If you like what you read here and would like to support my work, you can send a gift to my PayPal at the link below I live on a minimal social security payment each month so all gifts are appreciated regardless of amount. The amount is not important. Even enough for a cup of coffee is fine by me.
Some months are difficult, but I am on a tourist visa and cannot work in the Philippines. Gifts will support my daily living and help me build the deposit necessary to get my Retirement VISA. The deposit is $10,000, I currently have $1,500. So have a ways to go. And yes, gifts go to my US Bank Account and I will pay US taxes on them. The US requires citizens to pay taxes on all income regardless of where they live or work. However there is a generous deduction (about $100,000) allowed for ex-patriots living overseas once I establish residency here.
Please note I am not a non-profit or a ministry so gifts are NOT tax deductible. Just an old soul doing what I feel led to do. Who knows, someday that may change but for now I want you to know.
Maraming Salamat Po!
Thank you very much in Filipino. The National Language Filipino, is based upon the Taglalog dialect of Central Luzon and taught all in all schools. Other regional dialects spoken in the Philippines include: Cebuano, Ilokano, Waray-Waray, Hiligaynon, Pangasinan, Bikol, Maranao, Maguindanao, Tausug, and Kapampangan. All of them contribute some to the National language, even if only a few words. There are numerous other sub-dialects in more remote areas. American English is also widely taught in most if not all schools.