You plan to move to the Philippines? Wollen Sie auf den Philippinen leben?

There are REALLY TONS of websites telling us how, why, maybe why not and when you'll be able to move to the Philippines. I only love to tell and explain some things "between the lines". Enjoy reading, be informed, have fun and be entertained too!

Ja, es gibt tonnenweise Webseiten, die Ihnen sagen wie, warum, vielleicht warum nicht und wann Sie am besten auf die Philippinen auswandern könnten. Ich möchte Ihnen in Zukunft "zwischen den Zeilen" einige zusätzlichen Dinge berichten und erzählen. Viel Spass beim Lesen und Gute Unterhaltung!

Deutsch lernen in Davao City! Learn the German Language in Davao City!

Sie müssen auf den Philippinen DEUTSCH lernen? You have to learn the German language in the Philippines? Sie wohnen in Davao oder irgendwo in Mindanao oder sonst wo auf den Philippinen? Do you reside in Davao City or somewhere else in Mindanao or the Philippines?

Hier können Sie am besten sehr gut Deutsch lernen. Mein Deutschkurs als Professor am Institute of Languages (Fremdspracheninstitut) an der University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao besteht bereits nunmehr fast zehn
Jahren und bietet die fundierte Ausbildung, die benötigt wird, um das A1/A2 - aber auch die B1 und B2- Examen beim Goethe Institut in Manila bestehen zu können. Das Goethe Institut Manila und USEP haben bereits vor 10 Jahren ein Memorandum of Understanding zur Förderung der deutschen Sprache und Kultur unterzeichnet. CHED - Commission on Higher Education befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe auf dem USEP-Campus. Alle Kurs-Teilnehmer erhalten ein Universitäts-Zertifikat mit Abschlußnote. Dies ist wichtig für eine Visaerteilung!
- My German Language Course at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City (International Institute of Languages) as Professor (since ten
years now!) provides you with the requested education. You will be able to pass the A1/A2-exam (or even the B1/B2 exam at the Goethe Institute in Manila). Ten years ago, the Goethe Institute and USEP signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding German language and cultural sup. CHED - Commission on Higher Education is located at the USEP campus. Language Course Students will be receiving an university certificate with average grade at the end of the course. This certification is important for a visa application!
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GERMAN LANGUAGE COURSES A1 and A2: 120 hours with the following schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 till 11:30 AM. Limited 15 seats only! New course will be starting July 23, 2018.

Deutsche Sprache-Kurse A1 und A2: 120 Stunden - Unterrichtsstunden: montags, dienstags und mittwochs und donnerstags von 9:30 bis 11:30Uhr. Begrenztes Platzangebot: nur 15 Teilnehmer! Der neue Kurs wird am 23. Juli 2018 beginnen.


EHEANNULLIERUNG AUF DEN PHILIPPINEN? Marriage annulment in the Philippines?


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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Heiner Maulbecker Relishes Retirement in His Beloved Baguio

By: Raoul J. Chee Kee, Philippine Daily Inquirer
THE ENTRANCE to Mother’s Garden is made of leafy vines forming an arch
THE ENTRANCE to Mother’s Garden is made of leafy vines forming an arch
Heiner Maulbecker cuts a familiar figure in Baguio City. The German national, who spent his childhood in a town near Heidelberg, first came to the Philippines in 1979 when he was asked to head Hyatt Terraces Baguio.
The hotelier was initially connected with the Hilton chain of hotels before joining the Hyatt Group. His last posting before the ill-fated Hyatt Terraces was at the Hyatt Bangkok. The 1990 earthquake caused the collapse of the Hyatt Terraces among other establishments in Baguio.
“After the earthquake, I was ‘clean.’ It took everything away, so I was able to move around with only an attaché case and two boxes of clothes,” he recalled.
Instead of fleeing the Philippines and seeking another posting, he returned after a brief trip to Germany, worked at Camp John Hay and eventually became the general manager of The Manor at Camp John Hay.
In 2014, he retired after logging in 52 years as a hotelier.
“I have lived longer here than I have lived in Germany,” he said.
VEGETABLE garden supplies herbs for the restaurant on site.
VEGETABLE garden supplies herbs for the restaurant on site. PHOTOS BY JILSON TIU

Easy access
Maulbecker has grown to love Baguio so much that he has built a house that overlooks part of the city. The bedroom is located on the first level for easy access for him and his partner.
“It’s an upside-down house,” he joked, but pointed out that it serves their needs well.
“People bought houses here with the intention of giving it to their grandchildren,” he noted, but their grandkids would rather stay in the city. It’s better this way, it’s quieter, you can actually hear birdsong.”
THERESE Jison and HeinerMaulbecker
THERESE Jison and HeinerMaulbecker
Since retiring, he now has time to look through the stuff he has accumulated after close to 35 years of living in Baguio.
“I’ve basically been sorting out the mess I’ve collected… I would put stuff in a box and say, ‘I’ll sort these things out when I retire,’ and now that time has come,” he said.
Maulbecker has made a lot of friends through the years, but the people he likes being with can be counted on the fingers of one hand, maybe two. He meets regularly with fellow expat retirees.
“It was originally a group of people who spoke French, and we would meet up and talk in French, but then the Swiss joined in as well as the Germans. But I noticed that the German members gather in one group while all the Swiss stay in another,” he noted.
Maulbecker chose to retire in Baguio, but he said that to attract more retirees, the Philippines should upgrade its recreation values.
“Other than the malls or the gyms, there are few places to hike, bike or do other outdoor activities, unless you go to the beach,” he noted. “Security should also be looked into, and health care and transportation options for senior citizens.”
QUIET spot with a view of the mountains
QUIET spot with a view of the mountains

Reality is different
Maulbecker also gave advice to those who plan to build a more compact place of their own. Basically, you should build it by taking your needs into consideration—not what you think others might need. He recounted how one of his neighbors built a beautiful house with a glass ceiling and a tub made of natural stones.
“She built the house for her artist-daughter who lived in Paris. There is even an atelier where her daughter can work should she need a space, but she has never come over to visit,” he said.
IFUGAO hut in the garden
IFUGAO hut in the garden
Maulbecker then narrated how another friend, a fellow retiree, built his house in Alabang with a huge kitchen and a center island where he imagined he and his friends would cook and eat huge meals together.
“It never happened. Well, we were there once for Christmas and everyone was late two hours because of the traffic jams,” he said.
“People should build their homes the way they want to because they’re the ones who will end up living in them. Some people build based on fantasy scenarios, but reality is always different,” he added.

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