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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

Immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19

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Are you considering immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19? Because of the current coronavirus pandemic, only foreigners with long-term visas are currently able to enter the Philippines. Therefore, why even consider immigrating to the Philippines during COVID-19? Certainly, this current crisis won’t last forever. Consequently, now would be a good time to plan for when … Read more

Philippine Bureau of Immigration Relaxes Visa Rules during COVID-19 Crisis

Because of enhanced quarantines (lockdowns) throughout the Philippines, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration relaxes visa rules during the COVID-19 crisis. BI Commissioner Jaime Morente made the announcement on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Philippine Bureau of Immigration Relaxes Visa Rules during COVID-19 Crisis The Commissioner is urging foreigners to stay home. Visa application rules are being … Read more

Majority of 7,724 Aliens Barred from Philippines in 2019 were “Public Charges”

I’ve harped on this issue countless times during the past ten years I’ve been writing about living in the Philippines. If you don’t have any visible means of supporting yourself, there’s a good chance you could be barred from entering the Philippines. Case in point, today’s post headline “Majority of 7,724 Aliens Barred from Philippines … Read more

Retiring in the Philippines 2019

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[click_to_tweet tweet=”Retiring to the Philippines 2019. I can still burn trash, pee outside, live pretty cheap and have a comfortable life. What’s not to like?” quote=”Retiring to the Philippines 2019. I can still burn trash, pee outside, live pretty cheap and have a comfortable life. What’s not to like?”]Ferdinand Marcos. Imelda’s 3,000 pairs of shoes. “Thrilla in Manila.” Seems like that’s about all I knew about the Philippines until I started writing to my future Filipina wife.  That was 20 years ago. Here’s a collection of rambling thoughts for those considering retiring in the Philippines 2019.

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Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps

Move to the Philippines from USA: 5 Basic Steps

First of all, you need a passport to travel out of the United States. But you already knew that, right? However, you can move to the Philippines from the USA without a visa. The Bureau of Immigration lets you stay for up to 30 days.

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BI Alien Registration Program (ARP): Do YOU Have to Register?

The Alien Registration Program (ARP) from the BI,  Bureau of Immigration, a new procedure issued from the high command, Commissioner Mison, was introduced back in September. It begs the question: “Do YOU have to register?”  Of course, if you’re an illegal alien in the Philippines, much like illegals back in the States who are now called “undocumented immigrants” and have been given amnesty by President Obama, you probably don’t give a damn.  You can skip this post.

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Fixers in the Philippines: Will You Need One?

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Fixers in the Philippines are as common as ladyboy  hookers at KTV bars.  They’re probably in every corner, crack and crevice throughout all 7,107 islands of this archipelago (along with the ladyboys.) In the latest report released by Transparency International, the Philippines climbed to 85th place from 94th last year and 105th in 2012 in the Corruption Index. This is being touted as a remarkable improvement by an administration which has jailed three opposition senators while members of their own party accused of similar crimes go unpunished.

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