Living in the Philippines
Key Expatriate Websites and Resources
|Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in the Philippines
| Business and Economy in the Philippines
Export.gov: U.S. Commercial Service in the Philippines publishes Country & Industry Market Reports, Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad.
World Trade Organization regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its members, including the Philippines.
International Monetary Fund promotes financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its 188 member countries. The website provides country information (with a section on the Philippines) and a number of publications, including the World Economic Outlook.
| Expatriate Resources in the Philippines
FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas), www.fawco.org, is an international network to support American women living abroad with over 70 member clubs worldwide, including the Philippines.
Asia Expats Forum is a community forum for expatriates living in Asia, with country-specific discussion groups including a Philippines Expat Forum.
AsiaXPAT provides extensive expatriate resources for those moving to one of 13 East Asian cities, including Manila.
Askalo Philippines, www.askalo.ph, is a Q&A community which allows expats to ask their own questions about any local topic and share their own tips and recommendations. This is an expat tool to help everyone discover useful experiences in all major cities across the Philippines.
BritishExpats.com is a website dedicated to British expats around the world, including a general forum on the Far East, including postings from the Philippines.
Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, with listings for the Philippines.
Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a section on the Philippines, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.
Locanto Philippines, www.locanto.ph, is a classifieds community which allows expats to buy, sell, and trade goods, meet new people and more in every city in the Philippines.
Newcomers Club Worldwide Directory is a worldwide directory of newcomers clubs for newly arrived expatriates, including the Philippines.
Yalwa Philippines, www.yalwa.ph, a business directory which allows expats to quickly locate and browse various local services offered in every city in the Philippines.
| News and Media in the Philippines
Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in the Philippines.
Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including the Philippines.
| Recommended Reading on the Philippines
| Travel Information in the Philippines
Philippines Department of Tourism
Airtimetable.com is an affordable air pass covering all ASEAN countries, including the Philippines.
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on Asia, including the Philippines.