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Life is more fun in the Philippines

More fun in the Philippines
Have you ever wondered why the Philippines is one of the famous tourist attractions in the world?  Well I have a good answer for that. It is not just the natural attractions and wonderful view of God’s creation but also the hospitality of the people living here. We also value our families so much. I am a proud Filipino and I am proud to say that I am a resident here in the Philippines for 22 y...
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Rainy Season in the Philippines

Between the months of June to July here in the Philippines marks the start of the rainy season. That means that people staying here will have to live through going out everyday despite the rain and the occasional typhoon. It’s not something that we like and enjoy. College students are already aware of this situation because college students are still required to attend and show up in their cla...
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Philippine Government Administrative Divisions and Its Purposes

Philippine government chart
The Philippines is composed of different government administrative divisions aside from its 3 equally supreme branches known as the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and the Judiciary Branch. The Philippine Administrative divisions are commonly known as the Local Government Units (LGU). The Local Government Units are further categorized into Autonomous Region, Provinces, Municipalities or C...
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Seafood in the Philippines

Seafood in the Philippines
Seafood in the Philippines: Seafood is really a big trend here in the Philippines. When you talk about seafood at any kind, it is present here in our country. Fishing is always the number one way of life here in the Philippines, that’s why Filipinos love seafood and you should also taste the Philippines seafood. The national fish is Bangus (milk fish) and is found on sale everywhere. It has ma...
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Philippine Laws You Should Know

Philippine Law
There are several Philippine laws you should know about that likely differ from laws your home country. Many of expat have found themselves in legal trouble (both criminal and civil) because of their ignorance from the law. Here is a list of laws that a person should know before relocating to the Philippines. Some of these are not heavily enforced but you should still take note as they could be u...
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Laws You Should Know About

Philippine Law
There are several laws you should know about in the Philippines that likely differ from laws your home country. Many of expat have found themselves in legal trouble (both criminal and civil) because of their ignorance from the law. Here is a list of laws that a person should know before relocating to the Philippines. Some of these are not heavily enforced but you should still take note as they cou...
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Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG)

The Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) is for non-immigrant foreigners who employ 10 or more Filipinos in a legal and sustainable business in the Philippines. (See the attached check-list for a full list of requirements.) Currently you can only apply for this visa from the BoI Main Office in Manila according to the BoI website. To apply for this visa you will need to do the following: ...
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Student Visa – Study Abroad

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The Student Visa is a non-immigrant visa for foreign nationals wishing to go to a university, college or seminary in the Philippines. To apply for a student visa you must do the following: Download and print the CGAF. (I have attached this forum to this thread in our forum or you can download from the official BI Website.) Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Un...
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Special Resident Retirement Visa (SRRV)

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The Special Resident Retirement Visa (SRRV) is a retirement visa for foreign nationals. Benefits: Option to Retire Permanently • You may live, work and study in the Philippines Multiple Entry Privileges • You may travel outside the Philippines and re-enter anytime Exemptions from: • Income tax over your pension and annuities • Exit and re-entry permits of the Bureau of Immigration •...
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Quota Visa – (Immigrant Visa)

The Quota Visa is an immigrant visa for foreign nationals that are citizens of countries that have diplomatic ties with the Philippine that grant Filipinos the same immigration privileges under the principle of reciprocity. Each country will be granted up to 50 per calendar year. You can apply for this visa at the BoI Main Office in Manila according to the BoI website. To apply for the Quota Vi...
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