Philippines - General Info
Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 60 Hz
Philippine peso (PHP) of 100 centavos
International Dialing Code for the Philippines is +63.
A prepaid Philippines SIM card with an international cell phone is most convenient and economical. All incoming calls in the Philippines are FREE, regardless of where they originate. The Philippines SIM card provides service across the Philippines through domestic roaming. Pay the local rate for local calls and use a cellular phone in the Philippines.
SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.
Emergency services - Dial 117
Police - Dial 168
Tourist information Hotline: 24-hour assistance for emergencies and language problems 50-16-60 or 50-17-28.
IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club
The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Michael Pocock, Revised by Ros Hogbin
Publisher: Adlard Coles; 2nd edition (August 2011)
See the detailed review
South East Asia Pilot 3rd Edition (Formerly The Andaman Sea Pilot)
By Grenville Fordham Andy Dowden and Bill O'Leary
Publisher: Image Asia Press - Grenville Fordham
The definitive guide to South East Asia and beyond, complete with reference charts and colour photos.
Cruising Guide to Southeast Asia, Vol. 1: South China Sea, Philippines, Gulf of Thailand to Singapore
By Stephen Davies & Elaine Morgan
Publisher: Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson (January 1, 1998)
Combing the Coral Carpet
By Bruce Curran
Publisher: Waterline Leisure Publication (Makati City, Manila)(Nov 2003)
ISBN 10 - 9719264500
Puerto Galera Yacht Club Cruising Info section includes list of Yacht Friendly Moorings around the country.
Cruisers Website, based in the Philippines, with lots of useful information for visiting yachts.
If visiting the Visayan group of islands or Palawan and Calamian Islands, Cruising Notes for the Visayan Islands and Cruising Notes for Palawan & Calamian Islands by Sue Woods of SV Solita are excellent guides to these areas.
February 2013: Information about an onward ticket requirement from David Addleman of Yacht 'X'
January 2013: Visa renewal now possible in Subic Bay, information from Donald Bryden of s/v Quetzalcoatl.
August 2012: Health & Customs updates from Sue Woods of MV Solita.
June 2012: All country formalities checked for accuracy.
Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.