Philippines

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Philippines – Changes in Expat Schooling Preferences

We have seen a recent shift in the choice considerations of a considerable number of expatriates or assignees who plan to relocate in the Philippines. This is driven primarily by changes being made in their company’s expatriate policy and benefits. Companies are now looking for other alternatives due to the substantial cost of sending the …

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FAQs for the Asia Pacific Region – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia  Are there expat areas to live in ?No, international assignees live in the same areas as locals. Why is rental property so expensive in Sydney and Melbourne ?Actually the rental yield the property owners can …

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Do’s & Don’ts – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Taiwan | Thailand Australia   Australian Cultural Do’s & Don’ts Believe it or not, Australian culture is nothing like the old beer commercials of the 80s or the stereotypical image of Crocodile Dundee roaming the Outback. Australia is …

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Philippines – Shortage of 9A Visa Stickers

The Bureau of Immigration is currently experiencing shortage on the 9A (Temporary Visitor) visa stickers based on the “Note with Recommendation” addressed to the Immigration Commissioner. BACKGROUND: For the past years, the visa sticker is placed on the passport when requesting for a 9A visa extension. However, the supplies for these stickers have reached a …

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Philippines – Boracay Temporarily Closed

Boracay, the premiere tourist destination in the Philippines, had been temporarily shutdown effective 26th April 2018.  The government declared the closure of Boracay to rehabilitate the world famous island resort.  No less than the President  of the Philippines ordered the closure, declaring  the holiday destination off-limits to tourists, saying the island has become a “cesspool” …

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Philippines – Healthcare

Healthcare in the Philippines is considered to be of good standard and is a mixed public and private system. It has improved vastly in the last 25 years due to reforms carried out in the public health sector and the popular private fee-for-service system. While state-of-the-art facilities may certainly be found in the urban areas, …

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