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“13 WARNINGS FOR FUTURE EXPATS TO THE PHILIPPINES”

“13 WARNINGS FOR FUTURE EXPATS TO THE PHILIPPINES” What You Should Know Before Moving to the Philippines “13 WARNINGS FOR FUTURE EXPATS TO THE PHILIPPINES” is an ominous title for a post. Because I’ve always felt it best to give you, the reader, an unfiltered look at life in “paradise,” today’s post is no exception … Read more

“PHILIPPINE IMMIGRATION WARNS AGAIN: ‘NO VISA, NO ENTRY!'”

No visa, no entry rule for alien spouses of Pinoys. The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reminded foreign spouses of Filipinos intending to travel to the Philippines that they need to secure or possess the appropriate visas to enter the country. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente issued the reminder after learning that several foreigners, allegedly married to … Read more

Philippine Bureau of Immigration Crackdown on Foreigners Claiming to Have Filipino Spouses

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Two boneheads from South Korea screwed up. Shin Bumsik, 20, and Woo Jungje, 34, have a problem. The dimwitted duo is now on the Bureau of Immigration’s blacklist. Moreover, this is worse than being on Santa Claus’s “naughty list.” It’s akin to landing on someone’s human excrement list. The two South Korean nationals tried to … Read more

“HOLY CRAP, BATMAN! GOOD DRIVERS IN THE PHILIPPINES CAN GET 10-YEAR LICENSES NEXT YEAR!”

I was happy as a turd in a toilet bowl. While scanning the latest news from the Philippines, I came across an interesting report from the Inquirer.net. “HOLY CRAP, BATMAN! GOOD DRIVERS IN THE PHILIPPINES CAN GET 10-YEAR LICENSES NEXT YEAR!” “HOLY CRAP, BATMAN! GOOD DRIVERS IN THE PHILIPPINES CAN GET 10-YEAR LICENSES NEXT YEAR!” … Read more

“WARNING! 11 DUMB MISTAKES FOREIGNERS MAKE BEFORE MOVING TO THE PHILIPPINES”

First, let’s imagine we’re in a post-coronavirus world. Everyone is taking a vaccine developed from China or Russia. All lockdowns and quarantines have ended. COVID-19 is no longer a threat. Even in the Philippines.  Hence, visitors and future expats are once again considering moving to “paradise.” However, today’s post, “WARNING! 11 DUMB MISTAKES FOREIGNERS MAKE … Read more

Foreign Spouses of Filipinos Need Visas to Enter Philippines

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The Philippine Bureau of Immigration, BI, released a notice on August 08, 2020, that foreign spouses of Filipinos need the appropriate visa to enter the Philippines. However, this does not apply to foreigners who already hold valid 13(a) permanent and temporary resident visas. Such visas are acquired by marriage to a Filipino under Section 13(a) … Read more

Foreigners w/Permanent Resident Visas Still Allowed in Philippines Despite Stricter Lockdowns

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President Duterte issued a stricter lockdown status for Metro Manila and other regions from August 4-August 18. However, foreigners w/Permanent Resident Visas can still enter the Philippines despite stricter lockdowns. International air travel flights are still ongoing. Consequently, when the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) went into effect, I assumed that international air travel would … Read more

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