‘Balikbayan’ from US spared from planned PH visa requirement

DJ Yap 01/02/2020

“Balikbayan” Filipinos from the United States will not be affected by President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to impose visa requirements on Americans traveling to the Philippines in retaliation for the US ban of Filipino officials involved in the…

Palace welcomes South Korea’s move to relax visa application for Filipinos

06/04/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang welcomed Monday the move of South Korea to relax visa requirements for Filipinos visiting the Asian country. “The Palace appreciates the kind words of ROK (Republic of Korea) Ambassador to the Philippines Han…

US now seeking social media details from all visa applicants

06/04/2019

WASHINGTON — The State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers. It’s a vast expansion of the Trump administration’s enhanced screening of…

LOOK: DFA releases list of countries whose passport holders can visit PH visa-free 

Immae Lachica 02/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) posted on its official Facebook page on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the list of countries whose passport holders can visit the Philippines without the need of a…

To attract more tourists, new visa policies needed — exec

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 12/17/2018

GMCAC OFFICIALS’ CALL If Cebu and the rest of the Philippines really want to have much more tourist arrivals, new visa policies should be instituted by the government including visa on arrival and electronic visas. This was…

Immigration bureau denies Sister Fox’s visa extension

Inquirer.net 09/16/2018

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has denied the request of Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox for an extension of her missionary visa. In a two-page order signed on Thursday, Fox’s request for extension was denied by the…

Teacher wants NBI to probe Mabatid’s visa processing center

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/15/2018

A public school teacher from Mandaue City has asked the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) on Wednesday to investigate the visa consultancy firm managed by Mabolo Barangay Captain Prisca Niña Mabatid. Levi Cortez, 40,…

Visa applicant demands refund from Mabatid’s processing center

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 08/15/2018

A man sought the help of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) to investigate the visa consultancy managed by Barangay Mabalo Captain Prisca Niña Mabatid. Levi Cortez, 40, and a public school teacher, wanted…

British lesbian wins visa rights case

AFP 07/04/2018

A British lesbian won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision Wednesday by the top court in the city, where same-sex unions are not recognized. “QT”, who entered…

Korean Consulate in Cebu still accepts personal visa applications

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 06/04/2018

GOOD news for Cebuanos and Visayans planning to go to South Korea. The Korean Consulate in Cebu will continue to accept personal applications for visa in order to visit the country, despite the Korean Embassy in Manila’s…

Visa approved: All set for Tabal’s Italy training

Mars G. Alison 02/28/2018

CEBUANA Olympian Mary Joy Tabal got her visa approved for Italy, where she will continue her training for the Asian Games slated August in Jakarta, Indonesia. Tabal said she is looking to leave for Italy on the…

MCWD clients can pay water bills with Visa cards in 2018

PR 11/26/2017

WITH the use of a Visa credit card, one can soon enjoy the convenience of paying his or her water bill anywhere in the world. Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) and the Development Bank of the Philippines…

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