The Expat in the Philippines website is currently under renovation. We will do our best to complete the works as soon as possible. Go to the CONTACT page for inquiries.
My name is Jan van Dam, a native Dutch, who decided to spend the rest of his life in the Philippines. I moved here with my Filipino Spouse in 2008, after living a married life for 20 years in the Netherlands. Currently we reside in Antipolo City, more exact the lower part, close to Marikina City and Pasig City.
Antipolo City is the Capital of the Province of Rizal, and is situated East of the National Capital Region (Metro Manila).
About the website
This website tries to give all kinds of useful information for already settled Expats and Expats-to-be in the Philippines. But also non-expats are welcome to visit. You will find several categories with many items about most aspects of life, an Expat in the Philippines will (have to) experience or go through. You may use the menu or the search option to look for your desired subject.
The website is completely in English, but because I am not a native English-speaking person, I might make some mistakes that even a spelling checker not finds. So please, bare with me. But you are also invited to correct me by sending an email about my language use.
And please send me a message for all other reasons you want to contact me:
- Information on the site is not correct(anymore)
- New additional information about articles
- If you like to write an article yourself and have it published here
- In case you like to meet me in person
- Or if you just like to say Hi
- For any other reason
Please go to the CONTACT page to fill in the e-mail form. I usually reply within 24 hours.