At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at the Philippines and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.Philippines Expat Support Network
This Facebook page curates a community of expats already living in, or planning to move to, the Philippines. Featuring regular updates of breaking news, honest opinions, travel suggestions, food recommendations and more. Their Facebook timeline also features events perfect for expats to mingle and meet with like-minded adventurers.
EXPAT American Philippines
Set up as an open online community (mostly due to the author living in the quiet countryside), the EXPAT American Philippines Facebook page is a place for socializing. The author hopes to create a space for American men to make a few friends, but loves to make contact with other people as well. Warning: at times content can occasionally be a touch risqué.
My Expats World: Manila
This global expat website shares a plethora of helpful general articles for anyone thinking of making a new life as an expat in Manila. The capital city of the Philippines is a curious mixture of Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers, not to mention the melting pot of local culture and overseas visitors. Whether a solo entrepreneur or someone hoping for a life a little more exciting outside a 9-5 cubicle existence, this is a great resource for inspiration.
Angeles City Expat News – Philippines
Focusing mainly on news, notes and happenings throughout Angeles City, Pampanga and all of Luzon in the Philippines, this facebook page is the social media face of Philippines Lifestyle. Featuring news articles, global events and lighthearted thoughts on fashion, this timeline is an intriguing mixture of styles.
The Philippines Expat Blog
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A personal blog and lifestyle guide – featuring tips on living in Cebu and exploring the Philippines – created/edited by Jonny Lis, a British expat. Sharing a plethora of helpful travel articles, images that will make everyone pack a suitcase and events within the Philippines that will conjure wanderlust immediately, these social media platforms are ones to follow.
Expatch.org: Manila Expat's Patch of the Web
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Building up the expat community in Manila and bolstering their followers’ experiences are the watchwords of this Philippines-centric corner of Expatch. Sharing heartwarming stories, recent relevant news and a calendar of intriguing events held in the capital city, this patch of the web is one to keep an eye on. Or, just ‘like’ and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Launched to help expats and share all the best information they need to live in the Philippines, this is a community that welcomes new and experienced expats moving to the islands. They offer to share the best contacts in the finance, travel, events and relocation industries, and help to point people in the right direction to make the most of new lives abroad.
Manila Expat Community
With the hashtag #ItsMoreFunInthePhillipines guiding the ethos of this Facebook page, specially set up as a hub for the expat community in Manila, this is a well populated forum which should be followed. Articles shared range from job roles to funny slices of life on the island. There are also helpful tips and advice from experienced locals and expats who are only too happy to help with obscure questions.
Expats & Foreigners In The Philippines
Making meaningful connections with other foreigners in the Philippines isn’t always easy, but the Expats & Foreigners In The Philippines Facebook page is a great starting point. The author and 500 followers share their experiences, photos and interests, alongside collecting good tips all foreigners should know. The content is often lighthearted, but also helps expats to understand the customs and the people as well as sharing possible job opportunities in the Philippines.
Recently set up (so new that you can smell the metaphorical paint fumes) this Facebook site has been created to help people in other countries who want to live in the Philippines. Sharing the best aspects of life in Manila, the unique offerings of life in a new culture and why expats should make their home in the bayside city on the island of Luzon.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in the Philippines on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!