Wednesday, June 14, 2017 was a somber day for many Filipinos. Philippine Sen. Cynthia Villar had just called for a ban on unlimited rice servings, “unli-rice,” in restaurants across the archipelago! I was shocked, stunned and staggered! Had all the politicians in the world gone mad? Potential rice riots in the Philippines now became a distinct possibility.
Starting in August, nationals from 151 countries may now enter the country without a visa and stay here for 30 days, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced. BI OIC Commissioner Siegfred Mison (former Commissioner David has resigned) disclosed that the visa-free entry privilege of the said nationals was extended from 21 days to 30 days … Read morePhilippine Immigration Extends Visa-Free Entry to 30 Days