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Department of Toursim Director: “Sea Tragedies Happen Anywhere in the World”

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Department of Tourism, regional director, Helen  Catalbas downplayed Sunday’s tragic loss of lives when a Guimaras-bound motorboat capsized in the Iloilo Strait, taking the lives of nine people.  According to the Panay News the DOT Director stated  “sea tragedies happen anywhere in the world.”

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Long Stay Visa Available at Philippine Bureau of Immigration

Bureau of Immigration in Iloilo

A new six-month, Long Stay Visitor Visa Extension (LSVVE) will soon be available for foreigners intending to stay in the Philippines longer.  Currently non-visa required nationals are admitted for 21 days and have had the option to extend their stay in the archipelago by applying for a visa waiver. This current visa waiver entitles them to an additional stay of 38 days and allows them to stay in the Philippines for a period of 59 days.  If you want to stay longer, the tourist visa has to be renewed. Bureau of Immigration entrance in Iloilo

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