Agreed, Scheme in English English has a slightly different meaning that that interpreted in US English. Same here if you use the word syndicate it means crime syndicate as opposed to its dictionary definition of a meeting for a common purpose, which can of course be to plan a holiday or should I say vacation event etc.Scheme does not have to mean scam. Hope that helpsScheme is a word that is commonly used in the Philippines for many things such as most condo developers use scheme to tell you what ways you can pay for a condo unit and I have seen builders use the same thing when they offered different types of financing for tract homes. While many things are in English in the Philippines, they often use the words differently that American English. As for the SRRP, there are limited ways a single person can stay in the Philippines without all the hassles, so I guess they can charge more money for it and it does seem that the money goes to good use.
Interesting that they chose to call it a "scheme", that generally has a negative connotation. Hopefully, it is moving in the right direction and getting better. Who knows, maybe the application fee will go higher. That's generally what happens but hope not, seems like a lot of money for this. Thanks for the information.
Edited by mike, 11 December 2009 - 11:38 PM.