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
U.S. Commercial Service offers assistance to help U.S. businesses export goods and services to markets worldwide, including the Philippines.
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 184 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.
AlloExpat.com is an information and resource portal for expatriates living in or moving to the Asia-Pacific region, including an online forum for expatriates in 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.
Expat Exchange provides a wealth of resources and articles, as well as a forum.The site has a few useful articles and links about the Philippines.
Expat Web Directory provides listings of expatriate discussion groups and forums for most countries, including 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.
| Government and International Organizations for the Philippines
United Nations Development Programme in the Philippines provides information about UN projects on democratic governance, social development, environment and sustainable development, and more.
Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations provides general information about culture, politics and the economy, as well as a variety of useful links.
The World Bank provides reports and analysis about infrastructure, health, trade and more, with a section on East Asia & the Pacific, including the Philippines.
U.S. Agency for International Development in the Philippines provides development aid in a variety of fields, such as health, economic development, etc. The website gives an overview of the agency's activities.
| 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, www.tourism.gov.ph.
Asian Hip-Hop Pass, www.airtimetable.com/airpass_asia.htm, 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.