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Live in the Philippines is a community of many thousands of people who share their experiences and enjoy reading about the experiences of others. Experience shared is knowledge gained by the many readers who are interested in moving to the Philippines or uniting with their significant other. We offer a huge database of free information as well as a wide range of services from helping you with your travel arrangements, performing investigations, starting a business and even with your visa needs

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Battle of the Bugs and Pests

By Luke | 6

When I was growing up, insects allowed me to be entertained for many hours. I would watch them, look at their lives as they busily went about their tasks, ants at first, then many others…

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It Was Bound to Happen:

By Paul Thompson | 23

That I’d write a very long article. Proof that if you have one week or three hours to pack a suitcase. You’ll pack the same things both times. This being my first monthly article to…

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Direct Deposit of US Government Payments

By Bob Martin | 14

Do you get US Government Payments? You get Direct Deposit to a Philippine Bank Did you know that you can now have most US Government payments (Social Security, Military Retirements, etc) deposited directly into your…

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Where The Rubber Meets The Road?

By Peter Devlin | 4

Back in 1993, I was invited to visit a rubber plantation in North Cotabato owned by a family I’ve known for several years. North Cotabato is a landlocked province located in Mindanao and its capital…

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A Day at the Beach

By Luke | 2

Yesterday morning as I was having my morning cup of coffee, my sweet wife came in and asked if I would like to go to the Beach, it was Sunday so the beach would have…

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Should you help an Indigent Expat in the Philippines?

By Bob Martin | 10

  Indigent. Homeless. These are the words to describe an expat that I got an email about. The American Expat no longer has a place to live. He no longer has money for food. He…

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Sili Silliness LiPCast

By Bob Martin | 12

  Hey, back with another LiPCast! I hope you guys are enjoying this new thing that I am doing. I am enjoying doing these videos and learning more and more about producing videos. Prices in…

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Best Courier Service in the Philippines – And the Cheapest?

By Bob Martin | 6

  A lot of people ask me what the best courier/delivery service is in the Philippines. Some people ask me what the cheapest courier service is. Some even want to know which service covers both…

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At Live in the Philippines (LiP) we have featured many talented writers over the years. Some of our writers serve as information providers, others fill the role of expat entertainment. Whatever you are looking for from our site you will find it, and surely one or two of our writers will be your favorite!

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Excellent information for those planning on moving to the R.P., especially regarding banking. Bob, as a successful entrepreneur, shares his insights along with other long-term expat’s ideas. WowPhilippines

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