Buddy Posted November 21, 2009 Posted November 21, 2009 So what do people think would help the Philippines to become a first world nation? Or at least head in that direction for the near future. I guess we all know that it takes money to do that and I have suggested in the past medical tourism and promoting ways to make it easier for foreigners to stay in the country longer so they can spend more of their money. What would you like to see done to make life smoother for you, your friends and possibly your family?I know that one thing I would like to see done is a long term immigration policy, sort of like the green card issued to Resident Aliens in the US that makes it possible for them to stay forever or for a set period of time when a review would then be made. In the US people are given a 2 year temporary resident alien card and then they are required to check back in and fill out more papers for that status to become permanent or just renewed for another set time frame. I do not know how it is done in other first world countries but IMO the 59 days visa granted in the Philippines is not enough and I think they should give people the option to pay for a longer period of time if they wish to. Understand that I am not saying this for me because my wife and I get a Balikbayan stamp and can stay a year at a time, so I am saying this with the whole idea of helping the Philippines and others. What do you think? Would longer visas make life a lot easier and make more people wish to come and stay longer? and what other suggestions can you make? 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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