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“LATEST PHILIPPINES TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS MORE COUNTRIES BANNED

Extended Travel Restrictions in Effect BI’S LATEST PRESS RELEASE The Bureau of Immigration (BI) announced today that they will be implementing the resolution of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on extending the travel ban until January 31, 2021. In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente shared that they received an … Read more

“PHILIPPINE IMMIGRATION NOW BANS 7 MORE COUNTRIES”

Implementation of expanded travel restrictions underway Foreigners from six more countries with the Covid-19 variant are now banned from entering the Philippines. On January 8, 2021, Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente added six more countries to their list of countries that are subject to travel restrictions. That’s according to a Press Release from … Read more

“DEATH KNELL FOR GUIMARAS/ILOILO TRAVELERS”

pump boats at Ortiz in Iloilo

Guimaras Officials Issue Smackdown Above all, it’s a death knell for Guimaras/Iloilo travelers and Guimaras tourism. The Maritime Industry Authority, MARINA, has ceased the operation of over 90 wooden-hulled boats in Guimaras. The ban took effect January 1, 2021. Now only 10 sea-going vessels can ferry the 20,000-25,000 passengers that daily ply the Guimaras-Iloilo route. … Read more

“PHILIPPINE BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION’S ANNUAL REPORT NOTICE FOR FOREIGNERS”

THE ILOILO CITY IMMIGRATION OFFICE 2021 ANNUAL REPORT DISASTER A recent Philippine Bureau of Immigration Press Release from BI’s Facebook page got my attention. It was the yearly reminder for foreigners to report their Immigration office. Yes, it’s that time of year:  the Annual Report of aliens. Philippine Bureau of Immigration’s Annual Report Notice for … Read more

“NO RELIEF IN SIGHT FOR FOREINGERS WANTING TO VISIT THE PHILIPPINES”

Meanwhile, as Christmas rapidly approaches, there is no relief in sight for foreigners wanting to visit the Philippines. Thousands of loved ones will not be able to spend the Christmas holiday with their loved ones. It will be a sad holiday for many. “NO RELIEF IN SIGHT FOR FOREINGERS WANTING TO VISIT THE PHILIPPINES” The … Read more

“MADNESS CONTINUES IN PHILIPPINES: FACE SHIELDS MANDATORY WHENEVER YOU LEAVE HOME”

In a country, which has imposed the longest, and one of the strictest lockdowns in the world, the madness continues in the Philippines. Face shields are now mandatory whenever you leave home. The Inter-Agency Task Force, IATF, issued this latest draconian rule.  The IATF is mainly composed of generals. Its leader and COVID-19 Vaccine Czar … Read more

“LATEST COVID-19 PROJECTS AT OUR PHILIPPINE’S ABODE”

We have been busy as a funeral home fan in July. That is to say, the “we” in the preceding sentence doesn’t involve any physical activity on my part. Our brother-in-law Joery has taken time out from his salted egg route to help us out. Joery is our resident handyman in Guimaras. Consequently, he’s the … Read more

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