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  1. Kidnapped or mugged? Likely a tactic to keep you "Under The Saya" in an effort to keep you from meeting other chicks. I could write a book on this type of activity that I've seen over the years.
  2. You'll be fine. Just treat others the way you want to treated. Remember where you are and don't piss anyone off or be an A**Hole. There is a group of Expats/Foreigners who gather everyday at a resort near where I live. They sit around and drink all day, complain about the PI on many issues including safety and act as if they know everything about the PI but most have only traveled from the airport to their house. You must have come to the conclusion it's safe on your own if you bought a farm here. Where is it?
  3. I have not but I saw this in the news from the 1st opening day. Tourists, Residents, Workers are required to have entrance documents. What about thieves? https://thedailyguardian.net/local-news/italian-pinay-girlfriend-fall-victims-to-boracay-thieves/ Italian, Pinay girlfriend fall ‘victims’ to Boracay thieves. AN ITALIAN and his Filipina girlfriend claimed losing cash and personal belongings to alleged thieves as Boracay Island opened its doors to tourists. The alleged theft happened 7:28 p.m. of Oct.26, 2018 in front of a restaurant of Station 2 in Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. Police identified the complainant as Fabio Sidri, 44, who was staying at Reef Retreat Hotel at Sitio Bolabog in Balabag village. Sidri claimed that he and his girlfriend were walking from Hobbit Tavern Restaurant inside D’Mall going to the beachfront when they passed by Aria Restaurant. The Italian claimed that his girlfriend noticed that the black bag he was carrying was already open. He then checked and claimed to have lost his black wallet containing two credit cards, his driver’s license, assorted cards, US $60, and more or less P15,000 cash. Sidri suspected that four male persons and another woman conspired in stealing his wallet. Chief Inspector Bryan Gregorio, Western Visayas deputy spokesperson, said investigators are validating the alleged theft case. “Investigators have to check why his companion did not reacted when they apparently saw of the presence of the five suspicious persons,” Gregorio said. Police will also gather statement from individuals near the area where the supposed incident happened. A day prior to Boracay’s re-opening following a six-month closure, hundreds of policemen and other security officers have shown their skills through a capability demonstration seminar. They responded to scenarios of drowning, bomb threat and bombing, kidnapping and active shooting in maritime interdiction, hostage-taking, aerial search and rescue, and fire fighting. It was in the same occasion that Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albaylde announced that they have restructured the police units deployed in Boracay Island and in mainland Malay “to deal with the anticipated heavy influx of tourist arrivals upon the formal opening. The move is done to create a seamless but contiguously defined areas of jurisdiction under the Malay Municipal Police Station manned by 413 personnel, he added. The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) has deployed an additional of more than 200 for the island’s re-opening. Their deployment would depend on the security and threat assessment.
  4. Federal law prohibits an American citizen or resident to travel to a foreign country with intent to engage in any form of sexual conduct with a minor (defined as persons under 18 years of age). https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/extraterritorial-sexual-exploitation-children
  5. If her original question was answered, why would she still be seeking input from American Permanent residents? Just doing my best to answer her as an American Permanent Resident who has experience with advice she is seeking.
  6. Your link states; Foreign nationals with visas that are not fully implemented or for reasons of lost or damaged passports She has her Permanent Visa Already. What I remember is the law for re-stamp is RA 7919 & RA 8247; the filing period for RA 7919/8247 re-stamp? Filing period shall begin on 15 September 2014 and will end on 15 December 2014. http://www.immigration.gov.ph/faqs/ra-7919 Rules changed when they started issuing ACR Cards with the Secure Bio Data Chip inserted. I thinks it's best if she goes directly to her local Immigration office for their answer or wait 2 months until Annual Reporting starts to and see what they tell her.
  7. My transfer advice is no transfer is needed. It may be different for those from England. Her question was directed to U.S. Passport holders for which the rules could be different from those from England so i'm unsure why you even got involved. Who told her that she needs to transfer it? In over 30 years here and 3 times renewing my 10 year U.S. Passport, no agency, Philippine Immigration nor other told me that I needed to have each renewed 10 passport re-stamped with my original 13a stamp from over 30 years ago. As I wrote, I have it if they ask but no one has ever asked where is it in an any renewed 10 year passport.
  8. I get the Philippine STAR Newspaper delivered to the house daily. Every few days there is an insert from The Department of Labor and Employment announcing Companies and the Foreigners name who applied for Alien Employment Permits. Jobs are supposed to go to Philippine Citizens but I sometime wonder. An example, on pages 1, 2, 7, 12, Koreans are applying for a permit as a Hairstylist when there are many Filipinos who can fill those positions. http://ncr.dole.gov.ph/fndr/mis/files/jul_15-pu.pdf I occasionally see U.S. Companies/U.S. Citizens listed for IT Jobs. Perhaps you could search for that list on DOLE's website that is published frequently and see which Foreign companies are seeking employment permits for IT jobs and contact them . https://www.dole.gov.ph/
  9. Immigration has never asked for it during annual reporting. ACR & current passport only. They pull my white card from their file with my photo and annual signatures only. I recall one year for my annual, they could not find my white card, they asked me if I had the yellow card, immigration form 25-A from when I applied for the 13A. I went home & found the 25-A & returned to Immigration & they finally found my white card that we sign each year. But they never asked to see the original stamped 13a Visa in an expired passport.
  10. The eye will be passing over the house soon. So far, no rain, just very strong wind gusts only. https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/orthographic=122.46,16.72,3000
  11. I renewed my 10 Year U.S. passport years ago. I have never been asked to produce the original 13a Visa in my expired one with the holes punched in it or the renewed one.. Always ACR/Current one only. I carried the expired one a few times entering/exiting the country in case they asked for it but no one ever did. Perhaps just carry a copy of the original Visa. U.S. Dept website; Carry a copy of your passport at all times in the event that you are asked about your citizenship. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Philippines.html
  12. Some Saudi's celebrate Halloween. At the end of October, US consular staff joined more than 150 young Saudis (male and female, mostly in their twenties and thirties) at an underground Halloween party in Jeddah. https://al-bab.com/blog/2010/12/wikileaks-partying-saudi-arabia
  13. United States Embassy Manila, Philippines Weather Alert - U.S. Embassy Manila (October 29, 2018) Location: Northern and Central Luzon Event: Typhoon Rosita (Yutu) is forecast to make landfall near the border of Aurora and Isabela provinces Tuesday morning, October 30. Residents of Northern and Central Luzon, including Baguio City, will likely experience heavy rains, high winds, flooding, and dangerous driving conditions. There is also a higher probability of landslides in mountainous regions.
  14. Regarding; their faces covered in ghastly white linen. Virtually everyone there is covered in ghastly white linen. October 29, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs is verifying reports that 19 Filipinas were arrested for organizing a secret Halloween party at a private resort in Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh near midnight on Saturday. The 19, together with five men from Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen and Egypt, may face a jail sentence of not less than one year if charged with immorality or organized witchcraft activity. Witchcraft is an act punishable in Saudi Arabia with imprisonment and a fine, although the evidence will most likely be based on Halloween motif and costumes used during the private event. A Facebook post of Humoud Al Fajrawi and shared by Patnubay Online showed videos of the Halloween party and people wearing costumes of ghosts and clothes with messages like “I will kill you.” Some were wearing nun’s habits, with their faces covered in ghastly white linen. A consul at the Philippine embassy in Riyadh, who requested anonymity, said yesterday that the incident had not been reported to them yet. The consul said the embassy is verifying the report and is prepared to extend legal assistance to the Filipinas. The two Saudi male organizers reportedly invited the 19 Filipinas to the party. In turn, the Filipinas, whose identities were not immediately known, reportedly used social media to invite more of their friends to join the Halloween party, which is forbidden in Saudi Arabia. According to the Facebook post, the Saudi police arrested the 24 after receiving a complaint from several citizens regarding loud music coming from the party area in Thumamah, Riyadh. It also said some of those who attended the party were not informed that it was going to be a Halloween event. These people reportedly said that they went to watch a celebration and not a costumed Halloween Party. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/10/29/1864122/19-pinays-held-saudi-halloween-party
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