Money in tagalog is called Pera and for the majority of people in the Philippines pera is very hard to comeby, however if you drive along EDSA in Manila the amount of expensive cars might make you feel there is is no shortage of pera.
In the Philippines the currency is called the Peso in English and the Piso in Tagalog, the Peso is equal to one hundred centavos (English name) or sentimos (Tagalog name).
We hope that this website might be able to save you some peso with the advice we give on many things. When we can we will review products in the hope that it will save our readers some money.
The amount of salt in a Filipinos diet is huge and it is causing major health problems. In the west, we have been warned for many years about the health risk of consuming to much salt. So it comes as […]
When you first arrive in the Philippines one of the most shocking things is the number of vehicles driving at night with no lights on. Why do so many Filipinos drive with no lights on? We have spoken to many […]
There is no doubt that MMDA needs to up its game, the number of parking tickets MMDA issue is very small compared to other major cities in the world. MMDA is trying hard to clear the streets of Manila but […]
Sadly Ethnic, Racial or Religious Discrimination is rife in the Philippines, however things do seem to be improving. Despite widespread Ethnic, Racial or Religious Discrimination it is illegal in the Philippines. Two years ago we did an article on the […]
I received my Bajaj Compact RE 4S cover yesterday and was able to use it last night, I know a lot of you are interested in these covers from Fherwindel Garcia Singian so I thought I would do a product […]
Cleaning your Bajaj RE in the right way will not only make it look good but also make it last longer. Recently I have seen some Bajaj RE’s that are less than a year old, that look dull and/or dirty […]
On 10th September LTO released a Memo about the Bajaj RE and the Piaggio Ape. Memorandum Circular No. 2018-2148 SUBJECT: CLASSIFICATION AND REGISTRATION OF BAJAJ 46 F AND RE 4 STROKE UNITS: PIAGGIO APE UNITS AND OTHER SIMILAR VEHICLES Pursuant […]
There is a simple answer to Manila’s traffic problems that does not involve building more roads, and it would save all drivers money. The answer to Manila’s traffic problems is the Bajaj RE, TVS King and the Piaggio Ape. We will […]
At the weekend I met a Filipino nurse that has worked in many countries and he told me not to trust Philippines hospitals The conversation came about because we have been told my son needs major surgery despite the fact […]
Culture shock can range be simply that something is done differently to what you are used too, right through to something that you find really shocking, or something that makes you feel bad, and many things in between. Philippines Culture […]
PLDT Dasmarinas Outage happened at 7:30 am on Monday the 2nd July parts of Dasmarinas lost their internet, phone lines and Cignal TV. At 5:00 pm a PLDT technician told us it would be reconnected in 30 minutes, however it […]
Coventry Motors Corporation has just opened a large showroom at Greenhills, Manila, Philippines. The name of the showroom is All British Cars, it is situated along EDSA so All British Cars Philippines will be seen by thousands of drivers each […]
In 1935 the Philippines nearly became part of the British Commonwealth of Nations which would mean Queen Elizabeth II would be Queen of the Philippines. On the 20th of January 1935 a secret liaison agent working for President Quezon contacted […]
If you do not live in Manila you might be unaware of the MMDA traffic enforcement and the enforcement by other agencies under the umbrella of I-ACT (InterAgency Council for Traffic) that has been happening in Manila. The InterAgency Council […]
The Jeepney is often regarded as a cultural icon of the Philippines. When people think of the Philippines they often think about brightly painted Jeepneys that are often used in tourism adverts. While you might see the odd brightly painted […]
The TEN Digital Therapy Machine is designed to ease pain by electrical pulses that are transmitted to the body. While Research into the effectiveness of TENS machines have so far been inconclusive, many physiotherapists around the world do use TEN […]
Is calling a Bajaj RE a Bajaj Tricycle correct? In the Philippines the Bajaj RE is often called a Bajaj tricycle. So is the Bajaj RE a tricycle? The simple answer is no it is not a tricycle. I often […]
If you use a currency converter to find out the value of your British pound or even dollars in Philippines Piso, you may have noticed they now spell it as Philippines Piso instead of Peso. If you are like me […]
PhilHealth for Foreigners the Facts There is much confusion about the entitlement of PhilHealth for foreigners and how foreigners apply for PhilHealth. We hope that this will clear-up the confusion over PhilHealth for foreigners. There is no doubt that PhilHealth […]
The vinyl roof of the Bajaj RE auto rickshaw can quickly become dull looking and commercial car washes make it even worse by leaving a film of chemical on the roof that makes it look dull. There are many expensive […]
Following the end of Martial Law a snap election was held on the 7th February 1986 this election in turn led to the downfall of President Marcos via the People Power Revolution (Also known as EDSA 1.) On a political […]
The Welsh Deli brings a taste of Britain to the Philippines. They provide a range of British food that was not available in the Philippines before, such as British sausages, pies, hams and back bacon. Everyone that has tried Welsh Deli products […]
Coral Beach Club an oasis away from the noise of Manila At times, it seems the noise and the hustle and bustle of the Philippines are impossible to get away from, but there is an oasis just 3 hours drive from […]
A Pinoy couple ran an illegal money lending business for nurses in the NHS and health workers from their home in Torquay, a court has been told. Nardo and Theodora Bacquain loaned money to members of the Filipino community living in England. The couple claimed they […]
Urgent assistance If you’re in the Philippines and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +63 2 858 2200. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national […]
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 […]
A 66-year-old woman was murdered in Parañaque on Tuesday, she was shot several times inside her vehicle, the murder got off a motorbike, approached the right side of her car and fired shot her, he then went to the driver’s […]
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