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List of Philippine Holidays 2017

List of Philippine Holidays 2017

List of Philippine Holidays 2017 | SGMT  — Time to start planning your travels next year! Here’s the list of regular holidays and special non-working days for 2017, as decreed in Proclamation No. 50, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last August 16 and released by Malacañang […]

Anti-Offloading Tips from an Immigration Officer

Anti-Offloading Tips from an Immigration Officer

Anti-Offloading Tips from an Immigration Officer | SGMT — Plus guidance straight from the Bureau of Immigration and the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). I recently had the chance to put a few questions to an Immigration officer and he kindly agreed to give me […]

Pinoy Abroad: List of Documents Required by Immigration for International Travel

Pinoy Abroad: List of Documents Required by Immigration for International Travel

SGMT | List of Documents Required by Immigration —  In 2014, I wrote a post titled “What Filipinos Need to Know About Traveling Abroad: Guidelines from the Bureau of Immigration” and since then, I’ve had a lot of people writing to me and asking for advice […]

Filipina offloaded from flight at NAIA 3 for not bringing her grandfather’s birth certificate? Here’s what probably happened — and how you can stop it from happening to you

Filipina offloaded from flight at NAIA 3 for not bringing her grandfather’s birth certificate? Here’s what probably happened — and how you can stop it from happening to you

* Just a few days ago, a Filipina posted on Facebook about her experience being offloaded from her June 17 flight to Singapore. She reports that she was made to wait for 1.5 hours for her interview with an Immigration official and that she was […]

Batanes sale! PAL Manila-Basco-Manila tickets for only P4,000+ — several dates available

Batanes sale! PAL Manila-Basco-Manila tickets for only P4,000+ — several dates available

For the past months, the cheapest Batanes tickets have been PHP 6,000+ (with the most expensive at nearly PHP 20,000) so this latest crop of PHP 4,000+ tickets is a very good deal. Just click on the screenshots below to take a closer look — […]

Must-Knows for Filipinos Traveling with Children

Must-Knows for Filipinos Traveling with Children

Are you traveling with, or making travel arrangements for, a Filipino child? Here are the rules/requirements of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), and the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for minors traveling abroad.   Definition * Anyone below 18 […]