Expat Relationships In The Philippines

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In this video I share with you Expat Relationships In The Philippines. Relationships between people can be difficult or smooth, in your home country and even abroad, however when it comes to expats associating with other expats in the Philippines, special considerations must be adhered to.

Although expats share a common bond when residing in another country away from their home country, the bond can be shredded and easily broken.

Many expats are hesitant to befriend other expats. Whether this is due to social ineptitude, unwillingness to bond, preconceived stereotypes, or fear of being turned in to authorities for crimes committed in their home countries; reluctance is sometimes clearly evident.

On the other hand there are many expats that thrive on social bonding with other expats.

I share a story of Timothy Wilson, a 60 year old retired Navy Seal, who married a Filipina (Jocelyn Wilson) and retired in the Philippines dwelling in Busay, Cebu Philippines.

Timothy’s charred body was found in a burned out vehicle belonging to one of his expat buddy Craeg Ratcliff. Ratcliff also went by the name of Keith Ratcliff as well.

The PNP theorizes that Timothy Wilson was killed by Ratcliff due a debt of $500k that was owed to him by Ratcliff.

A sad story of expat on expat crime.

I suggest in the video that it is very important to be careful how you approach and engage with other expats. Simply stated some expats specialize in scamming and taking advantage of other expats.

Briefly, about Me…

I have visited the Philippines since 2010, And in 2015, I finally had the opportunity to live in a beautiful place with wonderful, gifted and talented people.

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  1. Solomon The ll
    Solomon The ll 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Why don't you ever do videos with your wife in them?

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  2. Rj Z
    Rj Z 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    great video Bobby. I just stay with my family. I don't trust anyone anymore. I did to talk to expacts at the mall and most of them just walked by without saying a word to me. Thats fine with me

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  3. Skip P
    Skip P 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Wonderful advice I experienced that on my last visit there.

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  4. Solcar Vulcan
    Solcar Vulcan 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Good Advise!

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  5. Robert Tiberious
    Robert Tiberious 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Being from New York, I was raised to never trust anyone.
    And if you do, DO A BACKGROUND CHECK.

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  6. steve stevens
    steve stevens 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Bobby-yep..for me I don't need/want a drinking partner, I'll pass on the "great" business opportunity-and won't tolerate moochers or scammers (pretty good at reading most folks). Know your friends well-but know your adversaries even more and one will find peace in paradise. PEACE!!

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  7. Michael Valdez
    Michael Valdez 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Good video

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  8. olala muybien
    olala muybien 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    panday = carpenter……mekaniko = mechanic……kusinero/ra = cook……basurero/ra = garbage worker……pasahero = passenger……autobus = bus……sapatos = shoes……bakus = belt…..relo = watch…..areyus = earrings…… kwentas = necklace……polceras = bracelets……alahas = jewelry……antepara; anteyohus = eyeglass……sudlay = comb……panyu = handkerchief……..purol = short pants……sanina = clothes…… sastre; mananahi = seamstress…..labakara = face towel…..tualya = towel

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  9. E CABen
    E CABen 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Can I make a suggestion? Your videos are informative but it's hard to focus because the framing is really bad and there's too much movement. Sometimes we only see half of your face or sometimes it's too close. I don't mean to offend.

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  10. Eric H
    Eric H 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    sad story

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  11. Steve Cadman
    Steve Cadman 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    I have found the same with expats, many are totally not interested in even saying hello

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  12. jimcunningham61
    jimcunningham61 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    good advice bobby , I don't go out of my way to meet expats , I'm only there for a few weeks and rather spend time with my wife and her family

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  13. Richard Thomas
    Richard Thomas 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    i will be your friend, when i get there

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  14. Fidelity Quester
    Fidelity Quester 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    I believe you Bobby. But I don't believe some of the story. Lend $500k? don't think so. for mining? don't think so. believe the wife? NFW

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  15. Chicky Rossy
    Chicky Rossy 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Thanks for the info Bobby D one love.

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  16. Chicky Rossy
    Chicky Rossy 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Hey what up Chicky here from Connecticut.

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  17. Jane Dudynsky
    Jane Dudynsky 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    That's a very sad story. I hope they catch that Australian killer soon. Sorry, this video is very depressing but it opens everybody's eyes to be careful who to associates with when living in a foreign country. Good video and thank you for the good advice.

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  18. Bronx Bred
    Bronx Bred 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    thanks for taking a walk outside while speaking your msg; nice change from the interior shots you normally take. show us viewers the neighborhood, or some spots you like to just go and chill at. Also, do you and your wife have children

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  19. Karl BHX
    Karl BHX 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Just my humble take on things –

    Personally, I would bet money that MOST_(but not all)_ solo travelling male 'expats'_(those typically over 50yrs or so)_ have a dysfunctional past and questionable social/family history of sorts …this being both the rationale/motivation for them wishing to leave their past and their native country behind, and moreover the reason for their rather antisocial/negative attitude towards other expats; who they may on some subliminal level feel threatened by, in competition with or fear may expose them_(the latter being in respect of those labelled as weirdos, criminals, sexual deviants, swindlers or bums back in say the USA)._

    That said, where 'money' is at stake these same questionable expats are quick to put a mask of friendliness on and do their best to earn trust. Often, their true colours appear after a short while.

    Some like +Jason Wilson for example (an abuser and predator of filipina) find it easier to operate online using a fake made up persona from where with a hijacked photo they can give the impression they are good, noble and respectable.

    Others even try to hustle a dime/penny to sustain their life in the Philippines by setting up a YouTube channel – benefit of this being that they can rehearse and edit and control what they wish to show others. Luckily not ALL YouTube channel hosts are that way; Bobby D for example strikes me as a genuine decent God fearing/loving expat!

    My advice to any 'decent' expats out there?…keep well clear and keep your inner circle small n close.

    Peace, health and contentment to all the good expats/foreigners out there!

    p.s. Oh for those that don't know +Jason Wilson is just one of those sick sexual expat predators with a fake photo and persona that spends hours surfing other expat channels and has no regard for Filipina or children who he simply sees as sex objects. Certainly not the sort of expat you want to ever meet!

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  20. edmhie1
    edmhie1 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Very nice topic…….good advice.

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  21. Andrew Christiansen
    Andrew Christiansen 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Damn… That's a very sad story. It's best not to lend money. Just give a small amount if someone's in need. But never lend anything you can't afford to lose.

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  22. Andrew Christiansen
    Andrew Christiansen 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    I think some expats see other expats as competition. Hence, the kind of treatment among each other.

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  23. Cagayan Valley Isabela and Beyond
    Cagayan Valley Isabela and Beyond 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    I do not mind having EXPATs as friends, but I am very careful in whom I chose to be friends with. If they present an attitude of being a drunkard and want to complain all the time, they are quickly removed from my circle of friends. Business deals are not an issue as I have the same answer most Filipinos have, "walang peso!"

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  24. Expat N Training
    Expat N Training 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Excellent! 16 years ago I relocated to the Caribbean. Oops…I mean I was running away from myself and did not get to far while not going towards a solution. I had lost my father, brother and mother and I was on TILT. If it had not been for the expat community, my church and luck I would have ended up in very bad shape. Thanks Mr. Bobby

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  25. Expat Lover
    Expat Lover 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Bobby D would be happy to meet you when traveling thru Cebu City.
    But dont retire to Manila until December.
    American from Texas.
    There are still normal American expats around.
    Rule #5 dont lend money to friends.

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  26. Kevin Sanders (Kuya Kevin)
    Kevin Sanders (Kuya Kevin) 12 July, 2016, 16:06

    Very good advice.

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