66 Visa-free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders for 2019

Our Philippine passport is now 74th of the world’s most powerful passports among 199 other countries, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.  Below is the list of countries that we can visit without the need to secure a visa and those that have visa-on-arrival and e-Visa policies. Which one will visit first? Asia  Non-VisaContinue reading “66 Visa-free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders for 2019”

4 Types of Visas Every Pinoy Traveler Needs to Know

Denied US visa… again?  We know it could be truly disappointing to be told you are not permitted to leave for a US state and without telling you why.  But take heart, there are a lot of other countries you can tour that are visa-free or have visa-on-arrival policies. We have the latest list ofContinue reading “4 Types of Visas Every Pinoy Traveler Needs to Know”

5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card

About 2 weeks ago, while I was trying to withdraw funds from my savings account, my ATM card was captured by the machine.  I called my bank immediately to report the incident and was told to wait by the machine in case it spews my card back out.  It didn’t.  Finally, the agent asked meContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card”

Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 2

Last week, we featured the reminders for Pinoy passport holders who are travelling as tourists and to work abroad under a contract.  Today, on our second and final installment of this 2-part series, we are going to share the basic documentary requirements for Pinoy emigrants and those travelling with a minor. These were lifted from theContinue reading “Basic Reminders for Philippine Passport Holders Part 2”

How to Tour Taiwan without a Visa

If you are planning to visit China this coming holiday season, you’re in for a treat. Pinoys who have been issued visas to certain countries may now be exempted from applying a visa to enter Taiwan.  This is an announcement made through the website of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines.  InsteadContinue reading “How to Tour Taiwan without a Visa”

CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate : Ang Mga Kailangan Mong Malaman

Pangkaraniwan ang kwento ng buhay nina Mavis at Tony. Si Tony ay anak ng mga American missionaries na dumalaw sa simbahan na kinabibilangan ni Mavis at ng kanyang pamilya. Natural-born U.S. citizen si Tony. Sa maikling panahon na inilagi niya sa Pilipinas, nahuli niya ang loob ni Mavis at hindi nag tagal, naging magkasintahan silaContinue reading “CFO Guidance and Counseling Certificate : Ang Mga Kailangan Mong Malaman”

PSA Documents Re-verification for US Visa Applications

When applying for an Immigrant Visa to the U.S., an applicant may be required to submit additional documents to establish his eligibility. If this happens, the applicant is essentially “denied” under Section 221 (g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. There are no prescribed lists of documents you will be asked to submit; you willContinue reading “PSA Documents Re-verification for US Visa Applications”

5 Things to Keep in Mind when Applying for a Visa

Whether it’s for pleasure or business, traveling is most often part of a young urban professional’s annual itinerary. The experiences and opportunities gathered from these trips are otherwise not offered if you remain confined in the four corners of your home or office. It could be disappointing to miss an opportunity to travel, especially ifContinue reading “5 Things to Keep in Mind when Applying for a Visa”