The “New requirements for Filipino tourists” posted by the BI past 7 days provoked tons of feelings and severe remarks.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) attempted to explain on Saturday. If the restrictions are now much more comprehensible is another dilemma. The problem is the way the BI formulates the demands.
RA 9208 – Anti-Trafficking Law
The new statement:
Filipinos who want to journey abroad possibly as tourists or Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are not essential to show evidence of money potential in advance of they are permitted to depart.
A Filipino citizen who will travel overseas as a vacationer should present finish paperwork this kind of as his airplane ticket, which is generally a two-way or spherical trip ticket, an genuine passport, and a evidence that he has a area to remain in the country where he intends to go. A man or woman might only be questioned to existing even more proof as to the rationale for his journey overseas if he appears to have a diverse rationale other than what he has declared right before an immigration formal.
Lastly it is almost nothing new. The Republic Act 9208, the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act had been founded in 2003. But it only had been approved by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in January 2012. And now in March 2014, it has been applied. Why hassle about an 11 several years old regulation?
A duplicate of the implementation information of January 2012 is right here.
Consider the time to go through RA 9208. It is shocking that a country has to set up these types of a legislation to shield its citizens. It is also shocking that the authorities required 11 decades to implement the law.