Author Topic: Filipinos Going Abroad  (Read 201 times)

Offline Peter

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Filipinos Going Abroad
« on: May 24, 2019, 02:35:59 PM »
Et al.

Sometimes from reading posts, I form an impression that some folks just don't "get it" about how the Philippines, as well as North American and European Governments (especially), put hoops in place for Filipinos (not forgetting other Asian nationalities) to jump through, if they have the temerity to want to leave and come to those countries.

Emigration and immigration barriers exist in those countries and are in place no matter that anyone disagrees with the (apparent) injustice of the system.

Just as Canada is run the Canadian way by Canadians, or GB is run by the British, so the Philippines is run their way, by Filipinos. No amount of foreigners jumping up and down and saying "We do it better here, so do it our way!" will change anything. Rather it will tend get Filipinos’ backs up and a couple of fingers will be in view. Or if the foreigner acts like that here, then it could be “riding in tandem” time!

The Philippines, is the Philippines. Love it, hate it, shout at it, scream at it, it’s still not going to change very quickly, if at all. Endo!

Semi-rant over  :) :) :)

Of course, my thoughts only.


Edit by Steve: Fixed Subject Title.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2019, 07:33:00 PM by Steve & Myrlita »
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Offline expatuk1947

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Re: Filipinos Going Abroad
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 09:46:22 PM »
I agree with you how Filipinos having problems etc entering the UK as my wife did at Heathrow!
She had all the legal documents required , she was treated well on the BA flight from Doha being a diabetic.
But on arrival at Heathrow she was subjected to being interegated, Xrayed, body search lasting over 2 hours !
Here in the Philippines on my first visit , no Visa needed no special docs required ! And also for the following 2 more visits.
Now we are both retired and living here in Phil.
And yes the Philippines do things differently !
Which i respect ! Its their country their rules !
And i wouldnt want to change a thing.


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