Oooo, my friend, now i will say for you very funny story, but absolutely not funny for my friends.
My friends too foreigners, live in Philippines many years, and very good clients in LandBank.
They say me - let's go, Sergei, we know very good manager in this bank, he will open account 4 you without problems.
We visited this manager in office, and i ask for account. Manager say, what i need only "permanent resident" status. I opened requirements page on landbank website, where says, what account for foreigners available and opening with 2 documents, and show this page for manager. Manager invite head office manager, and she say only one - "this is bank policy, no tourist, only residents".
This time my friends tried to transfer money for they account.
Ok, then i ask they - guys, how it real? My friends in same tourist status have account, but i don't have permit to open?
Manager ask my friend's documents, saw TOURIST on ACR and say…. ooo, sorry po, you don't have permit to transfer money, because you not resident. You need change status and try again. My friends say - how so? We a yours clients!!! But nothing more, only "need change status". - "Ok, when, how we open account?" - "it's our error, we very sorry"
I write email in head office, and after 1 month i don't have answer. Now my friends don't know what to do.
… i don't know who is fool in this situation, but i think it's not normal...
One good man say about Philippines peoples very right phrase - "it's not difficult, but complicated".