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  1. Maybe he will hang himself. There is no protective custody in Philippines Prison so he better have alot of money.
  2. Ram1957

    Good helmet, bad driving!

    I bet he doesn't try to pass on the right again. He might not be so lucky next time.
  3. I just renewed my DL and Acr card wasn't required.
  4. Ram1957

    China Fils USA

    The Mutual Defense Treaty is still in effect. The US and it's allies would all show up if China got crazy. If China took over the Philippines they could control all the shipping lanes and there is no way the world would allow that. As for those man-made islands, they would be easily destroyed by B-1s, B-2s and B-52s. http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/1951/08/30/mutual-defense-treaty-between-the-republic-of-the-philippines-and-the-united-states-of-america-august-30-1951/
  5. There has been three arrests of pedophiles in the last week. A German, Russian and American. Hope they all rot in a Philippines prison. http://philippineslifestyle.com/russian-molesting-nine-year-old-girl/ http://philippineslifestyle.com/american-arrested-airport-17-year-old/ http://philippineslifestyle.com/german-tourist-teenage-boys-sex-cebu/
  6. This is a perfect example when you should just walk away from a situation. SILAY, Negros Occidental - An American national was shot dead by a fellow customer and his 18-year-old nephew at a restobar here on Tuesday night. The 57-year-old victim, Eric Hendrickson, was having a drink when the suspects asked him for a bottle of beer. Hendrickson refused the request, prompting the suspects to insult him in the local dialect, which the US national understood. In the ensuing altercation, the elder suspect shot the victim several times on his head, causing his immediate death. The suspects fled from the crime scene but were eventually cornered by cops. Hendrickson, a resident of Iowa, visited Silay to work on the travel papers of his child, whom he planned to bring to the US. http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/05/16/18/american-shot-dead-in-negros-bar-fight
  7. Ram1957

    foreign spouse ss# and survivor benefits

    One of our friends who's husband died recently applied for and got a visa to the states. So it is possible to do. https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/widower
  8. Ram1957

    foreign spouse ss# and survivor benefits

    Do you have any children with her?
  9. Here you go buy your own Island. http://www.islandsproperties.com/properties/islands/pal-lin-is-9729/index.htm
  10. Ram1957

    Survival Skills in The Philippines

    Situation Awareness, know what is happening around you at all times.
  11. Of all people this guy should have known better. He's far from being a new to the Philippines and he knows the law. I'm sure he has spent alot of money lining the pockets of officials in Boracay. I hope they make an example out of him. One has to wonder how many more are out there doing the same thing.
  12. From The BI Facebook Page PRESS RELEASE 30 April 2018 BI Agents Nab American Resort Owner in Boracay Bureau of Immigration (BI) Agents arrested an American beach resort owner in Boracay, Aklan for working without permit, barely a day before the government effected the temporary closure of one of the country’s top tourist destinations. BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente said 52-year-old Randall Lee Parker was caught in flagrante on April 25 by the Bureau’s Intelligence Operatives inside the premises of the Crown Beach Hotel in Boracay, Malay, Aklan. Morente said he issued a mission order for Parker’s arrest after a complaint was filed with the BI about his business activities in running the said resort without the appropriate work permit or visa. “He will undergo deportation proceedings for illegally working in the country,” the BI chief said, adding that both the Labor Code and the Immigration Act strictly forbids aliens from engaging in gainful activity unless they obtain a work permit from the Labor Department and employment visa from the BI. Morente also revealed that Parker has been in the Philippines as a tourist for almost two years already and that by engaging in gainful work he blatantly violated the conditions of his stay as a temporary visitor. Atty. Antonette Bucasas- Mangrobang, BI spokesperson, disclosed that a check of the Bureau’s travel records showed that the American arrived in the country on April 16, 2016 and has not departed ever since. Mangrobang said Parker, whose stay as a tourist was extended up to June 14 this year, has been going in and out of the country since 2005. According to Mangrobang, existing laws that regulate the employment of aliens in the country are intended to ensure that their activities in the country are consistent with their Immigration Documentation. “The rule is that aliens holding tourist visas are not allowed to engage in any form of gainful employment or business activity,” she added.
  13. Ram1957

    Expat-to-be...A few questions

    Atm is actually your safest. Carrying alot of cash is not a good idea. As for ATM cards I use NFCU they pay you back the ATM fees and don't take you to the bank on international fees. I keep all of my money in US banks.
  14. Ram1957

    Expat-to-be...A few questions

    If you haven't yet checked the State Department website yet, it has good information on where you shouldn't be traveling to. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/philippines-travel-advisory.html
  15. Wheel chair service is free on both PAL and Cebu Pacific. And that's from experience.
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