corruptionReforming the Bureau of Immigration:
The doorway of corruption…

In this season of Christmas, ground zero for many Filipinos are our airports with many balikbayans and overseas Filipino workers coming from all over the world. Amid complaints of the state of our airports, one good thing has definitely happened—reforms at the Bureau of Immigration have worked.

In his State of the Nation Address in 2013, President Aquino castigated the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for its alleged corruption More »

Foreigners for JusticeForeigners for Justice

Posted November 15, 2014 on Facebook…

Philippines Government are liable to pay foreigners for damages incurred for Human Rights violations or denial of Due Process.

Thousands of Foreigners who have suffered at the hands of corrupt Philippines government officials like the Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration or negligence by the Commission of Human Rights for not taking action in complaints filed can legally file for punitive damages in their own country. More »

frustrationFrustrations of a ‘balikbayan’

Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 05:01:00 04/21/2009
Filed Under: Travel & Commuting, Consumer Issues, Tourism

I didn’t want to believe this, but certain things in Manila are indeed still corrupt and primitive. Taxi drivers still refuse to use their meters in certain areas. On my recent balikbayan trip, I tried to get a taxi at Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa City to go to Ortigas in Pasig City, and was baffled when all the taxi drivers said they would only take me if I paid a fixed price instead of the metered rate. In a show of unbreakable brotherhood, all of them stood firm on this “arrangement.” More »