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  1. You only need the throwaway ticket to board the flight to the Philippines and they might check at immigration on arrival. You don't need a throw away for renewing your tourist visa.
  2. I wouldn't put myself in the middle of it if I am not the employee's supervisor. It is the responsibility of management and his direct supervisor to deal with any performance/fraud issues. One exception that you mentioned was if his work was shoddy and resulted in a safety issue, that should of course be reported.
  3. Not very often, once or twice a month at most.
  4. You know, that is a great idea. 15 -20 years ago I used to run a unix server at home for doing some hosting for myself and a few organizations I supported. That got to be a PITA so I switched to using a VPS for the last 10 years. Now I am leaning towards setting up a home server again with Terra Bytes of file storage and for use as a VPN for when I travel internationally and want access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. My current VPS just doesn't have the bandwidth that I have at home in the US.
  5. Last time we flew out of NAIA Terminal 3 we had a lot of luggage. So I got one of the porters outside that you pay. He took me through a different entrance where there was no queue to get through security. Worth the money to avoid the queue outside.
  6. I have used grab from NAIA Terminal 3. Only had to wait 5-10 minutes. Had to pay about 500 pesos though, but it was a longer ride during rush hour, took almost 2 hours. And that was the price quoted from the app before pickup. Gave a nice tip because it took much longer than the app predicted and charged for.
  7. Doh! They are filipino dogs.
  8. This may have been mentioned before, but using a text message to your phone for 2FA (two factor authentication) has its own risks. Criminals are getting good at contacting cell phone companies and convincing them they are the legit customer, lost their phone or some such excuse, then get the phone company to port the phone number to a new SIMM under the control of the criminal. Then the criminal can use the Forgot Password method to get control of accounts, or even your main email account, by now having the 2FA text message for your phone number arrive on their phone. Now they have a legit login to your email or other accounts. If your email account or other services you use offer better methods for 2FA than a text message, like Google Authenticator, Authy or Yubikey (USB device) use those, they are much more secure.
  9. Ahh, that helps explain things. Do you get a retainer fee as part of the contract?
  10. ok. Thanks for clarifying that. Seems it would be nice if AirBnB had the ability to split payments between the owner and a manager. Perhaps some percentage plus cleaning fee goes to the manager with the rest going to the owner. Having someone manage your AirBnB property must be pretty common.
  11. As I said. When I took my partner to Cambodia she was quizzed. There was seperate lanes for Filipinos and Foreigners so we never went through together. It started by asking who purchased the ticket, who she was travelling with then onto personal relationship questions before she was allowed through. This topic is regarding a fiance with fiance Visa to the US who has already been screened in order to get the visa. A young single filipina traveling outside the Philippines will get quizzed to ensure she is not caught up in some human trafficking scam.
  12. If the booking was in your account why didn't you receive the payment from AirBnB, deduct your fee, and pass the rest over to the owner?
  13. As I recall you can drive on your home country DL for the first three months you are in the Philippines. If your stay is longer than that then you need to get a PI DL.
  14. I concur that with an income of $1500 per month he will not meet the financial requirements for the visa unless he can get a cosponsor. But even if he were to get a visa his new wife will be required to have health insurance which is getting pretty damned expensive in the USA. Regarding travel back to the Philippines, you don't receive your permanent resident green card until you have lived in the US for 2 years, the one she would receive would be a temporary green card. With the temporary green card immigration can deny her entry. A rule of thumb I read was that it is ok to leave and return on short vacations but if she is out of the US for more than a month or two she could get denied reentry.
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