Wow, instead of encouraging people to settle, retire, marry here, this country just seems to be making it harder to do so. just as i reach my second visa extension and my plane ticket expired, now i am told i have to have an outbound ticket to get a visa extension. That is a lot of money wasted when my intentions are to marry soon, reside, retire here. I was wondering, if once you get married and have the first year of probationary residence, will there still be this requirement to buy plane tickets your not going to use? Other parts of asia offer good living and good wives, and this government may very well succeed in getting more people to go to malaysia (90 day stay, no outbound tick) thailand or other asian countries. Perhaps i will have to marry here and my wife and i will move to penang or somewhere nearby without all the unneccesdary rules and expenses. What do you expats long and short term in dumagette think about this problem?