Why would anyone want to Emigrate to the Philippines?
(Last updated 1 January 2017)
Read on and I’ll tell you why,and also explore a few options you may not have considered.
Want to never worry about Donald Trump being president?
- 0.1 Want to never worry about Donald Trump being president?
- 0.2 Sick Of Obama Care (So complicated even Ted Cruz can’t figure it out)?
- 0.3 Don’t Want to See This Snarling Face on January 20th, 2017?
- 0.4 Why Emigrate?
- 0.5 The complete guide to fleeing President Donald Trump’s America
- 0.6 But Hype or Not, Some People Are Serious About Wanting to Emigrate to the Philippines
- 0.7 Canada
- 0.8 Mexico
- 0.9 Australia
- 0.10 Singapore
- 0.11 But Think About the Philippines
- 0.12 And there is no Donald here LoL.
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One answer is easy. Do like I did more than 10 years ago and move to the Philippines. I’m going on 11 years in-country and still loving it, and my bank account loves me too.
Sick Of Obama Care (So complicated even Ted Cruz can’t figure it out)?
Well I have an answer for that, too. I am not subject to Obama Care. Why? Again, because I live in the Philippines. Any American who stays outside the USA for 330 days or more a year does not fall under the ACA (Affordable Care Act)(the legal name for Obama Care). Easy-Peasy.
Don’t Want to See This Snarling Face on January 20th, 2017?
Well I have no fear of that, for sure. Even if “The Donald” wins the race, it will be the 21st here when the US Presidential Inauguration takes place. (International Dateline, ya know)
Now please do me a favor and read what I say here before you fill my comments section with pro-Trump or anti-Trump comments, or any other political clap trap. I’ll delete any and all partisan political comments.
This article is about the advantages of emigrating to the Philippines for Americans. There are a thousand and one blogs and websites where political comments are more than welcome. Take your right-wing or left-wing articles there. Advantages of moving to the Philippines is what the article is about. Fair enough?
I’ve written a lot on this subject before, one of my better articles is here:
Medical Care in the Philippines — Insurance Companies Do NOT Own Americans
But the main reason I was inspired to write this current article are some of the main-stream USA media’s articles on the phenomenon of US citizens vociferously voice the opinion that if Mr. Trump wins, they will move elsewhere.
Example, (well worth the read, go ahead, I’ll wait).
This article from the NY Daily News outlines a lot of factual information along with the hype that celebrities always generate. I mean Al Sharpton vowing to leave the USA? Come on now, he would be such a “nothing burger” in any other country.
But Hype or Not, Some People Are Serious About Wanting to Emigrate to the Philippines
In the Daily News article, the majority of people interviewed seemed to be leaning heavily towards Canada. Well a couple points to consider about that:
Many Americans can’t qualify to move to Canada. You have to be relatively young and have marketable, professional skills. See the requirements here: Immigrate to Canada
Canada is way more socialized than the USA,mandatory national health and such, and Canadian taxes are HUGE in comparison to the USA. So I guess for some the Canadian political climate would be a plus factor, but for those who are sick of the “nanny state” adult day care center the USA has already become, I’m not so sure.
But it’s true that Donald Trump can never be president there 😉
Now what about Mexico? A lot of Americans already have decided to expatriate to Mexico. Like Canada it shares a common border. Of course once Trump builds his wall it may not be so easy to ever return to the USA. Plus, they speak Spanish there. Aren’t there any English-speaking countries available? Mexican immigration information here:
Hey, there you go. Big country, lot’s of opportunity, and it’s an English-speaking country (sort of, if you can understand the “strine”, that is). Most Americans can immigrate there too. IF they have upwards of $400,000 USD to pay for a visa that is good for a long-term stay/permanent residency. Australia immigration information here: Immigration and Visas
A lot of rich Americans have made news in recent years by emigrating to Singapore. It’s a real jewel of a country, very small, very rich, orderly beyond belief (just don’t get caught chewing gum on the street, caning is still a legal punishment there). And English is one of the official languages.
But I mentioned “rich” Americans for a reason. Singapore can be a fantastically expensive place to live. It might suit some of you, though and once again, Donald Trump and Obama Care can’t touch you there. Learn more here:
But Think About the Philippines
I could go on and on with many other countries where Americans can live, long-term, with varying degrees of ease, but I don’t feel I need to.
Ten plus years ago I said goodbye to the US, the violence, the senseless political bickering, the rabid fights between “Liberals” and “Conservatives” and made my permanent home in the Philippines. I haven’t regretted it yet. Why?
- Many different visa options, including the simplest way I recommend for first-timers … just come, get a free tourist visa stamp in your passport and renew it bi-monthly for as long as three years.
- English is widely spoken and it is one of the official languages. Helpful that important things like laws and government regulations are in English. Even if signs happen to be written in Filipino, the letters are in the English alphabet, so it’s pretty easy to figure out what it is you aren’t supposed to do.
- People are among the most friendly in the world and Americans are almost universally well treated.
- Visits to the doctor are cheap, maybe $10 USD. That’s the total payment, not a copay. Just took one of my nephews to the local Emergency room, had a doctor’s exam/consult and several lab tests. Total bill? Less than $13 USD. (no that is NOT a typo)
- Many common maintenance prescription drugs can be as cheap as 1/10th the price for the exact same drug in the USA.
And there is no Donald here LoL.
Think about it and then let me know your (non-partisan) thoughts. Would you ever Emigrate to the Philippines?