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Key Expatriate Websites and Resources

Articles on the Philippines
Business and Economy in the Philippines
Expatriate Websites and Resources
News and Media in the Philippines
Recommended Reading on the Philippines
Travel Information on the Philippines

Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in the Philippines
Finding Jobs in the Philippines by Michaela Lola Abrera
Volunteering in the Philippines by Steve Hunt
The Unsung Philippines: Big Rewards for Flexible Travelers by Thomas H. Booth
Sagada, Philippines: A Hanging Tribute to the Past by Grady Hanrahan
Study in the Philippines by Brianne Nadeau

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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Recommended Reading on the Philippines
Philippines Travel Guide by Jens Peters
The Rough Guide to the Philippines 2 
Lonely Planet Philippines by Chris Rowthorn, Greg Bloom, Michael Grosberg, and Ryan Ver Berkmoes
Culture Shock! Philippines by Alfredo Roces and Grace Roces
Culture Smart! Philippines: A Quick Guide to Customs & Etiquette by Graham Collin-Jones and Yvonne Collin-Jones

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 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.

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