we spell the name of our country? National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario answers some of the frequently asked questions in this debate.

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The President, Vice President, Pres. Duterte: 'No statesman' - Etc., Authorities



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Political system, Etc.
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Filipinos take up fight for Hague ruling on its 5th anniversary
Jul 12, 2021 Sofia Tomacruz
Fisherfolk, business leaders, scientists, soldiers, and the academe call on government to protect the country's rights in the West Philippine Sea after President Duterte fails to do so

The Philippines - China relations - China's greed, Duterte’s generosity - Is Duterte a lapdog of China? - POGO - Etc.
Cases - Etc. about Baselines of the Territorial Sea of the Philippines


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Constitution & Laws - Etc.

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The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library of Law of the Philippines
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Hot TOP Stories
The Seat of Power - The Dictator's Playbook - Etc.
Anti-terror Act of 2020 - Lessons from fighting a dictatorship
The Philippines' China relations UPDATED 21, May 2021
China's greed, Duterte’s generosity - Is Duterte a lapdog of China?
"Change is here"
Dark Days of Authoritarianism - A petty dictator - Etc.

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Facing the threat of red-tagging

Duterte and his generals - Etc.

Philippine National Police - PNP

Duterte sees Chinese president as ‘personal protector’

Allowing Duterte's VP run can open door to another dictatorship
Jun 23, 2021 Michael H. Yusingco

5 years after Hague ruling, China's presence around PH only growing
Jul 9, 2021 Reuters

China dismisses Arbitral Award to PH as 'nothing more than a piece of waste paper'
July 13, 2021 Roy Mabasa
For China, the historic July 12, 2016 ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that rejected its excessive claims in the South China Sea is nothing but a piece of “waste paper.”

FALSE: 2016 Hague ruling does not bind China
Jul 27, 2021
Claim: The Hague arbitral ruling on the West Philippine Sea in 2016 "does not bind China," according to President Rodrigo Duterte.
The facts: The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) binds parties of the dispute to the ruling of the arbitral tribunal. Former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario also reiterated the ruling’s validity and binding power in May 2021.

Carpio refutes Duterte, says Hague tribunal heard China’s position
Jul 28, 2021 Mara Cepeda
Retired Supreme Court justice Antonio Carpio debunked President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim that no arbitration happened over the West Philippine Sea supposedly because China’s position was not heard by the Hague tribunal in the Philippines-China case.
“This is totally false,” said Carpio on Wednesday, July 28, during the 1Sambayan opposition coalition’s panel discussion two days after Duterte deliver his final State of the Nation Address (SONA). Look also This article and above

Ex-navy chief Giovanni Bacordo on dealing with Chinese incursions in West PH Sea
Aug 18, 2021 - with Video
What are the most difficult challenges faced by the Philippine Navy when it comes to dealing with Chinese incursions?
Tension between the Philippines and China continues to rise in the West Philippine Sea.

'Duterte's shameful legacy is undermining arbitral award secured by PNoy on South China sea'
August 20, 2021 Roy Mabasa
Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario on Friday said President Duterte will leave a “shameful legacy” for squandering the 2016 Arbitral Award in favor of Chinese loans and investments which have “barely materialized to this day”.


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Peace Talks


UPDATED Dec 06, 2021

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Democracy and disinformation
United Nations urges Philippines to let Nobel laureate Ressa travel to Norway
Nov 30, 2021 Reuters
'We urge the government of the Philippines to immediately withdraw any such restrictions and allow her to travel to Oslo,' Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General says

The Video: UN urges Philippines to let Nobel laureate Ressa travel to Norway
ABS-CBN News Nov 30, 2021

Anti-disinformation group says court should let Maria Ressa attend Nobel ceremony
Nov 29, 2021 Pia Ranada
The Movement Against Disinformation says Ressa's Nobel Peace prize win is historic for Filipinos, making her presence at the awarding 'symbol, urgent, and necessary'

Calida blocks Maria Ressa's travel for Nobel Prize: She's a 'flight risk'
Nov 25, 2021 Lian Buan
The Supreme Court had previously allowed travel for convicted persons but the Solicitor General argues that those people did not express 'a total lack of respect for the judicial system'
Calling the Rappler CEO a "flight risk," Solicitor General Jose Calida has filed an opposition with the Court of Appeals (CA) seeking to bar Maria Ressa from traveling to Oslo, Norway, in December to personally receive her Nobel Peace Prize. Look also the Video

PH still among deadliest places for journalists
Krixia Subingsubing October 30, 2021
The Philippines remains one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, according to a global media watchdog report released on Friday, which again highlighted the dangers faced by media professionals working under hostile governments or weak criminal justice systems.

PH retains ranking as 7th deadliest country for journalists in global index
Frances Mangosing October 29, 2021
The Philippines remains to be one of the worst countries when it comes to unsolved killings of journalists, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Global Impunity Index.

A conversation with 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa
Oct 8, 2021 with Videos

Nobel Peace Prize honours freedom of speech
Linda Bordoni 08 October 2021
The announcement of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize highlights the right to information and freedom of speech in a world where democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.

‘Important signal’: World leaders praise journalists Ressa, Muratov for 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 9, 2021 Sofia Tomacruz

What you need to know: Filipinos and the Nobel Peace Prize
Oct 9, 2021

Freedom of expression and online trolls
Jul 31, 2021 Antonio T. Carpio

Duterte takes lies offline in SONA 2021
Jul 27, 2021 Vernise Tantuco
Even during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 26, President Rodrigo Duterte continued to spread falsehoods about media giant ABS-CBN.

The Video: Christiane Amanpour, Maria Ressa & Ramona Diaz in Conversation About “A Thousand Cuts”
Christiane Amanpour hosts a roundtable conversation about the new documentary “A Thousand Cuts” with director Ramona Diaz and film subject Maria Ressa, a prime target in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on the press.

When democracy is attacked, the first casualty is the truth

There's NO MORE Freedom for Speech & Press, etc.

Fight For and Defend Media, Speech & Press Freedom, etc.

UPDATED 30, July 2021


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Poverty, Slum, Live in Cemetery - Etc.

Many things have been changed since this album had been made - progress, development, yes -
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Disasters, Disaster risk management, preparedness & recovery - Etc.
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Many things have been changed since this album had been made - progress, development, yes -
- NOTHING REAL for the MANY many poor filipinos -


Updated Oct 05, 2021

The albums about

Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos, Sr. - Etc.

President - Dictator - Martial Law - Burial - Etc.

Marcos ill-gotten wealth - Etc.

Law of Duterte Land: Marcos ill-gotten loot and where to find it

First Lady Imelda Marcos - Imee Marcos - Etc.

Look: Martial Law and Anti-graft court orders turnover to PH gov't of P1B Marcos loot

The Dictator's son Bongbong Marcos files candidacy for president and want Rodrigo Duterte to be his vice president

Again AboutPhilippines just ask: Is "Duterte, a Marcos lapdog" and NOW we may ask: Is the whole Duterte family Marcoses' lapdogs??????


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Education - History, Creating a NEW ERA, and MUCH more!
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Education in the time of coronavirus, Homeschooling, E-Learning - Etc.
Stop Bullying & Hazing, the growing problem in schools



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Transport to school


The album about

Safe Water Supply - general
Water shortage
Water Supply - Sanitation - Etc.
Sanitation - Restrooms - Etc.
Safe Water to All
IMPORTANT Look: Dams - Water Supply


The album about

Wastes - Garbage - Landfills - Laws - Etc.
Wastewater - Etc.
Wastes - Etc.
Sanitary Landfills - Garbage Dump
Garbage heads to Philippine landfill
Live by Garbage


The album about

Transportation & Guides - "PHILIPPINE-STYLE" Then and Now

Presidential transport

Heritage Transport



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Tourism info

Great places to visit - Where to stay

Activities to do  for Education - Sports - Fun - Relaxing - Etc.

Maps of Philippines, islands, Cities - Municipalities & Barangays

Historical maps and many other kind of maps of the Philippines about - of The Philippine Territory, showing where the regions, provinces etc. We have some maps in the albums also as pdf file.



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Nature, Environment, Flora, Fauna, Farming, Mining and the Concerns & Conflicts - Etc.

Landscapes and Great Places and their traditions to visit e.g.:
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Architecture: Heritage, Present & Ethnic

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War on Drugs, Extrajudicial killings, Davao Death Squad, Media killings - Etc.

The album about

War on Drugs
Extrajudicial killings, Davao Death Squad, Media killings - Etc.

Killing as state policy: 10 things the ICC says about Duterte’s drug war
Sep 16, 2021 Jodesz Gavilan
The International Criminal Court’s pre-trial chamber says killings of suspected drug personalities ‘has been frequently encouraged’ by President Rodrigo Duterte himself

IMPORTANT Davao Death Squad, DDS

Videos in the album:
Being a filipino Worker, OFW, Balikbayan

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Being an Overseas Filipino Worker, OFW - Balikbayan - Balikbayan Box Tutorials


Laws - codes & Rules - OFWs, Balikbayan, Passport, Immigration

OFW policy and OFWs Migrant life in Middle East e.g. Iraq - Libya - UAE - Kuwait - Qatar - Saudi Arabia in ASEAN e.g China, Hong Kong, Japan - Etc.

12 DO's and DONT's of Balikbayan-box shipping


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Food, Drinks, Bread, Cakes, Desserts, Recipes, Tutorials, Where to Eat, Etc.


The album about

Radio and Televison systems etc.

in the album Media, Laws, Safety, Speech & Press Freedom, Fake News, Crimes, Etc.


The album about

Newspapers - Magazines - Etc.

in the album Media, Laws, Safety, Speech & Press Freedom, Fake News, Crimes, Etc.

Videos in the album: Proud To Be LGBT in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy - Etc.

The album Proud To Be LGBT about

LGBTQIA - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual - Etc.

11 articles to understand why the SOGIE bill is important
Nov 5, 2020

The Philippine Flag - Evolution - Flag days, National Symbols - Etc.

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How to sing PH national anthem, and display symbols in proposed flag code
Mara Cepeda June 30, 2017

A House bill sets tougher penalties for improper singing of 'Lupang Hinirang,' as well as incorrect usage of the Philippine flag and other national symbols.

34 arrested for sitting out national anthem at 'The Hows of Us' screening
Rambo Talabong September 06, 2018 - with Video
Refusing to stand up and face the flag could land you in jail during the singing of the Philippine national anthem.


The Philippine Flag - Evolution - Flag days - Etc.

with e.g. these albums:

The Story of Our Flag
ABS-CBN News November 05 2020

What are the flag protocols and why are they important!

How to properly dispose worn out PH flags

Evolution of the Philippine Flag

What Philippine Flag Days mean

Where to find Philippines' first flag

The article

Sen. Pacquiao files bill proposing 9th ray in sun in PH flag
January 30, 2021 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao wants a ninth ray added in the sun of the Philippine flag.

AND below

The Flag Days: May 28 to June 12

On May 28, 1898, the Philippine flag was first unfurled after the Philippine Revolutionary Army defeated Spanish forces in the Battle at Alapan, Imus, Cavite. The national flag was yet to be formally announced on the day of that battle. It was formally presented to the people on June 12, 1898.

The History of the Philippine Flag

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The History of the Philippine Flag

The Evolution of the Philippine Flag

FAST FACTS: Philippine flag misconceptions and other trivia
Mary Gleefer Jalea June 11, 2016

May 28 to June 12 mark the Flag Days in the Philippines. How much do you know about the country's national flag?

National symbols of the Philippines National symbols of the Philippines
Breach in protocol over PH presidential flag during Xi's state visit
Jodesz Gavilan November 21, 2018

The lone presence of the Chinese flag during the welcome ceremony and review of the guards by the 2 presidents is unlike any other state visit.
The sight of the lone Chinese flag behind Presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Xi Jinping as they made their way past the honor guards in Malacañang on Tuesday, November 20, caught the eye of not a few.

‘No meaning’ in Palace displaying only Chinese flag during Xi visit, says Lorenzana
Sofia Tomacruz November 22, 2018
‘They are in our land. This is our country. Perhaps that was just a show of respect to the guest,’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

IMPORTANT: Is China our new America?

AND the Video in the album The Flag - Evolution - Flag days - Etc.:

Explainer: What are the flag protocols and why are they important?

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines calls shoe brand out for using Philippine flag on sneakers
July 18, 2018

The red, blue, yellow and white sneaker doesn't only use elements of the flag. The shoe tongue is practically a replica of the flag.

Disrespect for the flag

PH flag used as shade from summer heat and MUCH more incidents
Mary Joy Quimpo May 27, 2017
This is not the first time an incident involving disrespect for the flag has gone viral.

For those who aren’t familiar with the law regarding the proper display of the flag, here’s a quick list of some of the do’s and don’ts.


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Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

the national anthem of the Philippines. Its music was composed in 1898 by Julian Felipe, with lyrics in Spanish adapted from the poem Filipinas, written by José Palma in 1899.

Text in many languages

The Philippine Flag, National Symbols - Etc.

34 arrested for sitting out national anthem at 'The Hows of Us' screening
by Rambo Talabong September 06, 2018 - with Video
Refusing to stand up and face the flag could land you in jail during the singing of the Philippine national anthem.

The history of Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

HERE and both music and text - music alone

The National Anthem’s predecessor and influences

How to sing PH national anthem, and display symbols in proposed flag code
by Mara Cepeda June 30, 2017

A House bill sets tougher penalties for improper singing of 'Lupang Hinirang,' as well as incorrect usage of the Philippine flag and other national symbols.

Lupang Hinirang

music-notes for piano

music-notes for piano and guitar

Videos Anthem in different languages

Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

We Say Mabuhay - Anthem of the President - March of the President

Anthem - etc. album

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The Anthem - Lupang Hinirang - Chosen Land

National Anthem - DepEd

Himno nacional filipino - Original version in Spanish

National Anthem: 1899 - Present

Anthem, in: Cebuano, Ilonggo, Butuanon, Eskayan, Ilocano, English, Original Spanish


Pinetree Duds under Sir Dandy, SPANISH

and played on pipe organ. Sorry, the church and organ are unknown

Anthem of the President, 'We Say Mabuhay'

composed by the bandmaster and orchestra leader, the late Tirso Cruz, Sr.

Look the full description of the video HERE
March of the President, AFP Military Honors


Anthem in Filipino Sign Language

Remark this is an album in the album Filipino Sign Language - FSL in the album Languages of the Philippines

Presidential Residences - etc.

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Malacañan Palace

Malacañang Palace, or officially, Malacañan Palace, is the official residence of the President of the Philippines


Malacañang Palace

Documentary 1998

Inside: Malacañang - 2012

Malacañang Palace with museum

Revisit Malacañang Palace's history
Did you know that Malacañang was supposed to be renamed "Buenacañang" to stave off bad luck? Jun 11, 2013

President Duterte to rename Malacañang Palace Aug 26, 2016

Tour inside Malacañang Palace's Presidential Museum and Library

The Presidential Museum and Library is located within Malacañan Palace. It is responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency. It is also open to the public.

Malacañang Palace's Presidential Museum and Library was established during the Macapagal administration to collect, identify, and display relics accumulated during the respective incumbencies of the presidents of the Philippines. Such items reflect the important contributions of those presidents to the national development of the country. It was also tasked to acquire through donation or loan such relics which have something to do with the various presidents, their First Ladies and their families.

Remark these are albums in album Malacañang Palace with museum & library

A Guide to Malacañang's Presidential Museum and Library

Virtual tour of Presidential Museum
Pia Ranada July 08, 2017
Anyone with internet access can now tour the Presidential Museum and Library and see its precious memorabilia on Philippine presidents.

Malacañang Museum's Facebook

Are ghosts really haunting Malacañang?
October 31, 2016 Ruth Abbey Gita

Bahay Pangarap is Duterte's official residence in Manila
Pia Ranada July 06, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte, set to be the second president to live in Bahay Pangarap (House of Dreams) located in Malacañang Park within the Presidential Security Group compound in Manila.

The Malacañan sa Sugbo (Malacañang sa Sugbo colloquially; Malacañan in Cebu in English; Malakanyang sa Cebu in Filipino) is the official residence of the President of the Philippines in the Visayas region, located in Cebu City.
'Executive House' in New Manila, the future home of the Office of the Vice President
Bea Cupin June 20, 2016

What's it like inside Quezon City's 'Executive House' in New Manila, the future home of the Office of the Vice President
Vice President-elect Leni Robredo won’t be holding office inside the Coconut Palace unlike her predecessor, Vice President Jejomar Binay

What's a Marcos painting doing in Robredo's future office?
June 21, 2016
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, who oversaw the renovation of the former 'Boracay Mansion' into the QC Executive House, explains the Jose Blanco piece

The Tahanang Pilipino (Filipino Home), better known as the Coconut Palace, is a palace in Manila, Philippines

Look also HERE

The Santo Niño Shrine - Museum
one of the 29 presidential rest houses that the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos had built.

Santo Niño is the patron Saint of Leyte.
It is located in Real Street, Tacloban City. The First floor is where the Chapel is located and on the sides are rooms made from native materials.
Paintings of the 14 stations of the Cross done by Filipino artists, wooden bas-relief of the legend of the First Filipino man-woman (Si Malakas at si Maganda ); tastefully decorated guestrooms of varied Filipino motifs; image of the Holy Child; a collection of original paintings by Fernando Amorsolo; spacious ballroom

Santo Nino Shrine in Tacloban, Leyte: Before Yolanda

Sto. Niño Shrine and Heritage Museum after Yolanda
45 Pictures of What’s Inside It Now
October 11, 2014 Victorino Q. Abrugar

Imelda Marcos’s tropical 'palace' rots one year after Philippines typhoon
Tom Phillips, Tacloban 06 Nov 2014

Presidential transport - Etc.

All Videos in this section are in the album Presidential transport

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Presidential cars in Philippine history
May 15, 2016 - Jul 12, 2016


Duterte wants to use pickup truck as official presidential vehicle - DZMM TeleRadyo, 16 April 2016

Look descriptions on the videos or HERE

11 Historic Philippine Presidential Cars We Love

IN PHOTOS: Cars used by Philippine presidents now on display
August 19, 2018
Check out the Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine used by Elpidio Quirino, the Willys Jeep used by Ramon Magsaysay, and more in this first-of-its-kind museum

The Vice President of the Philippines generally rides in a Mercedes Benz W140 S-Class
Presidential yachts

from 1921 to the present BRP Ang Pangulo, renamed to BRP Pag-asa (AT-25)

Duterte orders Navy to convert presidential yacht into coronavirus hospital
Sofia Tomacruz April 04, 2020
President Rodrigo Duterte wants the Philippine Navy to run the planned hospital yacht

LOOK: Philippines' presidential yacht set to take in coronavirus patients
April 12, 2020
BRP Ang Pangulo can accommodate 28 patients and 5 medical personnel, says the Philippine Navy

The Videos

The President Duterte reminded soldiers of his promise to sell the presidential ship BRP Ang Pangulo.
Pia Ranada July 21, 2016. Look down the site to 'Improved AFP hospital'
Duterte said he planned to sell the ship in order to rebuild the AFP Medical Center, also known as V. Luna General Hospital

P2-billion jet for Duterte, military arrives in the Philippines
September 22, 2020 Rambo Talabong

The P2 billion ($37 million*) worth G280 Gulfstream jet meant to be used by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Cabinet, and top military officers has been turned over to the Philippine government.

The Presidential Planes during the history

The Air Force's 250th Presidential Airlift Wing provides air mobility to the President as well as the first family, visiting dignitaries, and VIPs.

When the President travels outside of the country, aircraft from Philippine Airlines are usually chartered. The call sign PR001 is used to represent an aircraft operated by Philippine Airlines to transport the President.

The fleet includes: 1 Fokker F28, which is primarily used for the President's domestic trips and it is also called Kalayaan ("Freedom") One when the President is on board, 1 Fokker F27 aircraft, 4 Bell 412 helicopters, 3 Sikorsky S-76 helicopters, and 1 Sikorsky S-70A-5 Black Hawk. On October 2019, the government purchased a Gulfstream G280 aircraft for use by the President and other senior officials, and is set for delivery by 2020.

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The fleet during the years

Marcos-era presidential jet to get replacement
October 08, 2019 Gilbert P. Felongco
‘Kalayaan’ to be replaced by more modern Gulfstream executive aircraft

Duterte wants to turn presidential plane into 'air ambulance'
by Pia Ranada August 08, 2016
The President says he doesn't mind giving up the presidential plane because he is already 'comfortable' using commercial flights or small jets

Regions, Provinces and City Hymns - Etc.

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Hymns of Regions, Provinces and Cities, etc.
Regional Hymn of the Cordillera Administrative Region
Region IX Zamboanga Peninsula Hymn
slide show by MARLOU ELCAMEL
Cebu Provincial hymn, SUGBO HYMN
Toledo City official Hymn
Carcar City Hymn, Cebu Province
My Mandaue
Barangay Talamban's Cebu City, Anthem and barangay promotion
Provincial Hymn of the Province of Bukidnon - Bukidnon My Home
Performed by the Bukidnon National High Choir
Biliran province hymn
Mountain Province Hymn
Sultan Kudarat province official Hymn
Asipulo City Hymn - Ifugao province
Balanga City Hymn
Canlaon City Hymn
Cavite Hymn
Christian Bautista sings the Cavite Hymn
Official Hymn, Province of Capiz
Iloilo City Hymn
Kidapawan City, Cotabato - Kidapawan Hymn
Olongapo City - Hymn, Zambales
Rizal Province
Mabuhay Rizal Hymn
Sagada hymn with lyrics
City of San Jose del Monte, CSJDM, Province of Bulacan
Official Hymn

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Official Gazette

the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines.

Presidential Communications Group or simply the Communications Group
a collective name for the newly formed offices within the Office of the President of the Philippines and refers to the following positions and offices: the Presidential Spokesman and the Presidential Communications Office

Malacañan Palace

Malacañang Palace, or officially, Malacañan Palace, is the official residence of the President of the Philippines

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Intro about: The Philippines

Geography, Politics, History, Culture, Economy, Etc.


Tatlong Bituin sa Hilaga - Mavulis Island
ABS-CBN News - Jun 12, 2019
Follow Jeff Canoy's journey to Mavulis Island in Batanes to see how the military and local fishermen are protecting the country’s colors - and its three stars and sun - at the northern frontier.


The Reinventionists: Filipinos who are pushing the country forward
Jan 30, 2019


Tiempo Muerto MTV Ilonggo with English subtitles
Aug 3, 2020 Malu Maniquis
Centuries-old slavery should end during our generation! Please support their collective farming "bungkalan" campaign as a temporary means for them to survive while the sugar farmworkers' unions under NFSW continue their long-drawn legal struggle for ownership of the land under the land reform program.


Tiempo Muerto
Nov 6, 2019 Malu Maniquis
I made this video in the hope of helping end the hacienda-system in the Philippines. Please know why and how you can help.

IMPORTANT: Look both the videos to the end!

Tiempo Muerto MTV Karaoke Tagalog and Karaoke Ilonggo
Aug 6, 2020 Malu Maniquis
To all Filipinos, please sing this song in solidarity with the suffering sugar hacienda workers and their families.


Saving Paradise
GMA Public Affairs May 31, 2019

Sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang Manila Bay, Boracay at Coron. Kumusta na nga ba ang estado ng mga sikat na tourist destination na ito ngayon? Panoorin 'yan sa video na ito!


The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippine Culture

Liturgy, Communions, Music - Songs – Hymns

Santo Niño de Cebú, Basilica del St. Niño and Sinulog St. Niño de Cebu, Filipino Saints, Patrons, Patronesses, Blesseds and Servants of God, Orders, Monasteries, Abbeys etc.

The Philippines Culture of The Philippines

history, people, clothing, traditions, women, beliefs, food, customs, family

About Philippines: this article is one of the best, we have seen

The Philippines
Ronald E. Dolan, A Country Study.

Filipino Holidays, etc.

Various aspects of Philippine culture:
history, peoples, dances, myths and folktales, cuisine, politics, music, songs, heroes
The myth of ‘happy Filipinos’
Richard Heydarian January 26, 2021

More than a century ago, when most of Asia lacked even a single modern university, the Philippines produced one of the finest minds of that era. Years before Jose Rizal fired up a nation through his gripping novels, Gregorio Sancianco penned his pioneering work, “El Progreso De Filipinas” (1881), which was published in Madrid.

Filipinos less happy in 2020, says World Happiness Report
Mar 21, 2021 Michael Bueza
Filipinos felt less happy in 2020, a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, based on an annual survey that measures the levels of happiness of people around the world.
According to the 2021 World Happiness Report, the Philippines ranked 61st among 149 countries, with a score of 5.88. The report uses the average of the scores in the 3 previous years, or from 2018 to 2020.


Many good informations also about the culture, wedding, languages, dresses and the whole life in the Philippines

Familism and personalism Familism and personalism

Like other social formations of traditional Asia and Europe, Filipino society has, in the post Cold War era, moved from being a predominantly agricultural society to a modern one.

Human Rights in Philippines - Authorities, Organizations, Etc.

No to Sharia Law

Equality Rights for Man, Woman and Children

Understanding Persons of Philippine Origin

Some of the best videos we have seen:

Impressions of the Philippines
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The Philippines - Asia's Rising Tiger
The Philippines Documentary Jul 18, 2014
Feb 24, 2017
Diverse in culture, in heritage, in history - and we are ONE. We are everything as we are everyone. We are this land's people as we are the land itself. WE ARE THE PHILIPPINES.
Philippines Island Treasures
Alan Milewczyk Oct 12, 2018
Mike Dilger and Rico Hizon explore the rich culture and rare wildlife of the Philippines.
Originally broadcast by BBC in October 2018.
Untamed Philippines
The Expats Report Sep 2, 2019
Philippines Documentary Untamed Philippines National Geographic This is one of the best documentaries I have seen about the Philippines.


This is the Philippines
Catriona Gray showcases PH's rich heritage
Cat'elle December 09, 2018

This is the Philippines shows Catriona taking a tour of Luzon. She traveled to Manila, Pampanga, and Rizal, where she showed off Intramuros, Luneta Park, the art of the Higantes, parol (lantern) making, and paintings by the country's national artists.

the article HERE


Saving Paradise
GMA Public Affairs May 31, 2019

Aired March 31, 2019: Sumailalim sa rehabilitasyon ang Manila Bay, Boracay at Coron. Kumusta na nga ba ang estado ng mga sikat na tourist destination na ito ngayon? Panoorin 'yan sa video na ito!



in the album A paradise of 7107 islands

Only in the Philippines

These sceneries, food, people, events, can only be found in the Philippines
And again - One more of the best videos we have seen:

The Philippines : Islands Of Mystery>

The Philippines : Islands Of Mystery is dedicated to all casualties and victims of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that hit the central Philippines on 8th Nov 2013. Nov 16, 2013

Remark: the real start about the Philippines is 1.43 minutes after the videos starts
Fun Facts about the Philippines


in the album DOT - More fun in the Philippines

Philippine/Pinoy Food Tourism advertisement

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Social Weather Stations - SWS

is a public opinion polling body in the Philippines. It is a private, independent, non-partisan, non-profit scientific institute in the Philippines which conducts social surveys and does survey-based social science research and other educational activities.

The Philippine Center for Population and Development
Commission on Population

Do you need a greater understanding of who the Filipino is?

Get Real Philippines Book 1 is one such guide.

The Philippines Illustrated

A Visitors Guide & Fact Book by Graham Winter

PIA Information Services
Info Philippines with good links

RA-9211 Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003

Public smoking ban takes effect nationwide
Jul 23, 2017
Executive Order 26 or the nationwide ban on public smoking is now in effect, the Department of Health (DOH) announced Sunday
Nationwide smoking ban, ipatutupad simula sa Linggo
Jul 21, 2017
Kaugnay ng pagpapatupad ng Nationwide Smoking Ban simula sa Linggo, Hulyo 23, nakapanayam ng Bandila si DOH Asst. Sec. Eric Tayag
No Smoking in Metro Manila

The Metro Manila Development Authority, in cooperation with the cities of the National Capital Region, has started the implementation of Republic Act 9211, otherwise known as the No Smoking policy.
The Philippines - No Longer a Smoker's Paradise

This year the price of alcohol and cigarettes has double in the Philippines. A new Sin Tax Law that came into affect with the New Year as doubled the price of both local and imported alcohol and cigarettes. Mar 14, 2013


No Vaping in Public Places
Mar 8, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Executive Order No. 106 which prohibits vaping or the use of e-cigarettes in public places in an expansion of the nationwide smoking ban.

FAST FACTS: The Philippines' role in the United Nations
Gerard Lim October 24, 2015

October 24 is United Nations Day. Take a look at the country's participation in this prestigious organization.

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The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippine culture

Celebration 500 years of Christianity

The Pope and Vatican in the Philippine culture

Catholic Liturgy and MUCH more

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Climate - Weather - Climate change

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Vulnerability to Nature, Environmental Disasters and Disaster preparedness

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Filipinos on UN climate report: It's an indictment but we can do something
Sep 01 2021 - With Video

In early August, the United Nations Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report citing the effects of climate change. The report said catastrophic floods, rains, heatwaves, and drought will keep worsening in the Philippines for the next 30 years.


How dangerous is climate misinformation?
Al Jazeera English Apr 22, 2021

Climate change is scientific fact but for decades the science has been met by some with denial. The result is public disengagement and political paralysis.

Climate Change Commission, CCC

an independent and autonomous body that has the same status as a national agency and is attached to the Office of the President.

Climate Commission urges gov’t to engage youth in environment concerns
August 12, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) said the government could further tap into the potential and skills of the youth to generate and amplify action from other sectors in dealing with environmental concerns.

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Philippine's Climate Change Commission, CCC Video - Teaser

CCC Commercial

Children and Youth Workshop on Climate Change - Pinoy + Youth + Power in a Changing Climate

4-Greeneration Challenge - Call for Youth-led Climate Change Initiatives

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PH youth activists call for protection of 'climate protectors'
Sep 26, 2020 ANC 24/7

Filipino youth climate activists are calling for the protection of climate protectors. In 2019, the Philippines was named as the second deadliest country for environmental defenders by London-based environmental watch dog, global witness.

Filippine bishops issue pastoral letter on “climate emergency”
Robin Gomes 16 July 2019

8th in a series of pastoral letters over the past 30 years, the latest document of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines urges concrete actions on responding to the call of Pope Francis in his encyclical letter, “Laudato Si”.


One Small Act
Apr 13, 2020 CNN Philippines

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay

Duterte mulls ‘climate emergency’ declaration
September 28, 2020 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
President Duterte will consider declaring a “climate emergency” in the Philippines to help achieve its goals under the Paris Agreement.

Environment advocates call for PH climate emergency action plan
September 29, 2020 Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz
Environmental groups are calling for the establishment of a scientific and human rights body to lead the implementation of a climate emergency action plan in the country.


Mga Kwento ng Klima
Dec 4, 2019 ABS-CBN News

Produced by ABS-CBN DocuCentral in cooperation with the Oscar M. Lopez Center, “Mga Kwento ng Klima” chronicles how Filipinos are slowly evolving into a climate resilient people after picking up painful lessons from all the climate-related disasters that battered the country.
It digs deep into how susceptible the country is to climate change and how local communities, government agencies, and concerned organizations have united to take control of the situation by championing climate resilient projects.


PAGASA's Chris Perez on weather forecasting
November 08, 2019

What are PAGASA operations like? What exactly do common weather forecasting terms mean? Rappler talks to PAGASA Senior Weather Specialist Chris Perez.


Climate Justice

April 2, 2016 - English subtitles
This video entitled ‘Climate Justice’ features ‘the fight of the Climate Justice activists to experience the real Climate Change.’


Rising Sea Levels

Ilang coastal areas, posible raw lamunin ng dagat?
Nov 7, 2019 GMA Public Affairs

Ilang coastal areas, maaari na raw lamunin ng dagat? Epekto umano ito ng tumataas na sea levels dahil sa climate change.


COP 21 - Paris Agreement on climate change

The historic deal is signed on December 12 2015 in Paris

Philippine statement on adoption of Paris climate deal
by/Philippine Delegation to the UN climate change conference December 13, 2015
'Despite diversity and divergence, we have found common ground. The Paris Agreement is a monumental feat of humanity,' says head of Philippine delegation Emmanuel de Guzman

Duterte says 'no' to climate change pact

Senate won’t ratify Paris climate pact

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi defends Duterte's stand on Climate Change pact and vows to lower power rates.

The Video PH delegation on signing of historic COP21 deal. Dec 12, 2015 in the album COP 21


Vernice Victorio on Duterte's approach to climate change

What convinced Duterte to sign Paris climate pact REVISED:
Climate Change Vice-Chairperson Vernice Victorio explains what convinced President Rodrigo Duterte to sign the Paris climate pact


Philippines signed the Paris deal. What’s next?
July 13, 2016

Watch our interview with Christian Monsod.
A few months after the Philippines signed a global pact to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, how is it making good on its promise?


Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?
April 22, 2017

On Earth Day, April 22, 2017 we discussed what Filipinos can do beyond the ratification of the agreement that seeks to curb global warming.

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Philippines and Climate Change

A Climate Change Documentary by Senator Loren Legarda & Direk Brillante Mendoza

Climate-related disasters rising in PH: ADB
Typhoon "Yolanda", "Glenda", and even Habagat. All of these caused great effect in the country. According to the study made by Asian Development Bank, the climate-related disaster in the country continues to rise in number. Sep 2, 2014

ADAPTAYO - Our Nation's Call for Climate Change Adaptation
ADAPTAYO promotes courage, flexibility, strength, and resiliency among Filipinos amid the perils, dangers, and impact of climate change: droughts, typhoon, flooding, and extreme weather conditions

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Pagasa - Mactan Chief Oscar Tabada on Climate Change
Pagasa-Mactan Chief Oscar Tabada discussed about hydro-meteorological hazards in the Philippines, weather forecasting, and facts about climate change with Sun.Star employees. Jai Sandoval/Sunnex Dec 20, 2013

National Publication of Lessons Learned on Climate Change Adaptation in Demonstration Projects

Sea level rise
Sea level rise and possibly cause extreme flood and storm surge. Apr 9, 2014

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Global heat, sea level hit record highs in 2015
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The record heat that the planet experienced last year is driven partially by global warming, and is exacerbated by the ocean heating trend known as El Nino

1991 Pinatubo explosion slowed down sea level rise
KD Suarez August 23, 2016
Sea level rise temporarily slowed down because of the massive 1991 explosion, but it is again speeding up, scientists say
The 1991 explosion of Mount Pinatubo in Zambales slowed down the gradual rise in sea levels due to global warming – and its effects are now waning, scientists said in a study.

Is the Philippines sinking?

"Waterworld", a documentary by Jay Taruc
A recent study commissioned by the government shows that up to 80% of the country will be underwater in 80 years. Are we prepared to live in a waterworld? Date aired: Oct. 18, 2014


on Climate Change in the Philippines

Current Status of Climate Change
Mitigation and Adaptation
Philippines, Climate Change Commission

Climate Change in the Philippines

A Contribution to the Country Environmental Analysis

Climate change in the Philippines

Climate Projections in 2020 and 2050 in provinces

How the climate change scenarios were developed
How were the downscaling techniques applied using the PRECIS model simulations or run?
How were uncertainties in the modeling simulations dealt with?
What is the level of confidence in the climate projections?
What are the possible applications of these model-generated climate scenarios?

Climates of the Philippines
The Manila Observatory

a non-profit research institute housed in the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines.

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PAGASA: El Niño is here
Mar 9, 2015

We are now experiencing a mild El Niño. This is what the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, PAGASA confirmed earlier. The dry season may extend because of this phenomenon.

Pagasa: Expect below normal rainfall due to El Niño
Mar 11, 2015

NewsLife: Pagasa: Expect below normal rainfall due to El Niño Reported by Christine Santos

Reforma – Cebu:

A Community based Resource Management

Initiative and Climate Change

Huberto  C. Zanoria

PAGASA - The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

the Video PAGASA mobile app. Remark this is an album in the album Government, Authorities - Etc.

Tropical storm vs super typhoon

This infographic shows the difference between 4 types of tropical cyclones

Live - Retire in the Philippines

General - nessecary to know

IMPORTANT: Look Citizenship - Residence permission - Visa


Daily Life
Elderly Care and Laws -  Rights - etc.
Gun ownership
House - Property - Land - Architecture - Etc.
Expats Organizations, Etc.

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The Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA) & Bureau of Immigration (in the album Authorities)

on Expat Insights into how to come and make Philippines your home for life with the General Manager of the Philippines Retirement Authority, Mr. Vernie Atienza.

Special Resident Retiree's Visa

Kevin Sanders is a pastor, blogger, husband, and caffeine addict. He spent 11 years as a missionary in the Philippines before returning to America with Mare Cris, his wife. This includes videos on the Philippines with advice for e.g expats and other topics. Look more HERE

AboutPhilippines recommend to look all the good advices for expats

Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (DFA)



Think Positive: What to Look Forward to During Retirement
10 September 2018

Making a New Life in The Philippines
Angela Cato

The Philippines is a perfect location for anyone in search of a new home where the climate is great year-round and where people are friendly everywhere you go. The Filipinos living in the islands are a friendly group of people who are family oriented and very nice to newcomers.



Why did Jerry & Family from Hawaii, choose to retire in Cebu?
Jun 3, 2017


Retiring in PH: Pros and cons

For those who are planning their financial future after retirement, one of the important things to determine is where to live. May 30, 2015


How to prepare for retirement in PH

Registered financial planner Randell Tiongson shared effective ways to plan for retirement in the Philippines on ANC's On the Money with Edric Mendoza. Sep 22, 2015


Monthly costs of living in Cebu City

May 6, 2016 by/Christopher Lane
Monthly costs of living for April 2016 for a family of 3 living in Cebu City


Medical Costs in The Philippines. My Recent Experience
Feb 6, 2019
The cost of living budget should include medical expenses, doctors, insurance, prescriptions, etc. This is a summary of my recent cost with 2 doctors in Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines.


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Why Retiring in the Philippines is Your Best Choice
The Foreign Service of the Philippines

Tax exemption privileges of filipinos who are permanent residents abroad and returning to the Philippines for good and former filipino citizens who have acquired citizenships of other countries and are returning to the Philippines to settle permanently.

Continue to Philippine Immigrant Visa Non Quota 13(G) or 13(A)

Returning Resident, Balikbayan Shipment

How local can a Foreigner become How local can a Foreigner become in the Philippines?
Dress codes for foreigners A Discussion about Dress codes for foreigners living in the Philippines
The Pros and Cons of Retiring in the Philippines

is a non-profit, non-stock and tax-exempt non-government organization in the Philippines established in 1991. VF works for the welfare of marginalized migrants, especially those working in the invisible and informal sectors, like domestic workers, and trafficked women and children.

the Video in the album Etc. Organizations working in the Philippines

goILOILO.com Crime against foreigners in the Philippines

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Citizenship - Residence permission - Visa - Passport

Paperwork - Registrations - Certificates - Licenses - Etc.

IMPORTANT: Look about nessecary certificates, requirements - etc.:

Wedding, Marriage, Divorce, Annulment of marriage in Philippines and - or to a Filipino - Filipina


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Visas, Permits Immigration for Foreigners in the Philippines
If you will not be relocating to the Philippines and wish to stay in the Philippines longer than 21 days you will most likely be required to obtain a non-immigrant (temporary) visa. Generally non-immigrant visas are issued for travel to the Philippines for a specific purpose and for a set duration. Aliens entering the Philippines may qualify for the following visa categories:

Aliens admitted as nonimmigrants cannot remain in the Philippines permanently. To obtain permanent admission, a nonimmigrant alien must depart voluntarily to some foreign country and procure from the appropriate Philippine consul the proper visa and thereafter undergo examination by the officers of the Bureau of Immigration at a Philippine port of entry for determination of his admissibility in accordance with the requirements.

Tourist Visa Extension Philippines

Treaty Investor Philippines

Provisional Permit to Work Philippines

Employment Working Visa (9G) Philippines

Alien Employment Permit (AEP) Philippines

Retirement Visa (SRRV) Philippines

Special Visas for Foreigners allowing 100% Condo Ownership Philippines

Non Quota Visa - 13A Philippines

Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) Philippines




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Guidelines and Requirements for Applying for Filipino Citizenship Reacquisition Under Republic Act 9225
Philippine Citizenship

Dual Citizenship
It´s possible for Filipino to hold dual citizenship or more than one citizenship at the same time.

A Primer on the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 - 3rd edition

Crossing The Edge Of Allegiance
Joel P. Salud discusses what one risks in dual citizenship


Under R.A. 6768, a former Filipino citizen and his/her spouse and children traveling with him/her are entitled to visa-free entry to the Philippines for a period of one (1) year.

Bureau of Immigration of Philippines - BI

also with important informations for tourists

the Videos

Know about the program and services of Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines, from processing to legal matters with BI Commissioner Ricardo David and BI-Spokeperson & Intelligence Chief Atty. Ma. Antonette Mangrobang

District and Field Offices - Visa Fees and Taxes
also with important informations for tourists

Emigration Clearance Certificate, ECC
The passport had a stamp saying visitors whose total stay in the country is more than 6 months are required to get an ECC.


Immigration Administrative Circular No. SBM-2013-007
The public shall be denied access to the bureau if they fail to observe the Dress Code Policy


The 13(A) Visa applies to the spouse or the unmarried child under 21 years of age of a Philippine citizen, if accompanying or following to join such citizen.

The 13(G) Visa applies to a former Filipino who is returning to the Philippines for permanent residence, including his/her foreign spouse and minor children.

IMPORTANT: look much more information HERE


and many more informations about retirement in the Philippines

Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines (DFA)

Look also HERE

PH to issue new 'high-security' passports at 'faster' pace

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the new printing system for Philippine passports increases production speed by 35%.
Starting August 15, is set to issue new passports with added security features HIGH SECURITY. Added security features have been placed, such as the upgraded security feature of the microchip to capture the personal data of the applicant.

IMPORTANT: Locsin scraps birth certificates for passport renewals
Paterno Esmaquel II January 15, 2019 - with Video
Foreign Secretary Teodoro 'Teddyboy' Locsin Jr says showing an old passport 'is more than sufficient' to have this travel document renewed

ALL the Videos: - Remark this is an album in the above album in the album Official Personal Papers e.g. Passport, Cerfiticates, Etc.


Since July 2007, the Philippine Passport is a MRP - Machine Readable Passport.


look also HERE

Philippines passport requirements

First-time issuance of passport for children born abroad to Filipino parent/s
Renewal of expired passport
Amendment of passport
Replacement for tampered or damaged passport
Replacement for lost passport

Passport requirements for children


The Department of Foreign Affairs Officer of Consular Affairs (DFA-OCA) launched the PASSPORT TRACKING SERVICE (PTS) to provide updates to the public on the status of their passport applications.

After typing and encoding the information required, applicants will receive a response to their PTS queries through SMS message or e-mail within two working days upon receipt of such online request.

To prevent child trafficking, Republic Act 7610:


Look the Video Against Child trafficking - Republic Act 7610

National ID law: Here's the law, RA 11055, plus quick summary
The Philippine Identification System will record every instance you use your national ID or number in a transaction, aside from any modification of personal information

One ID, one number: What you need to know about the Phil ID system
August 5, 2020 Charissa Luci-Atienza
Today, one can not leave home without an ID card. Not only one, but two or even more if one is expecting to do official transactions.

the Videos

How to Apply for UMID Card (Unified Multi-Purpose ID Card)
March 25, 2015

UMID stands for the Unified Multi-Purpose ID card that will serve as the single ID card of all SSS, GSIS, PhilHealth and Pag-IBIG members.

Look also HERE

the Videos

Notary Public

How to Get a Document Notarized in the Philippines

the Video

Top 28 Valid ID's Required in the Philippines

Are you familiar with "NO ID, NO ENTRY' signs? Did you experience refusal from a Money Changer or from a "Kwarta Padala" institutions when you want to receive money from someone but you have no valid ID. Whether your a student, an employee, or an average Pinoy, a valid ID - Identification Card is always required when transacting business, accessing public/private institutions or opening bank accounts.

Philippines BIR Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card
Having a Philippines BIR Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) card can be advantageous when dealing with Filipino government officials and most financial institutions. A TIN card is handy, even if you do not pay taxes in the Philippines

Important: Look more informations HERE

Citizen Services

Need a Birth Certificate? Want a Passport - Seaman's Book - Visa or ??? Citizen Services allows for convenient access to various government services from the DFA, NSO and POEA

Many good informations and more links

MasterCitizen's Blog

A blogsite where the common citizen can find facts and guides.

Barangay Clearance or Certificate of Residency

one the Philippine government issued identification documents needed for many important business, job, or personal transactions. You might need it for the following reasons:

Barangay Clearance is required when you apply a job/employment.
It's one of the documents required when you apply or open a bank account.
It's required for business establishment.
It's required for other business or financial transactions such as lending, loan or financing.
It's required mainly to certify that you are living or residing in a certain barangay.
And it's required for any other important transactions...

Driver License - RA 10930

New designs for driver's license cards out in August 2015
Ipinasilip ng LTO ang bagong disenyo ng drivers license card na i-isyu simula sa Agosto. Inaasahan ng ahensya na mapupunan ng bagong supplier ang higit sa kalahating milyong hindi pa nabibigyan ng bagong lisensya. 


example of the old design front - rear

LTO Driver's License and NBI Clearance Renewal

article, examples about Renewal of driver´ license for Filipino citizens abroad

Driving in the Philippines with a Foreign Driver License
Foreigners may drive for 90 days with an International Driving License, IDL or a valid license from countries reciprocating with the Philippines. After which a Philippine Drivers License is required and may be obtained at the Land Transportation office, LTO.

LTO Driver's License and NBI Clearance Renewal

Before hitting the road abroad, make sure that you have a Philippine International Driving Permit (PIDP) to enjoy driving privileges in more than one hundred countries all over the world.

First Timer's Guide to PH International Driving Permit
9 Jun 2018

CHURCH RECORD CHANGES AND RECONSTRUCTION The Chancery Department of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila is the Secretariat of the diocese. One of its functions is to receive documents and authorize changes and corrections in the registers of baptism, confirmation and marriage.

Philippine Legal Forms is the site to find the basic formats of standard and frequently used legal forms, contracts and agreements

All Philippine legal forms and contracts on this website are free for site visitors to copy and revise for single use.

International Organization for Migration  -  Philippines

Expats organizations and forums, Etc.

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Forum for Expats Living In Cebu
Alabang Ladies International Group (ALIG)

ALIG’s popularity continued to grow and now has a membership of over 200 women. These members come from all around the world, many with connections to global organizations
ALIG charities connects communities in the greater Muntinlupa Philippine area through educational sponsorship and feeding programs with focus on long term solutions.
We help connect our local community in the greater Muntinlupa area through financial support, volunteering & donations with long term solutions our focus.

Expatriate Groups in Manila Expatriate Groups in Manila

Link to and descriptions of so many groups - nationalities

A little good to know about Business, Banks, Insurance - Etc.

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Doing Business - general

Import - Export - general

Banks - bank business, SWIFT codes, Loan Sharks and etc. informations

Insurance, agencies and laws etc.

The album with Videos about the below subjects: Business, Banks, Coins & Notes, Money transfer, Insurances - etc.

The album gets no more updates

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Doing Business - general - Etc.

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Duty Free Philippines Corporation, DFPC

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TVC - Duty Free ng Bayan


Remark this is an album in the in the album Tourism organizations - Etc.

Bureau of Product Standards, BPS

As the National Standards Body, BPS is mandated to develop, implement, and coordinate standardization activities in the Philippines.

Philippine National Single Window, NSW

a computerized internet-based system that allows parties involved in trade to lodge information and documents with a single entry point to fulfill all import, export, and transit-related regulatory requirements.

There are about 40 government agencies involved in the issuance of import and export licenses, permits and clearances for trade facilitation over Philippine borders.

Intellectual Property, IP Office of the Philippines - IPOPHL

The overall project objective of establishing an ITSO network within institutions is to strengthen local institutional capacity to access patent information and use the patent system. This is inline with the mandate of IP PHILS and more specifically, its 3D IP 2020 VISION as the ITSO network will demystify and democratized the patent system, use it as a tool for national development.

Philippine Stock Exchange - PSE

the national stock exchange of the Philippines. It is one of the oldest stock exchanges in Southeast Asia.

Technology Resource Center, TRC

serves the public through the acquisition and promotion of technology and livelihood skills and information. A government corporation attached to the Department of Science and Technology, the TRC operates as a self-sustaining institution.

The Videos

TRC programs, products, and services

eTRC - eLibrary

Philippines and The World Trade Organization, WTO

The World Trade Organization deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.

This page gathers key information on the Philippines' participation in the WTO.





These gold prospectors were sending pay-dirt to the surface from 30+ feet deep in liquid muck!
By Dave McCracken

Small-scale gold mining
Edited by Norman S. Jennings
Kias gold mine

Traditional Small-scale Goldmining of Northern Philippines Mountain Tribes

King-king Gold Copper Gold Project

in the resource-rich Compostela Valley aims to address two important needs:
Supplying Asia's economies with gold and copper, and
Providing well-paying jobs today to support a sustainable future for the people of Pantukan municipality and the entire Gulf of Davao region.

Mining in Philippines Advice about mining in the Philippines

Mercury-free Gold Production Method Fires Up Miners to Abandon Mercury Use
Small-scale miners in Gaang, Barangay Talalang are determined to put an end to mercury use in mining activities after finding out that a mercury-free method is more practical and cost effective than those that require mercury.
Investor’s Prospectus on Philippine Mining
ECCP - European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines

ECCP is a service-oriented organization whose main goal is to foster close economic ties and business relations between the Philippines and Europe.

Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System, PhilGEPS

The PhilGEPS is government's leading tool in procurement management and its prime mover in promoting transparency and efficiency in public procurement. It is government's central portal for registration of suppliers and advertisement of bid opportunities.

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Philippine Economic Zone Authority
The Philippine International Trading Corporation, PITC
PBEd is the business community’s response to the need for consensus and sustained advocacy in education reform. It aims to become the voice of the business community.
Association of Firearms and Ammunitions Dealers of the Philippines, Inc., AFAD, Inc.

With its very own governance and regulations, AFAD exists to consolidate firearms dealers into an integral forum, and to formulate and impose self-regulating policies for the industry.


Skills for the Labor Market


MUCH more about Etiquette, Customs, Protocol, Do's and Don't's, Whistleblowing

Why BGC is the Best Location for an Office Space [Infographic]

BGC is strategically located in the middle of the metro, between EDSA and C-5, two major highways in Metro Manila. It has seven major access points including the Kalayaan Flyover, ED SA, C-5 Highway, Kalayaan Avenue, McKinley Road, Villamor Airbase, and Lawton Avenue.

The Expat’s Quick Guide to Starting a Business in the Philippines
August 22, 2016 Rocky Chan

BusinessCoach, Inc.

a duly organized corporation, and approved by the SEC to operate in accordance with the Corporation Code of the Philippines.

The Video

Remark this is a album in the album Business & Management in the album Special Education, schools & programs - etc.

Starting a Business


Learn how to put up and start your Internet Cafe Negosyo/Business in the Philippines.
The Philippine Franchise Association, PFA

the pioneer and premier franchise associate in the country, with member-franchisors providing a wide range of investment opportunities - from micro to large, both homegrown and international.

Direct Selling Association of the Philippines, DSAP

the national trade association of legitimate direct selling and network marketing companies engaged in the business of person-to-person selling.


How to get ABTC

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC forum initiated the ABTC to promote and facilitate business and investments within the region. The card will help reduce the time and cost to business travelers in meeting the visa and entry requirements to APEC member economies. Applicant must be a Filipino citizen.

How to Start a Money Changer Business

Money Changer

Philippines Business Presentation

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Business Opportunities
Trade Associations‚ Organizations and Commissions
Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, SBMA

the operating and implementing arm of the Government of the Philippines for the development the 670 square kilometer area of Subic Bay Freeport, SBF


Doing Business in the Philippines - Social and Business Culture

Import - Export

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International Business Wiki Import/Export Restrictions of the Philippines


look also HERE

Prohibited and Regulated Import Products

List of Regulated Import Commodities and Administering Agencies/Bureaus

Import procedures for many different kind of living animals

Guidelines for the Importation of Live Pet

Import of Plants
Plant Quarantine Law, Regulations and Protocols

Philippines Customs Regulations

Look the article - advices as pdf HERE

Food and Agricultural Import

Philippines Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative



Documents needed for shipping Human Remains to the Philippines
No Dollar Importation, NDI) Program EXECUTIVE ORDER 156

EO 156


The Foreign Service of the Philippines

Tax exemption privileges of filipinos who are permanent residents abroad and returning to the Philippines for good and former filipino citizens who have acquired citizenships of other countries and are returning to the Philippines to settle permanently.

Continue to Philippine Immigrant Visa Non Quota 13(G) or 13(A)

The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, CITEM is the export promotions agency of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry.
Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation Inc., CFIF

 a primary industry support organization of furniture manufacturers and exporters and organizer of the Cebu International Furniture and Furnishings Exhibition CEBUNEXT.


the exhibition embodies the drive to create new designs with exceptional quality. It harnesses and consolidates the collective strength of the Philippine furniture industry, while highlighting Cebu as the design capital of Southeast Asia.

Furniture Exhibitions

Remark this is an album in the album Manila Fame - CEBUNEXT

Tradeline Philippines - Bureau of Export Trade Promotions

Doing Business Made Easy

Bliss Florence S. Manlulo

Export regulations by Philippines customs

Banks - bank business, SWIFT codes, Loan Sharks and informations

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Banks in Philippines

Philippine microfinance - Small Loans

SWIFT codes

ATM, Visa - MasterCard, American Express card - Credit cards - Mobile and digital payments

Philippine Money - History & Museums

Bank business - Financing - Etc.

Loan Sharks

Bitcoins and Zcash - Etc.

Money - Peso Bills, Coins - Currency  in Philippines - Etc.

Currency - sell - buy in & bringing - transfer to and from Philippines

ATM, Visa - MasterCard, American Express card - Credit cards - Mobile and digital payments

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Banks in Philippines

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Banks Philippines

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas - BSP
Central Bank of the Philippines

and HERE

Philippine microfinance - Small Loans

The albums in the album smallLOANS - microFINANCE in the album Banks, Coins & Notes, Money transfer, Loans - etc.

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Microfinance Council of the Philippines, MCPI

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Profile on Microfinance Philippine Country Profile on Microfinance
Principled Practices in Microfinance

Kim Wilson - CRS – Catholic Relief Service

Making Microfinance Work for Agriculture

Introduction, Preliminaries, and Main

Heeding Poverty: An Assessment of Microfinance in the Philippines

Introduction, Preliminaries, and Main


the first network and one of the largest groups of Christian Development NGOs in the Philippines that provides microententerprise development and growth support and education services to all without regard to religious affiliation and ethnicity, race or color.

Look also HERE

Microfinance Sector Assessment
Microfinance Regulation in Seven Countries incl. the Philippines
A Comparative Study

Have Impact !

Make a difference in the world.

Microfinance loans to the Philippines
Rural banks and cooperatives, Microfinance - small loans
Episcopal Relief & Development, ERD

is partnering with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines to empower women to become financially independent. Through receiving loans, training and other resources to help start or expand small businesses, women are increasing their incomes and becoming able to better provide for their families' needs.

The Video

Remark this is an album in the album smallLOANS - microFINANCE

SWIFT codes

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SWIFT CODE for Philippine Banks Your one stop resource for all BIC, IBAN, SWIFT codes for wire transfers to banks worldwide.

Swift Code - Bank BIC Codes

 and HERE and HERE

Visa - MasterCard, American Express card, Credit cards - Mobile and digital payments

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EMV-ready cards

EMV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

MasterCard in Philippines - for ATM locator click HERE

Money - Peso Bills, Coins - Currency - transfer to and from Philippines Etc.

Look also HERE

go to overview


Fake Money Changers
Dec 16, 2017

BSP Integrated Supervision Department director Dindo Santos gives tips on how people can avoid being victimized by fake money changers.

Philippine Money and Currency - PESO Bills and Coins

The peso (Filipino: piso) code: PHP is the currency of the Philippines

Look also HERE


Philippine Banknotes and Coins

Apr 3, 2014
How to spot fake money

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas warns the public because fake money is spreading again. BSP also gives reminders for you not to become a victim of receiving counterfeit money.

the article Feb 13, 2015
Tunay o Peke?
Jan 18, 2017
More and more are becoming a victim of fake money modus operandi nowadays. To prevent this from happening, learn more about our Philippine Peso.
BSP to change color of P100 bills starting 2016 --
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How to Determine if Your New Philippine Peso Bills are Fake or Genuine?

How to Spot Fake New Philippine Peso Bills & How to Report Fake Philippine Peso Bills

New Generation Philippine Banknotes 2011

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Know your Philippine Currency 2010
About bringing in or taking out of the Philippines, Philippine and Foreign Currencies During Arrival in or Departure from the Philippines

look also HERE and HERE


Money Transfer Agencies
The CoinMill currency convertor

This currency convertor will convert between any two foreign currencies using up to date exchange rates

Bank business - Financing - Etc.

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Home Development Mutual Fund - Pag-IBIG Fund

Housing Loan Program

Look also HERE and RA-9679 HERE

OFW's: Grow your Money and Enjoy Financial Freedom
Expat - Philippines - Banking

Documents needed - required before an expat is able to open a bank account - Ect.

Modernizing Loans: 5 Technologies and Trends Changing the Credit Industry
September 19, 2018 - In Personal Loan
Loan sharks

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When Loan Sharks Attack

What is a Loan Shark? A loan shark is a person or entity that charges borrowers interest above an established legal rate.

BitCoins  and Zcash - Etc.

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Bitcoin Philippines

This page is an opportunity for Filipinos to learn about Bitcoin and how it can help them start up online businesses without the need for banks.

Know the risks before using Bitcoin
Updated February 19, 2014
a cryptocurrency that offers privacy and selective transparency of transactions. Zcash payments are published on a public blockchain, but the sender, recipient, and amount of a transaction remain private.

What Investors Should Know Before Trading Zcash
Nov 27, 2016 by Charles Bovaird

and HERE

Insurance, agencies and laws etc.

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The Chan Robles Virtual Law Library of Law of the Philippines

Here AboutPhilippines recommend to look after wanted laws

RA 9829

Pre-Need Code of the Philippines

defines pre-need plans as contracts, agreements, deeds, or plans for the benefit of the plan holders which provide for the performance of future services, payment of monetary considerations, or delivery of other benefits at the time of actual need or agreed maturity date.

Government Service Insurance System, GSIS

The GSIS is a social insurance institution, to secure the future of all employees of the Philippine government, it provides and administers a pension fund that has the following social security benefits: different kinds of loans, compulsory life insurance, optional life insurance, retirement benefits, and disability benefits for work-related accidents and death benefits.

Social Security System, SSS

an agency which is created to establish a social security protection to workers in the private sector, wage earners as well as self-employed persons.

Caritas Health Shield

Caritas health care insurance plus pension is the most beneficial plan for you. 5 years payment 15 years health protection with pension benefit. Another quality product that has been release to ease our kababayan's worries about health illnesses that arise today and you can now have your annual check up because of Caritas health plan

Microinsurance Philippines
What do Muslims believe about insurance?
Huda, About.com Guide

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IMPORTANT to know for a NON-Muslim in a mixed marriage

The RBAP - Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines, Cebu

Read about Rural banks and cooperatives, Microfinance, small loans HERE

Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association, PIRA
No Dollar Importation (NDI) Program EXECUTIVE ORDER 156 (EO-156)

Look EO 156 as pdf HERE

Postal system, ZipCode, Phone AreaCode - Special stamps - Ect.

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Philippine Postal Corporation


Philippine ZIP Codes Directory - Corresponding Phone Area Code

and HERE


‘Salamat PNoy’ commemorative stamp launched by PHLPost
3. aug. 2021 Manila Bulletin Online

A memorial stamp of the late President Benigno S. Aquino III launched by the Philippine Postal Corporation on August 2, the 40th day from his passing.

PNoy memorial stamp to be launched
July 31, 2021 Deedee Siytangco

Embassies - Consulates etc. in and for e.g. the Philippines

Affidavit of Support/Letter of Invitation

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Philippine Embassies - Consulates etc.
Find an embassy/consulate Find an embassy/consulate

Nessecary for visits of Philippine citizens in many countries e.g. Schengen - The host has to fill up and send such to the invited person
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Visa Information System (VIS)
allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. It consists of a central IT system and of a communication infrastructure that links this central system to national systems. VIS connects consulates in non-EU countries and all external border crossing points of Schengen States.

EU VIS and biometrics factsheet

Schengen Visa
The Schengen Agreement is a treaty signed between states in Europe. Visa to one of the states is valid to all members of Schengen Agreement

Schengen Information System - Terms about Schengen with links and advices

Missing (contact to) Filipinos, Adult and - or Children - Relatives or Friends - etc.

Informations - Help to locate missing persons

Look also Amerasians - Forgotten Filipino-American Children

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Philippines Missing Persons
Refugees United

an organisation that offers a safe, secure and anonymous way to find family and friends that you have lost contact with. This service is FREE of charge.

Locating Friends and Relatives in the United States
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In NO way, we can´t help you to get a job e.g. Au-pair or finding a comming spouse, or asking us to donate to ???, so don´t write asking for such kind of help or try to sell us ???

We don´t sell, hire out or book for anything! - We are NOT a company

We can´t help to get any kind of "papers - licenses - certificates", adoption or ????! - We are NOT any kind of an agency, authority, church or ???

The IPs used for ALL THAT KIND of above "spam-mail" to us will be reported to ISP and BLOCKED

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More Informations & Help to you from us

Please tell if you think we can help you ALSO with other things, than you can find here on this page,

First we have to tell, that it´s nessecary that your browser support - can open all different kinds of files e.g. pdf, jpg, gif, png etc., so you have to open all the articles, photo, power point presentations etc. in the browser or associated programs.

Next here you can get a little more "manuals & warnings" for - select  & click:

Error or ???

Find text - object in a browser-page

Miss a PowerPoint - pdf - eBook reader

How to LOOK some of the Videos

Miss "Java" or Flash Player

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If you think that´s a missing link or an error, please send a Error Report.

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Many of the our files are pdf-files marked with this icon - Microsoft PowerPoint or eBook . If you miss a pdf or eBook reader or PowerPoint Viewer, you can download it here

in English

Adobe Digital Editions for reading eBooks, look for android

PowerPointViewer : right click HERE and select Save as

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Remark about the Photo - Video(s) links:

Remark the addresses to the albums go to fahnoe.dk - The Balikbayan family, who run the sites!

A link in cursiv Video(s) goes to an extern page/domain
A link Video(s) goes to our video & photostation
Sorry, but many of the addresses in the different albums are old - no longer working. All have to be to one of the pages under https://aboutphilippines.org  - Look the Headlines for ALL subjects. We try a little after a little to get the addresses change to the new ones.
For looking some of the Videos in our video & photostation, it´s nessecary to have - use: a browser, which can show .flv and .mp4 videofiles, some browsers need to have Flash Player installed.
If you like to download some of the videos e.g. because you can't open flv files in the video & photostation, just contact us and we will send you the file.

Remark: when it's the back-up server which runs, there is NO links to videostation working!

We know many browsers have blocked - miss Flash Player. You can find the right flash player for your system:


or browsers supporting Flash Player files look e.g. FlashFox

Most of our videos are .mp4 files
Many links around ALL our pages need SUN-JAVA installed on the computer

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Help US to get more visitors

If you like our sites, so please make links to our sites in your sites, Facebook, Twitter etc. and ask your friends to do it too - and CONTROL the link(s) are working well. If you like to have the sites embedded, so you HAVE TO contact us first!

Remember to look VideoStation - The IMPORTANT appendix to all subject-pages with photos & Videos. We ask you please send a mail, if you find a link going to a wrong album!

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Index of all sites - Etc.

LOOK Headlines - Links to all aboutphilippines.org pages and use ONLY these IMPORTANT links to our sites!

Please send a mail, if you find a dead link (but NOT a rappler.com link) in OUR pages!
Maybe the file or page you look for has got a new address,
but you can find ALL the files from "no longer working" links from searchmachines, etc. e.g. links to pdf - ppt files - etc.

Remark that all sites in the archive_ no longer are updated and there can be dead links!
Don't use "Private browsing" because in some browsers so some informations risk missing AND you can get error, if a filename include special letters e.g. ñ in Santo Niño.
Use a browser, which understand long links and have no problems to show all kind of files e.g. pdf - links!

REMARK: NEVER use anything IN FRONT of link-adresses. Just click the link, which send you to a page!

Videos - About Philippines
VideoStation - The IMPORTANT appendix to all subject-pages with photos and videos.

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About, Privacy & Disclaimer

Here you can read also about:

Illegal ADDs - Links - Video etc. on  our sites

Privacy - Policy & Disclaimer

Help us to get more Links, Photo & Video on "About Philippines"

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About "aboutphilippines.org"

Please make links to our sites in your sites, Facebook, Twitter etc. and ask your friends to do it too - and CONTROL the link(s) are working well. If you like to have the sites embedded, so you HAVE TO contact us first!

All our homepages are NON-commercial, made as a hobby for The Balikbayan family, just hoping the sites can be a help for you and ??? All are laying on a little private server with a 1 tbit connection 24 hours a´day.

We recommend to use a "REAL computer" and the best browser is Chrome, Firefox or Safari for looking our sites!

We have never ask for payment for link or place - will never do it, and no-one can "pay for a place - add" on our sites incl. in the VideoStation, and we use ONLY recommended link - photos - videos on our sites (which we have confirmed) recommended - sent - given from Filipinos or persons with relation to Philippines or link we use for information. We are in NO-WAY sponsored of any of the links, you can look on all our sites.

Unfortunately, so sometimes we get "things" and use them and so later have to erase them, because someone tells he - she owe it and has copyright, so please control, that you have the right to give it to us for upload, and try to tell, why you think, you have that right.
Remember, that we have to trust both YOU, who have recommended - sent - given it & later the person, who says the link - video is illegal - wrong!
PLEASE tell, if you think, a link or video, which we have got and uploaded to our sites is ILLEGAL - wrong, send a message with the link to us and tell WHY, so at once we can erase it...

If you think our sites are a help to you in some way, we are glad,
and untill further we try to get the sites running without any kind of private or commercial adds, because we like, that all of you can trust, that no-one can pay - have paid for a link or sponsored ??? on our sites, and we don't accept - receive any kind of donations.
Please tell if you find some of our sites with ADDs or banners place in the top - placed of that link, you have used,
like we know that e.g. search.url.com - i-search-engine.com - appspot.com - regionaldeals.net & adf.ly have spammed many of our sites with adds and - or banners or even "steal" our sites and put them in frames on own sites without permission from us! ALL these kind of searchmachines & etc. sites are - will be blocked, reported & blacklisted to DNSBL
Our sites are without any kind of commercial paid links and all of that kind will be reported and blocked.

Instead we would like to se all of you comming back to our sites and will recommend the sites to all your friends, so the many visitors do, that we feel the sites appreciated and would like to keep them updated
PLEASE tell, if you think, a link or video is ILLEGAL - wrong to have on our sites e.g. because of copyright, send a message with the link to us and tell WHY, so we can erase it,
remember, that we have to trust both the person, who has recommended - sent - given it & YOU, who say the link - video is illegal - wrong, and when the link - video has been erased,
so many visitors don´t get these informations!
If you have the copyright of a link - file - etc., so instead you should have been glad, that many could learn from it…..
Who shall we trust!!!!
Often we erase broken - dead links, which sometimes are up or down! BUT we need your help, so please SEND a MAIL and tell if you find such ones and maybe know a link, which works!
Remember we are just old amateurs who like to share informations about the beloved Philippines

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Remark: all BLUE text with underscore on ALL pages are the links you can click on

Remark too:

  • Our little server can´t manage if many try to download, so you have to write to us and tell if you like to get something and what

  • Many of the link to articles have both Capital and small letters in the link and in the filename, which can give problems in some 3. parts browsers.

  • Many of the articles are pdf-files - marked with . If you miss a pdf reader, you can download it HERE

  • How to look Video- & Photostation - what it´s of software nessecary to have for looking - Etc.

  • You can find MUCH more HELP HERE

All sites - pages are totally without any kind of spyware, virus etc. Please tell if you find spyware, virus etc. in some of the link, so at once the link can and will be removed.

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While we have tried to ensure the information on these sites - pages on all our domains is as reliable as possible, we can´t guarantee the accuracy of the information on all of these pages. We disclaims all responsibility and all liability for all expenses, losses, damages and costs you might incur as a result of the information on this website being inaccurate or incomplete in any way, for any reason or for any purpose. We are not responsible for the content of any linked sites or sites referred to as well as photos, videos, files uploaded as these are beyond of our control and knowledge. About our Photo and Videostation: Absolutely no ownership infringement is intended. All images, audio, and video clips are the sole property of their respective owners and uploaders.

REMARK that because of the many visitors, where 75 % are from the Philippines, so there will be more and more links to - articles and videos in other languages than English e.g. Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Chavacano (Chabacano - Chabakano) and more local PHIL languages and Spanish. Sorry but many of these links - articles and videos, we just have to trust, when these have been recommend, because we don´t understand many of the used languages e.g. Chavacano (Chabacano - Chabakano) and Spanish etc.

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Privacy Policy

About Philippines respect the privacy and rights of its visitors – link-owners. No effort is made to identify individuals without their knowledge.

  • About Philippines maintain a strict "no-spam" policy. Your e-mail address or files - etc. you have uploaded will NOT be sold or given to a third party.
  • You can always withdraw that and get link - files "been made of - belong to you" erased from all our sites, by sending us documentation for your "rights".
  • It´s without expenses for you to get your link - video - photo here, but we have to confirm all before it will be uploaded, because we have never ask for payment for link or place - will never do it, and no-one can "pay for a place - add" on our sites.
Help us to get more Links, Photo & Video on "About Philippines"

We ask ALL of you, who look this site, to help us to make the sites "About Philippines" better and keep them "running", so if you have some Photo, Video, Musicvideo or good link please send it - them to us, just use CONTACT - SEND a MAIL so we can tell you how to upload or where we can download etc. - max size for a file 5gb.

Remember if you have a link on one of the subjectpages, you can get video and - or photo about the subject in the link on Video- & Photostation too - Just contact us. These Videos & Photos can have © (look the single file) and we are not responsible for the contents. Of course, you can always withdraw, what you have send. It´s without expenses for you to get your link, video - photo here, but we have to confirm all before it will be uploaded.

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Amateur contra Professional

If there´s wrong spelling and grammar, so please inform us, so we can correct!
You have to remember, that everything is easy, when you can and know how to do, maybe it´s very simple for you
a science for other
in many situations other can - know something, they think are simple, but you think it´s a science....
All you find here is our home-made web-sites, that are just old amateurs' work, and we don´t know much about it, but would so much like to learn e.g. making much better web-sites ..... in spite of our age!
Do you find anything, which maybe is wrong in what we have written, wrong spelling etc. - and also in the way we have made the web-sites (We are not super to do that), so we will be more than glad for getting help from you to correct the wrong thing and we are still hoping, that the pages can be a help for some of you.... but
just give the remarks: "That´s wrong - That´s not right - That´s not working"
and if the economy can, we are ready to pay for your HELP.
You are always welcome to click and use Contact - Send a mail to us

God Bless you & Many regards
The Balikbayan family
The Webmasters: About Philippines

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