Updated April 22, 2012
American Expat in Dire Straits:
We have an American Expat here in Cebu City with -0- Cash left to his name. He is struggling to feed himself let alone his 3 very young children. I have removed his name and email address for now as there is an ongoing trial related to him and his wife who split up several years ago. When she left she took several homes they built together and all the cash with her. In the Philippines Foreigners cannot own a home it must be in a Filipino’s name. This individual has a Philippine drivers license and can drive buses, Vans and trucks as well as cars. He is also a cook and mechanic. Anyone knowing of a job out there an American could do please let us know. Even if it is a Church that can provide room and board he could do church work as a cook and driver in trade for a place for himself and his young family to stay.
He is currently and actively seeking employment here in the Philippines which is very hard to do for a foreigner, as most jobs are reserved for Filipino Citizens. He can’t afford to travel back to the US and with the current job situation there, he’d probably just end up on the street anyway. If you know of anyone needing a driver, truck, van or car please let me know so I can pass that information on to him, this can be any type of employment.
He is several months behind in his rent and the owners want their money and want him out and I personally don’t blame them although they have not thrown him our as of yet…
We have helped him out a lot with cash but with my wife being in medical school and living on social security and a pension it is hard for us to come up with extra cash to feed him and his family. If you know of a place in the Cebu City area he can go, a church, or organization let us know.
He has been existing so far by selling just about everything he owns, still has furniture which is for sale. Already sold his Air Conditioner, TV, Computer, and stereo along with his vehicle and motorcycle. These sales have fed him so far but he is running out of things to sell and time is not on his side.
Please contact (deleted) through Charles Harman at: Charles_Harman@rocketmail.com This is an ongoing problematic situation still up to this day April 22, 2012.
I will make sure he receives any word or cash you can help out with…