The sites listed below offer you free information about the Philippines to help you understand the Philippine culture and its people. Also included are sites of government agencies related to buying and selling of Philippine properties as well as living and retiring in the Philippines.
http://wowphilippines.com.ph/ Department of Tourism
http://www.hlurb.gov.ph/ Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board – government’s regulatory body for housing and land development
http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph/Default.aspx Home Development Mutual Fund
http://www.bir.gov.ph/ Bureau of Internal Revenue
http://www.pra.gov.ph/ Philippine Retirement Authority; to apply for Special Resident Retiree’s Visa go to: http://www.pra.gov.ph/main/srrv_program?page=1
http://www.immigration.gov.ph/ Bureau of Immigration