local life

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While shopping in the Philippines is relatively cheap for expat standards, many Manilenos would think twice before buying at malls. Many would still prefer buying at secondhand shops, more popularly known as ukay-ukay.

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The Philippines is a relatively solid democracy with a strong civil society. Nevertheless, it is still a developing country, with persistent social problems, corruption, and a partially inefficient bureaucracy. Here is an overview of the political system, the level of development, and many links to country reports and fact sheets that provide you with further information about all sectors of society.

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After browsing through our website or spending several hours on various search engines you still can't find what you are looking for? Or you simply don't have the time or patience for it? No problem, just send an e-mail with your question to "Juan" and he will come back to you within 72 hours.

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It was the month of Local Life! Megacitizens experienced so much of the local Philippine life that it made it to our trending topic.

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Our first newsletter deals with life in the Philippines between national elections and Stammtisch! Surely, a Stammtisch is a very good place to discuss politics and elections. Not so for us, as the Megacitizens in Manila discussed the more basic needs and the joy of local life.

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Na-gets mo ba? Filipinos highly appreciate it when foreigners use polite phrases in Tagalog, like "Magandang umaga" and "Maraming Salamat po". But if you really want to blend in with the locals in an informal setting, you should learn some Pinoy slang.

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