CAUTION: Cancellations of PAL Flights

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The Bureau of Immigration is going to digital funds transfer. 

To facilitate public assistance and raise advantage for foreigners who are transacting formal organization at the Bureau of Immigration offices, many service fees and dues may well shortly be paid out via automated teller equipment cards or prepaid playing cards.

The POS (Level Of Sale) terminals will honor ATM and debit playing cards underneath the Bancnet community and other appropriate devices these kinds of as Megalink and Expressnet. The terminals will be set up at the BI offices at Magallanes Push, Intramuros, Manila and Cebu offices within just the upcoming two months.

The use of ATM/debit card to pay back expenses and dues in many transactions marks one more impressive innovation underneath Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison, who has found much more approaches than 1 to lower purple tape and bribery. The BI chief reported the ATM payments on web site will pace up transactions like foreigners’ once-a-year reporting, visa extensions and purposes, among the others.

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Immigration Commissioner Siegfred Mison said “We have made the decision that we can get benefit of the offered technological innovation and, for that reason, the usual trade of funds and the age outdated practice of bribery or grease money is removed, once and for all”.  That’s wonderful. But does he definitely feel that thousands of BI officers, deprived from their added profits will not find other approaches to fill their pockets? 

There are a lot of approaches to do so. Feel of the hundreds of X-ray equipment in terminal properties country huge that do not do the job. Why should not the POS not be out of support? What about the 500 Pisos bill in the passport? What about skimming? I recently experienced been sufferer of these a skimming assault at a cashier terminal at Robinson’s in Cagayan de Oro. I experienced been fortunate. My credit history card corporation located a strange transaction on my account, informed me and did not honor the transaction.

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