Philippine Links

All of the links given below can be found in and are fully discussed in the book "How to Retire in the Philippines" by Les Johns which can be purchased directly from this site.

Tourist Pages

Latitude and Longitude

Mountains and Hills of the Philippines

Rivers of the Philippines

Manila The Capital City

Places to go and Things to do

Photographs of the Philippines

U.S. Information on the Philippines

Explore the Philippines

Visit the Philippine

Native Animals

Photographs of Flora

Photographs of Fauna


Spiders of the Philippines

Dangerous Animals of the Philippines

Venomous Snakes (Very slow load)

Snakes of the Philippines

Toxic Plants

List of National Parks

Sports in the Philippines

Airports of the Philippines

Air Connections

Photographs of Airports

Railways of the Philippines

National Roads

Images of Roads Throughout the Country

Rivers of the Philippines

Transport on Rivers in the Philippines

Maps of Rivers in the Philippines

Economy of the Philippines

Cost of Living in the Philippines

Cost of Living in Manila

Comparative Cost of Living Statistics

History of the Philippines

Government and Immigration Department Pages

Some of the site links provided below are not strictly Government or Immigration Department publications but the organizations concerned are authoritative and "official" in the administration of the immigration procedures described.

Philippine Retirement Authority

Location of Embassies and Consulates

Immigration Requirements for Residency

Tourist Visa - Availability and Requirements

Healthcare in the Philippines

World Health Organization Comments

Useful Site on Police Clearance Certificates

Australian Notes on Police Clearance Certificates

Looking for Birth Certificates

British Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

Tracing Ancestors (Slow load)

Corruption Index 1

Corruption Index 2


List of Banks

History of Banking in the Philippines

History of the Philippine National Bank

History of the Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas

Exchange Controls

Income Tax

British Government Pensions

Frozen British Pensions

CentreLink (Australian Pensions)

Other Pension Advice (Qrops)

More Qrops Information



Financial Advice

Offshore Company Formation

Realistic Job Prospects (Make appropriate entries in respective rubrics)


Driving Philippine Style

A Few Rules

Driving Dangers

Driving and Hiring

Getting a License


Climate of the Philippines

Detailed Description of Climate

Images of the Climate


Weather in Manila

Weather in Many Centres

Some Weather Graphs

Maps of the Philippines

Maps of the Philippines

Provinces of the Philippines


Longitude and Time

Location of the Philippines

Time in the Philippines

Time Across the World