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Getting a Residency Visa in Philippines, here is what you require.

In the same way as other places outside of the United States, business in Philippines is blasting, with special open doors taking into account the nation’s English capability and social similitudes toward the west. Yet as usual, its critical to know the pitfalls.

In case you’re interested in living in Asia, getting second residency in the Philippines is a good choice. For westerners used to specific benchmarks, parts of Manila … Read the rest “Getting a Residency Visa in Philippines, here is what you require.”

Getting Philippines Citizenship is a clear process, see how?

Acquiring the Filipino citizenship is an extremely clear process, if you meet the essential necessities. Children of Filipino parents have a less demanding time acquiring citizenship, yet the individuals who have lived in the Philippines for a certain time of time may qualify, as well, if they can demonstrate they are of good character and an advantage for the nation.

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The Balikbayan Program – General Benefits and Laws Around Buying Property in the Philippines

The Balikbayan Program of the Philippines has been in force for more than two decades now, but many Filipinos are hardly aware of the laws and benefits they can avail when they return to their own country.
So who can avail the Balikbayan privileges? The Balikbayan program is applicable to:

(i) Any Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one year
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Meet Sean Cooney – adventure Junkie and owner of BadLadz Resorts in Philippines

Sean CooneyFrom traveling to a new place to opening a business that suits the area Sean Cooney successfully ran 16 different businesses in four different countries before selling everything to settle in the Philippines. After trying his hand on different businesses – from electronics to aerial photography to scuba diving – he currently runs an adventure sports company and two resorts in Puerto Galera. We spoke to him recently and he Read the rest “Meet Sean Cooney – adventure Junkie and owner of BadLadz Resorts in Philippines”

Andrew Maniotis on Living as an Expat in the Philippines

Andrew Maniotis

Greek by birth, a sports junkie and a dancer by choice; meet Andrew Maniotis who changed careers to finally find home in the Philippines where he now works as an International Director in a major player in the consumer services industry.

The interview…

Tell us something about your background – personal and professional.
My Nationality is Greek. I’m blessed on how I grew up. I was involved in sports my
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Working with Filipino Employees – Rules Employers Should Know

A lot of companies have outsourced most of their business’ tasks to the Philippines because of cheap labor and low cost of living. Filipinos are known to be very hard working, hospitable, trustworthy and cheerful people, that’s why a lot of foreigners even decide to come here to start a business.

Unfortunately, not all Filipino employees are viewed in this light. Some expats have trouble dealing with their Filipino employees Read the rest “Working with Filipino Employees – Rules Employers Should Know”

Robert Richardson on Living in the Philippines

Robert RichardsonIn an exclusive interview with Holiday Home Times, Rob Richardson talks about his journey from Texas to Manila. He also shares his life as an expat in this tropical country and explains why “it’s more fun in the Philippines”.

The interview…

Please tell us something about your background – personal and professional.
I’m an American who grew up in Texas. I came to the Philippines probably around April of
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Laws Around Buying Property in the Philippines for Foreigners

Thinking of buying your own property in the Philippines? But what exactly do you need to know about owning property in the Philippines when you are a foreigner?

The thing is, where you are a foreigner, you cannot really own a piece of land in the Philippines. The law prohibits this and, unless you are married to a Filipino you cannot go and purchase real estate properties. However, there are Read the rest “Laws Around Buying Property in the Philippines for Foreigners”

Holiday Homes in the Philippines -What they would cost to buy?

Despite the rise and popularity of condominium units in the Philippines these days, not everyone living in the Philippines is willing to shell out money to own a small piece of a high-rise building. There are still those who want their property in the Philippines to be the traditional house set on their own land. So for those looking to get more than just building space, you can’t go wrong Read the rest “Holiday Homes in the Philippines -What they would cost to buy?”

Information on International Schools in the Philippines

There are many international schools in the Philippines and most of them are in Manila, while a couple others are in Cebu, Subic and Davao. The schools are accredited both locally and internationally, and they offer either an American or British IGSE school track. Needless to say, all schools are staffed by competent educators and guidance counsellors, most of which are foreigners with local and international teaching experience. Even if Read the rest “Information on International Schools in the Philippines”

Filipino Customs and Habits You Need to Know

Living in the Philippines is a relatively easy task. Most Filipinos, especially in the urban areas, are able to speak English well enough to be of assistance to foreigners and they it is very rare that you would run into someone who will not be willing to help if you are lost and needing directions. But, as friendly as the people are, a foreigner is still a foreigner and the Read the rest “Filipino Customs and Habits You Need to Know”

Top 5 Locations to Buy Holiday Properties in the Philippines

So you are planning for a nice long holiday out of the country and, after going through a lot of brochures and promotional videos, you were convinced that “It’s more fun in the Philippines” and decided that it is the place to go. With 7, 107 islands, you are now faced with a tiny little problem. Where do I stay? Where is the best place to rent holiday homes in Read the rest “Top 5 Locations to Buy Holiday Properties in the Philippines”

Registering a Business in the Philippines

For expats living in the Philippines, employment is not the only option. In fact, another lucrative option is set up your own business. Of course, not everyone knows how to do this. That’s where things become a bit tricky. To register a business, you’ll need to go through a meticulous process of preparing the necessary documentation and paying the required fees. While the ability to register a company may take Read the rest “Registering a Business in the Philippines”