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  1. Wish they were so efficient in my country. Half the population of London would be packing their bags.
    5 points
  2. https://www.facebook.com/immigration.helpline.ph/posts/232127202281463 10 October 2021 PRESS RELEASE BI optimistic in eased travel restrictions soon MANILA, Philippines—after being separated due to travel bans and border closures during the global pandemic, binational couples cry: ‘Love is not tourism’. Love is Not Tourism is a global social media campaign dedicated to lobbying to ease travel restrictions for foreigners seeking to reunite with their partners. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente recognizes some of the looming effects of the imposed travel restrictions. "Travel bans have also had a profound impact on unmarried couples and families. Some were forced to weather the pandemic without their loved ones. We hear you, and we understand your plight," said Morente. Supporters of the online petition using the hashtag #LoveIsNotTourism assert that the movement is not about looking for ways to take a holiday; it is about love being regarded as essential in the time of pandemic. At present, in the Philippines, while the ban on non-essential outbound travel has been lifted, only Filipinos, balikbayans, and foreigners holding valid and existing visas from green and yellow list countries are allowed entry into the Philippines. However, Morente further advised, however, that while their agency recognizes their cause, the decision will still come from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF). "We see your comments in our different channels, and we hear you. However, please bear with us as we implement what the IATF deems necessary. We trust their wisdom in deciding policies, and developing guidelines for safe inbound travel," Morente added. Morente also expressed the hope that the Philippines will eventually open international tourism in the near future. "With aggressive vaccination campaigns ongoing worldwide, we are optimistic that travel restrictions will ease up soon," he said. Morente said the Bureau likewise supports the Department of Tourism’s campaign to keep the country's top-of-mind destination for foreign tourists. "Once the IATF sees that it’s safe, we will b
    4 points
  3. https://www.facebook.com/officialbureauofimmigration/posts/232660022235111
    3 points
  4. Good to know that we are not the only area with monkey garden issues. The monkeys are a big reason why my wife wants to move. They love orchids to eat and anything colorful they just like to destroy. I have an Air Soft to scare them away but I have to be very careful about using it in a way that will not attract attention. Not around me, but some PETA like neighbors have called the police on people shooting "in the general direction" of monkeys. The police confiscated the Air Soft gun. My Air Soft is not capable of doing much damage. I could shoot myself in the leg at close range with the plastic BB and it would hurt, but nothing terrible. Another guy I know has a pellet rifle and supposedly his wife killed a monkey with it. Another neighbor install a cattle type electric wire on the top of his wall. It helps a bit, but they can easily avoid it.
    3 points
  5. For myself why would i bother in getting mixed up in their eternal bureaucracy and uncertainty. Most of us here are retired or semi, who the heck wants to be involved in this nonsense. Speaking for myself, any purchase be it a unit, car or anything, the slightest whiff of complications I am out.....Kinda narrows the field but its now how I am.
    3 points
  6. We have one big male here but he is wary of me. The juvenile males as you say are worse but I ensure I have something in my hand that will launch them into next week.
    2 points
  7. I probably should have said "we don't have any trees nearby because I live in a built up subdivision"
    2 points
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  9. That is why my neighbor's electric fence is only partially effective. They can go over it.
    2 points
  10. Having lived on Gibraltar for some 18+ years I can tell everyone, Beware the Alpha, Monkeys have a powerful memory, Don't mess
    1 point
  11. I actually climbed out onto the outside of m apartment and glued 2 inch needles, hundreds of them to stop the monkeys getting access. Twenty minutes after finishing there was a monkey quite happily walking over them. I never realised how far they can jump also, twenty foot is nothing to them when I chase them.
    1 point
  12. Have you thought about the old Phils standby of putting broken glass on top on the walls around the property? I'd think that would stop at least some monkeys...
    1 point
  13. Yes, I do understand that you're basically 'at their mercy'....in the interests of wildlife protection.... and there is precious little of that in the Phils, fair enough. Imagine what it must be like in India, where there are millions more of the buggers doing what the hell they like, nevermind cattle wandering around the streets.
    1 point
  14. I certainly would not recommend anyone to stay here without a visa. For a start if you were ever having to leave you need an exit clearance so you will be hit for past fees and fines for every month overstaying plus risk being blacklisted. Then staying under the radar is not as easy as years ago. I read often they arrest fugitives staying here and also who do you trust, you break up with a GF or wife who knows or suspects you have no visa so they will dob you in. Anyone remember the dob a foreigner campaign they had maybe 7 years back where rewards were paid? ....................................... PRESS RELEASE 07 NOVEMBER 2014 BI LAUNCHES “SA IMMIGRATION MAGSUMBONG” REWARD AND INCENTIVE PROGRAM MANILA, Philippines – Anchored on the “Bad Guys Out, Good Guys In” program of Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Siegfred B. Mison, the BI launched a Reward and Incentive Program granting monetary reward to any person who shall report to the BI any overstaying foreign national that will result to apprehension. Under Immigration Memorandum Circular No. SBM-2014-017 signed on October 27, 2014, “Sa Immigration Magsumbong” aims to identify all temporary visitors or tourists who have stayed in the country beyond their authorized stay or commonly known as “overstaying aliens”. Individuals or groups with personal and qualified information on overstaying foreign nationals may report such fact to the BI’s National Operations Center (BINOC) through text message (SMS) to the following mobile phone numbers: Globe: +63917-573-3871 ; Smart: +63908-894-6644 ; Sun: +63932-894-6644. Reports containing the pertinent information must specifically be sent in the following format: SIM <space> Full Name of Foreigner <space> Complete Address <space> Name of Informant. Upon sending of the message, the informant will receive a reply from the BI acknowledging receipt with a statement that such information will be verified and validated. Once validated, the informant will be advised of the results of the verification and investigation. A financial incentive of Php 2,000.00 shall be given to the informant upon successful apprehension of the overstaying alien. Any information received by the BI will be treated with utmost confidentiality. (30) https://immigration.gov.ph/95-november-2014-press-releases/695-bi-launches-sa-immigration-magsumbong-reward-and-incentive-program
    1 point
  15. Shame. Little twats. A 12 bore might be a handy purchase.
    1 point
  16. There are ways to check if blacklisted but if he does not bother then hope he enjoys his flight.
    1 point
  17. I've given up on the garden and started a monkey sanctuary. I was growing bell peppers, chilis and golden melon on my balcony. The chilis and peppers did great in strong sunlight but every morning about 5 to 6am my friendly troop of monkeys come along and take one bite at each bell pepper before spitting it out, the melons get taken long before I could harvest them but the chilis remain untouched and doing great. I also threw some blue pea seeds down which grew great but again the monkeys love them so I've yet to get one.
    1 point
  18. I know what things say it is how it is meant to be and will say again what I said somewhere else on the forum. I met a guy who came from Romania. He was in quarantine and on the third day got back his negative test results. From that point he was moved to a different part of the hotel where he came and went wherever and whenever he wanted to until the 10 days was up. So if it's the same as that then it's not so bad. Manila might be stricter?
    1 point
  19. How time flies. June 2016.... before a hollow block was laid... .
    1 point
  20. A quick look around our garden this morning... .
    1 point
  21. I don't really have a wall but walls mean nothing to monkeys. We have many surrounding trees and they just jump on our roof.
    0 points
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