It is not easy to find help and advice in the Philippines, often people will give you incorrect advice and finding the advice online is not always easy as government websites seem to be down a lot.
Brits in the Philippines has done a lot of the work for you to bring you our help and advice in the Philippines section, in it we give information on many subjects from animals, British Embassy, how and where to complain, driving, getting married and much more.
All the information in our Help and Advice section is correct at time of publishing but please be aware that laws do change, we will do our best to keep the information up to date.
Help and Advice in the Philippines section is built from many hours of research together with personal experience and where we can we add copies of the law for you.
While this section was originally aimed at British Expats in the Philippines it is now being used by many Filipinos and expats from all over the world.
We are always looking to expand the things we can give advice on and would be pleased to here from anyone that can help.
I use Lazada a lot and used to be very happy with them, however things seem to be changing with six out of the last eight items I ordered from Lazada being out of stock. 6 out of 8 items ordered […]
The only Python in the Philippines is the Reticulated Python, which is not only the longest snake in the world it is also the longest reptile in the world. While they are not normally a danger to humans there have […]
I had used Lazada many times in the past and was very happy with them, however with the problems of my last order and the Poor Service from Lazada Philippines I will probably never use them again. On the 25th […]
Just received this email and thought it might be useful for anyone looking to buy a house in the Philippines. Dear Brits In the Philippines I would just like to let you know of a positive experience I have recently […]
The venom of the Banded Sea Krait is among the most toxic snake venoms in the world, luckily they are very docile snake and not at all aggressive so it is rare for it to bite humans, the humans that […]
If you need to complain about your consumer rights, it helps if you know where to complain. Our advice when complaining is keep a cool head and research your rights before you complain. You are far more likely to get […]
If you are looking for a construction contractor this list of licensed PCAB contractors could be a great help. There is also a list of contractors that were blacklisted by PCAB at the time this was published. List of licensed […]
The list of DTI accredited Balikbayan Box shippers that ship from the UK seems to get sorter all the time. This is not surprising as in the past many peoples boxes were not delivered and in some cases their items were discovered […]
List of DTI accredited service and repair shops Finding a repair shop for your car, electrical equipment etc. that you can trust to do a good job can be a nightmare. The DTI has a listed of accredited service and repair shops […]
What should you do in an Earthquake? Sadly what they teach in the Philippines is very out-of-date, running out of a building with your hands over your head as they teach in the Philippines is more likely to get you […]
If you are thinking of returning to the UK you could be in for a shock, many things that you think you would have an automatic right to as you are British and paid tax and National Insurance all your […]
Philippine cobra the most deadly Cobra in the world. Also, known as the Northern Philippine cobra, its Tagalog name is Ulupong, in Cebuano it is known as Agawason, in Carasaen in Ilocano and the scientific name is Naja philippinensis. The […]
Philippines Traffic Violations Very few people in the Philippines seem to know the traffic laws, the locals seem to make up their versions of what they believe is the law to fit in with the way they drive. Knowing the Philippines Traffic Violations […]
Despite the fact that the Philippines is ranked as one of the most gay-friendly nations in the world, when it comes to Same-sex marriage and civil partnership the Philippines does not offer any legal recognition to same-sex marriage, civil unions or domestic partnership […]
Getting married in the Philippines Please take extreme care when getting married in the Philippines, a lot of marriages are not legal because people take short cuts or unknowingly miss parts of the process. Our advice if you are getting […]
Know your rights when you get stopped by a Filipino Traffic Enforcer. This came from a former colleague of a member of Brits in the Philippines who now consults for the MMDA. May be helpful for those annoying moments you get […]
The following list of funeral directors has been prepared by the British Embassy Manila for the convenience of British Nationals who may require this service and assistance in the Philippines. It is provided on the understanding that the British Embassy […]
To ensure the safety of your property purchase, you have to conduct your own due diligence. Of course it’s always best to consult with licensed real estate professionals when buying property. However, you can do your part by checking the […]
List of Philippines Emergency Phone Numbers NATIONAL EMERGENCY HOTLINE 911 Brits in the Philippines has updated the list of Philippines Emergency Phone Numbers and useful Phone Numbers. We have also updated it so you can just click on the number to dial from a […]
PAWS is a registered non-profit organization which is dedicated to the protection and the promotion of humane treatment of all animals. It runs an animal shelter called “PARC” (PAWS Animal Rehabilitation Centre) located at Aurora Blvd., Katipunan Valley, Loyola Heights, […]
Many people seem to think there are no laws on animal welfare in the Philippines. However there are laws in the Philippines against maltreatment of animals, they also cover many other things such as shelter, and adequate care. The laws […]
The process to convert a foreign Driving license to a Philippines license should be easy and if you go to a main LTO centre that are used to dealing with foreigners it will be easy, however if you go to […]
The Philippines seem to have a love of using acronyms and it can be confusing for visitors and expats. Brits in the Philippines have compiled a list to help you understand what people,forms etc are talking about. There is probably many […]