Thinking about visiting the Philippines? Considering moving there permanently?
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. The population is 102 million, making it the 12th most populated country in the world according to United Nations estimates.
It’s a very popular place for tourists, especially western men looking for wives. I heard about a few stories about black men marrying Filipino women with great success, but that’s about all I knew. I joined a few asian dating websites and was surprised with my results! I was getting way more responses in Philippines than any other country in the world 🙂
One of our readers asked about the Philippines so I’m introducing you to a black American expat named Bobby Noren.
Meet Bobby Noren: Black Expat Living in the Philippines
I emailed Bobby a while ago and he seemed like a very passionate man who is serious about brothas finding happiness in the Philippines.
Bobby Noren is a Black American man who decided to leave in the matrix USA in 2012 and move to the Philippines. Not only did Bobby find freedom and peace, but ended up marrying a Filipino woman 18 years younger than he is. Bobby also runs a Youtube Channel (Check out his Youtube Channel).
Bobby explains Why he left America and Moved to the Philippines
Personal Message from Bobby
If you plan to move to the Philippines, then I bet you’ll be glad and happy you did.
It’s best to visit the Philippines first so that you’ll know what it’s like and how to better prepare yourself to have a great life abroad in this wonderful island paradise.
The Philippines is a very peaceful and tranquil country and makes you feel like you’re FREE.
The United States is supposed to be the only true free country in the world, but many of us don’t necessarily feel so free. However, you feel a greater sense of freedom in the Philippines.
I urge you to go there and see the Philippines for yourself.
Everywhere I went in the Philippines, almost all of the local men kept calling me Kobe Bryant.
The reason why Filipinos stare at Black american people so much is because they hardly ever get to actually see any black people from the USA, except on TV.
They are used to seeing White people because white people have always been coming to their country. It’s very rare to see genuine Black Americans there at anytime.
That’s why they treated me like a celebrity.
Here are several reasons why Black Men should consider escaping the Matrix USA to live in the Philippines.
1. More Freedom
The Philippines is a wonderful place to live because you get a great sense of freedom. You feel so much better in the Philippines than you do in the United States.
The racial tension and prejudice in places like America is so great that you can feel it in all settings like at your job or school.
Coming to the Philippines is a chance for a fresh start and break from the brutal American lifestyle.
2. Less Prejudice
America is guilty of some of the worst human rights violations in the world. If you live in the USA, then you already know what’s going on there.
In the Philippines, you are treated so much better. It’s like day and night.
Everyone’s experience will be different but keep in mind when you go to anybody’s country, you must carry yourself properly and adjust to their customs.
It’s important to readjust your behavior before moving to the Philippines. Western culture is a lot different than Filipino culture. As long as you are respectful and positive, you will have a wonderful experience.
Some people say great things and some people have bad things to say. Everybody will have a different experience but the key is to be humble and understand you are living in a different country with various customs, practices and beliefs.
3. Fewer Laws
Western societies like America have thousands of laws on the city, state and federal level. It’s no surprise that America has the most prisoners on the planet.
Not only that, but black men in America make up the majority of prisoners and receive the longest sentences!
That doesn’t sound like freedom to me. However, the Philippines has fewer laws and fewer crimes.
There is no crazy child support system or racist judicial system that targets Black men with lengthy sentences for often harmless offenses.
4. Less Stress
America has some of the best infrastructure and technological advances in the world, but all of this “progress” comes at a cost.
People living in western societies suffer from stress, mental anguish and frustration due to the competitive, dog-eat-dog lifestyle.
It’s gotten so bad that fast food restaurants feed American families because they have no time to cook healthy food. Making money and paying bills takes away precious time and leaves you drained all the time.
This lifestyle affects your health as well, especially if you are trying to climb the corporate ladder and reach the western definition of success.
In order to reach the top, you must compete brutally against other people and fight your way to the top. Everything in America is a battle.
Educated men fight each other in the boardroom while thugs fight each other in the streets.
You are always fighting for success.
Once you become successful, then you have to work even harder to maintain your success. Many people refer to it as the “rat race” where you constantly work to keep your stuff.
It wreaks havoc on your soul and keeps you from finding true spiritual happiness in a more simplistic, down to earth society.
The Philippines is a great way to escape the rat race and live in paradise without breaking the bank!
5. Lower Cost of Living
Cost of living in the Philippines is 51% lower than living in the United States! Rent is 80% lower!
The official currency of the Philippines is the Philippines Peso.
USD to Philippine Peso Exchange Rate
The problem most foreigners make is they think in terms of US dollars. Remember to think of everything in pesos.
Otherwise, you will continue to spend and spend like water then everything will seem expensive. Be careful about what you buy and always think in terms of pesos not dollars.
6. Get the Respect You Deserve
The Philippines culture is all about respect and people are treated with kindness first unless they do something wrong.
If you’re a black man, you may feel like a rockstar or celebrity because you are treated with such kindness. It’s just unbelievable how nice they treat you.
There are instances where you may feel uncomfortable but you’ll experience some negativity everywhere. It’s a big planet after all. Your positive interactions will outweigh your negative ones in the long run.
Filipino women are very kind and treat men with respect. There are exceptions but I’ve never heard men complaining about how disrespectful Filipino women are.
Come with an open mind, leave the baggage back home in the matrix, and you may be surprised.
7. More Peaceful
If you live in western countries like America, then you will really appreciate the more friendly, gentle nature of the Philippines.
Things move slower. Everyone relaxes and takes their time. There is a growing middle class who follow the 9 to 5 lifestyle but the majority of Filipinos still live a relaxed island lifesyle.
Since everyone around you is much more relaxed, you feel like you can truly be yourself and let go. This brings more inner peace and satisfication than any job or sports car could ever provide.
8. Fewer Crimes
Many cities in Philippines are relatively safe and you don’t hear about violent crime all the time.
Let’s face it: America is a slaughter house. Just turn on the news and it’s nothing but murder, murder and more murders.
That’s disgusting. Another reason to escape the MATRIX USA, especially if you have/want children.
Crazy psychopaths shoot up entire schools, drug addicts go on killing sprees, and people drive so fast in their cars that they split the entire car in half.
You won’t hear about people getting killed everyday in the Philippines. In the Philippines, people drive slow and take their time so there are fewer car accidents.
9. English is Widely Spoken
The official language of the Philippines is Tagalog but English is widely spoken by locals.
Philippines used to be an American colony so there is a great deal of familiarity with the English language.
If you’re a black man who wants to live in a country with few language barriers, then the Philippines is one of your best options.
Learning Tagalog will help you understand the culture even more so check out our article on tagalog words to learn a few and increase your language skills.
10. Find Love
Bobby left the matrix in 2012 and found the love of his life in the Philippines. If you’re looking for love, then the Philippines is a great place to find a wife or a few dates if you want to sample the menu.
If you want to chat up some Filipina women to test the waters, then try joining some Filipino dating sites and apps. You can make some connections and talk to Filipina girls right now if you join these sites and create a profile:
- FilipinoCupid: The largest dating site in the Philippines. Best overall selection and my recommend place for finding a long term wife or GF.
- PinaLove: The 2nd largest dating site and it’s the best places for chatting up girls for FREE.
- FindMate: Another free dating site that has lots of Filipina girls online.
Joining these problems gives you a chance to start conversations with Filipino women and see if you like what you see before you book a ticket to Manila. It’s a cheaper and easy option to dip your foot in the water.
Read some of the many testimonials from black men who found love in the Philippines.
Check out our article about Filipino women to learn more about finding a Filipino wife.
Testimonials from Black Men who Visited the Philippines
Want to hear more opinions on the Philippines? Here’s a few real testimonials from Black American men who visited and loved it.
“I miss the Philippines Every Day”
I grew up around Filipinos, as a black man, I was only going to stay there for a day or two. I ended up staying for a year. It is a wonderful place, as long as you are respectful to the locals. The only bad advice you will receive is from those rednecks, yes they are there, but they are bitches. There were people who invited me to their home and fed me. I had no problem helping people buy groceries, but if your over there looking to save a buck go somewhere else. You will have an awesome time. I am sick of living in this racist country [United States], I miss the Phils everyday.
“It’s Amazing and Fantastic”
spend 6 month in the philippines its amazing and fantastic to me and also even the education in the philippines is so great and more realistic than any other international place the country full of advantages i was in cebu so i recommend it for every student who want to finish his study and earn his degree plus u will enjoy the fantastic weather and all the beautiful beaches
“It was a very nice feeling”
I been in Cebu for one month. And I have been in Manila and also Mindoro. And it was awesome. I didn’t have racism hit me in the face like in the US. People was kind. I didn’t hear about killings on the news when I was there. It was a very nice feeling. And I we would like to make Cebu My home one day.
“I feel more safer there than here in America”
Everything you is right 100$%. I’ve been married for 7yrs and I meet my wife in Cebu but she’s from Ozamis Mindanao. We have 2 daughters 5 and 3. Forgot to say and I travel to meet her in a wheelchair and the people was excellent, they really took care of me. I feel more safer there then here in America.
My Thoughts about Bobby’s Video
I know there is a lot of truth to Bobby’s video because I met a few filipino woman in America.
I remember one situation a few years ago when I was traveling through Atlanta and stopped at the airport deli market to pick up a magazine and some snacks.
When I went to the checkout counter, I spoke with two women working there: a Black Americanized woman from Ethiopia and a Filipino American woman.
The Ethiopian woman wore one of those hair weaves and had a nasty attitude as well. She was also overweight.
The Filipino woman was curvy but had a small waist. She smiled at me as she scanned my items and asked me where I was going. It was like night and day!
I know this isn’t enough to draw a conclusion about the Philippines but it sure made me curious.
In a country where women have become extremely rude and demanding, I found hope that at least some women in America are still sweet and feminine.
Let’s face it: A lot of Bobby’s comments about American society rings true. It’s a slaughterhouse full of murder, lies, violence, evil and all things against God.
I’m happy that Bobby escaped the MATRIX USA and found happiness in the Philippines. I will definitely visit in the near future and share my experiences.
Here’s What You Need to Visit the Philippines
So you’re ready to book a vacation to the Philippines? You’ll need a few things before you go:
- Official Passport: You need a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity. Don’t hae a passport? Read this article to learn how to apply for your US Passport.
- Philippines Visa: The Philippines issues a free 30 day visa to US citizens on arrival. You can extend your visa every 30 days for around $10 up to 3 years. If you’re a non-american citizen, check online to see your visa requirements. It’s easier to get a Philippines visa than most countries.
- Unlocked Smartphone: Get an unlocked smartphone so you can use a local Philippines SIM card once you arrive. My current smartphone is a Moto e5 Dual SIM Unlocked smartphone.
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