philippines retirement

Real Estate on Samal Island {5}

Moving to the Philippines and want to find land for your retirement home, or maybe vacation home, on Samal Island? There are many options available lately. I’ve posted about each of these developments separately, but I thought it would be nice to consolidate into one post for the newcomers.

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PRA to Speed Up Davao Retirement MOA {7}

This references an article I saved late last year but never got around to posting about. It deals with the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to establish the Davao region as a retirement haven. Though the original article from Mindanao Times is no longer available online, the gist of it was that the PRA (Philippines Retirement Authority) wants to put the MOA on a fast track.
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Retire in the Philippines {19}

Retire in Philippines Hammock

As I reviewed my site recently, I noticed that I have never specifically posted as to why I want to retire in the Philippines. I have stated why Samal Island was chosen for the place to buy our land and build our house. I’ve even written about frugality and the Philippines, which touches on some of my beliefs in how I’d like to live my life. I had always figured each post kind of spelled out my reasons, but maybe not. Of course these reasons may change as time passes, but for now here are my top ten.
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Can I make it in the Philippines {12}

The Little Engine that Could

Are there obstacles? Oo (yes), there are many. Sometimes they seem to be overwhelming. I’ve listed many of them before (virtually all articles on my blog), some are more specific to me (vegetarian) and many others are the standard objections most foreigners have (weather, corruption, cultural differences, etc.)

So what if I do fail? And what exactly is failing in this situation? Do I pick up and move home (where is that at that point)? Move to another country? Possibly.
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The Exotic Philippines {1}

Many Americans have a distorted perception of the Philippines. Maybe it is just that they really don’t have any perception of the Philippines, other than it is a group of islands in a tropical setting. At least so it seems to me from the people I encounter.

This isn’t really surprising to me, as I had a similar view before I had visited there. I really knew almost nothing about the country, other than there had been a relationship between us, including during World War II. History and Geography were never my strong subjects. Seems that might be true for a good number of Americans as well.
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Right Here, Right now {2}

Right Here

    Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.
    There’s a land that I heard of Once in a lullaby.
    Somewhere, over the rainbow, skies are blue.
    And the dreams that you dare to dream
    Really do come true.

It’s easy to get caught up in the thoughts of planning for our retirement. Isn’t that why I created this blog in the first place? BUT that’s a long ways away. How long? I don’t really know for sure.

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