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rcampsr replied to the thread process for duel citizenship on the Philippines forum on May 27, 2015:
pdronen initially posted:
Most posts i have read have to do with Filipino spouse regaining ciizenship however none address the issue of US citizen, married to Filpino seeking dual citizenship in order to own property. Of course the wife can own but the husband is prohibited and as I understand it taxes could result in both countries over income. Since i have no interest in owning a condo would like to expore this option as a pr will qualify. Should anyone versed on subject or undergone same issue please advise.
rcampsr replied 3 hours ago with:
Food for thought! Philippine laws are so diverse in their locations and application that you have to search to find all you wish to know. SEC. 3. Definitions. - As used in this Act: a. The term "Philippine national" shall mean a citizen of the Philippines; of a domestic partnership or association wholly owned by citizens of the Philippines; or a corporation organized under the laws of the Philippines of which at least sixty percent (60%) of the capital stock outstanding and entitled to vote is owned and held by citizens of the Philippines; or a corporation organized abroad and registered as doing business in the Philippines under the Corporation Code of which one hundred percent (100%) of the capital stock outstanding and entitled to vote is wholly owned by Filipinos or a trustee of funds for pension or other employee retirement or separation benefits, where the trustee is a Philippine national and at least sixty percent (60%) of the fund will accrue to the benefit of Philippine nationals: Provided, That where a corporation and its non-Filipino stockholders own stocks in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered enterprise, at least sixty percent (60%) of the capital stock outstanding and entitled to vote of each of both corporations must be owned and held by citizens of the Philippines and at least sixty percent (60%) of the members of the Board of Directors of each of both corporations must be citizens of the Philippines, in order that the corporation, shall be considered a "Philippine national." [as amended by Republic Act No. 8179] SEC. 9. Investment Rights of Former Natural-Born Filipinos. - For purposes of this Act, former natural born citizens of the Philippines shall have the same investment rights of a Philippine citizen in Cooperatives under Republic Act No. 6938, Rural Banks under Republic Act. No. 7353, Thrift Banks and Private Development Banks under Republic Act No. 7906, and Financing Companies under Republic Act No. 5980. These rights shall not extend to activities reserved by the Constitution, including [1] the exercise of profession: [2] in defense-related activities under Section 8 [b] hereof, unless specifically authorized by the Secretary of National Defense: and, [3] activities covered by Republic Act No. 1180 [Retail Trade Act]. Republic Act No. 5187 [Security Agency Act], Republic Act No. 7076 [Small Scale Mining Act], Republic Act No. 3018. as amended [Rice and Corn Industry Act], and P.D. No. 449 [Cockpits Operation and Management]. [as amended by Republic Act No. 8179] SEC. 10. Other Rights of Natural-Born Citizen Pursuant to the Provisions of Article XII, Section 8 of the Constitution. - Any natural-born citizen who has lost his Philippine citizenship and who has the legal capacity to enter into a contract under Philippine laws may be a transferee of a private land up to a maximum area of five thousand [5,000] square meters in the case of urban land or three [3] hectares in the case of rural land to be used by him for business or other purposes. In the case of married couples, one of them may avail of the privilege herein granted: Provided, That if both shall avail of the same, the total area acquired shall not exceed the maximum herein fixed. In case the transferee already owns urban or rural land for business or other purposes, he shall still be entitled to be a transferee of additional urban or rural land for business or other purposes which when added to those already owned by him shall not exceed the maximum areas herein authorized. The mode of succession is so extensive that you would need to refer to the entire act to find your immediate circumstances. Republic Act No. 386 June 18, 1949 The Civil Code of the Philippines AN ACT TO ORDAIN AND INSTITUTE THE CIVIL CODE OF THE PHILIPPINES BOOK III DIFFERENT MODES OF ACQUIRING OWNERSHIP Hope this helps, RAC
ABCDiamond replied on May 26, 2015 with:
@rcampsr . You say that "becoming a Philippine Citizen will not help you with that." However: The Philippine Constitution states that a Philippine Citizen can own land. You also mention: " If you read the laws here you will see the words "Natural Born Filipino" in a lot of them." Reading these laws reveals: The Philippine Constitution states that a FORMER Philippine Citizen can own land (with limitations), if they are a Natural Born Filipino, using the words: "a natural-born citizen of the Philippines who has lost his Philippine citizenship may be a transferee of private lands, subject to limitations provided by law".
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ABCDiamond replied to the thread Retirement on the Philippines forum on May 26, 2015:
reno100 initially posted:
Looking at retirement in the Philippines in years time , pro and cons as I have the rights to live there and have some property, any ideas?????
ABCDiamond replied on May 26, 2015 with:
Pronse said: "If you are filthy rich, then I would steer away from the Philippines." I would agree with that. And if you don't like karaoke, at what seems like all hours in some places, and at volumes to make everyone in the area hear it, then keep away ;)
pronse replied on May 26, 2015 with:
I would agree with the last two posts. Well, it depends on how much money you have? If you are filthy rich, then I would steer away from the Philippines. Just check the Cons of the previous post. Do you really want to see this day-in day-out? Cheap? It is .. but with consequences. Brownouts that last 12+ hours .. Why don't they call them Blackouts?? :) The main problem is, it's so destitute that nobody has time to think about anything else but food (rice) ! It's 100 Millions ppl scattered over 7100 islands? You can't govern the government ... hence, corruption :)
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tlallen59 replied to the thread Dumaguete on the Philippines forum:
Bill8558 initially posted:
I am researching retiring internationally from the US. I ran across one of those ten best places in the world to...(fill in the blank). In the case of this list is was "to retire interantionally." Dumaguete was on that list, and made it sound very attractive...especially to me as it spoke of great diving, which is my favorite activity, a great university which means youthful vibrant and cultural, and a fine hospital which is certainly desirable. The City is about the right size for my tastes, not a huge metropolis but big enough to have a selection of restaurants, super markets, services etc. without being too big manage. Yet Betsy from the Expat Exchange in her article lists the six best in the PH and Dumaguete did not make her list. Obviously it is not both one of the ten best on the planet and not in the best six in the PH. And there is little mention of Dumaguete on this Forum. What are the negatives of Dumaguete which results in receiving what appears to be little notice here? Note: I lived several years in Thailand and Mexico, and am aware of being very careful about jumping into anything, I will visit several places after doing research to narrow the list, will rent for months before making any final decisions, etc...I am just wondering if I should take Dumaguete off the visit list, if so why, and where if anywhere should I visit in the PH and why? Any assistance with these questions would be very much appreciated.
tlallen59 replied on May 26, 2015 with:
I'm with you EuroBob.
EuroBob replied on May 26, 2015 with:
In my opinion, "Living" is not "just existing". It is easier to "live" if one has food in their belly, shelter, and good health. But, the secret to "living" has nothing to do with what one can afford to buy and everything to do with attitude. So, no matter where one lives, it is one's attitude to life which can have the most significant impact on the quality of one's life. (just my two cents/pesos/kroners)
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ABCDiamond replied to the thread Airport to boocor on the Philippines forum on May 26, 2015:
teddybeargrand initially posted:
I will be arriving midnight June 4 in manila, does anyone know how much a taxi to boocor would be or a taxie to the pacific mall,where I could get bus. Thanks, Richard
ABCDiamond replied on May 26, 2015 with:
The Airport to Bacoor City, Cavite is about the same distance as Airport to Makati. I did a taxi Makati to Mall of Asia for 200 and another from mall of Asia to the Airport, also paid 200. A combined trip without tip would be about 300 I think. But that is using a White Taxi from Departures area, not a yellow one from the arrivals area. In 2013: NAIA to SM Bacoor was 250 pesos.
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gelynch52ph replied to the thread Legal help for Dual Citizenship on the Philippines forum:
davidlfranklin initially posted:
Hello Everybody, I was wondering if some one could provide a name to an exceptional and competent Filipino immigration lawyer who resides in the Los Angeles area and deals specifically in acquiring and or petitioning for Dual Citizenship? It would be much appreciated. Thank you.
gelynch52ph replied on May 26, 2015 with:
That is correct about the difference between a "Former..." citizen" and a person who "has reacquired citizenship." Once a person reacquires citizenship, it is as if they never lost it in the first place. That reacquisition costs the princely sum of $50.00 & a raising of the hand.
EuroBob replied on May 25, 2015 with:
Here is a nice website which summarizes everything we have discussed and has a convenient table showing how BP185 applies to residence ownership while RA7042 and RA8179 apply to ownership for business and commerce. http://www.lhiza.com/property.htm (The website is not necessarily correct, but it covers our discussions.)
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CanoPalawan replied to the thread Car Insurance on the Philippines forum:
Flopie133 initially posted:
Just wanted to share a positive report from a personal experience with a car insurance company in the RP--we have Pru---tial Guaranteed, not that I am plugging a company. Had an accident with the car Sunday Jan 11th while I was out of town (I live in Tagaytay area and the accident occurred in Bataan). The 24hour hotline responded immediately when I called from the scene, asked for our well being, then told me step by step what I needed to do such as filling out the information form provided with their policy packet, taking pictures of both vehicles, what to expect at the Police Department, and the contact number to file for Claims the following day, also suggested getting cost estimate for the repair before calling Claims to further expedite the issue. So, did just that with Cost estimate on the 12th, providing all the paperwork to the local Claims office at Imus, Cavite on the 13th, and by the 19th, had the car at the body shop to work on the car after Claims headquarters in Makati approved the estimate as the it was for P106K and over what Imus can handle. By the 29th, had the car back looking brand new. The cost? P2000 deductible paid when we picked up the car. No haggling with anyone!!!! let's just see what happens when we try to renew our policy.....
CanoPalawan replied on May 25, 2015 with:
I have an old Mitsubishi 4x4 and was told no comprehensive insurance on vehicles over 8 years old so keep that in mind if you require being insured. Single Looking, I live in Palawan outside of PP. There are some decent, clean Pensions for P1000 a night. When we first arrived we stayed at Casa Fuerte on Libis St. Small rooms but really clean, decent restaurant and nice folks.
CAteacher replied on May 09, 2015 with:
Congratulations, young lady. You are sure having a good experience with that company.
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pronse replied to the thread renting in Davao city on the Philippines forum:
mrlucky initially posted:
I'm moving to Davao city in February and I was wondering if anyone knows about a furnished house or apartment for rent in a nice area for under 10,000 pasos per month. 1 or 2 bedrooms also I could use a good contact to help me with finding things out there. Thanks,Gerry
pronse replied on May 25, 2015 with:
Why "out of stock ,,, sir "? Either ... - The sales person don't know? And NO filipino will say I don't know - They don't give a damn what you think - Get rid of you in a nice way - Their daily pay (12 hours) is around 300 Peso = 4 US Dollars so why bother working? - Those 300 Pesos enough for rice and that's their DREAM! Not a single service person I have encountered there does otherwise!
poochewer replied on May 24, 2015 with:
But mostly, they have the stuff on the shelf, but they just dont want to work. They say its out of stock.
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TitoMike replied to the thread visa sugestions on the Philippines forum on May 24, 2015:
Rogerdaisy initially posted:
my wife is formor philippine citizen who has obtained her us citizenship. we are moving to the philippines we know there are a lot of options available. 13A, 13G, balykbian stamp. and duel citizenship. just wanting to hear what others have done. good or bad on there visa decision. thanks
TitoMike replied on May 24, 2015 with:
@Rogerdaisy Like yours, my wife has foreign citizenship. We entered the country on 13G/13A visas so we could claim the $7,500 household goods customs exemption on what we considered irreplaceable objects. We then gave up the 13 series visas for the now "Courtesy" SSRV. About $2,000 and the hassle of reverting to tourist status for a few days seemed a small price to pay to be free of the troublesome and ever changing BIR requirements. (Better now, but quite unpleasant 15 years ago) Ten years ago, my wife reclaimed her Philippine citizenship to tighten up her right to inherit the old "hacienda" when she became the elder member of her clan. The people who pass out SSRV status said we only had to keep that one donation intact to keep those visas in our U.S. passports. That's what we have done.
tlallen59 replied on May 23, 2015 with:
I will say it one more time, if she enters with her Philippine passport and not her American passport she does not have to go through anything you have to go through regarding immigration. It's not a requirement but a very big convenience.
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bang4dabuck replied to the thread Any fair priced health insurance ... on the Philippines forum on May 23, 2015:
bang4dabuck initially posted:
Taking into account the quality of the services and facilities ? Not paying U.S. prices or anything close to that. It has been suggested to just pay as you go on INTERNATIONAL LIVING forum but it doesn't make sense that somebody doesn't offer health insurance at a FAIR PRICE reflective of the real costs. I know about PHILHEALTH but feel more comfortable with a traditional western style insurance. The western companies, yes ALLIANZ I'm talking about you are outrageously overpriced for the benefits you might receive. I also heard the hospitals don't take insurance but that you have to pay and seek reimbursement. Any rec's on hospitals in Cebu ? I hear ChungHua and Cebu Doc.
bang4dabuck replied on May 23, 2015 with:
Somewhere I read they were questionable, LIVING IN CEBU I believe, but I will revisit. Just would like peace of mind. Thanks
CAteacher replied on May 21, 2015 with:
Check out Blue Cross Philippines. Their prices are much more modest than International Insurance companies, and I believe that several hospitals in the metro-Manila area take it at the door. However, I can't say anything about hospitals on Cebu. You might want to check out the Blue Cross web site.
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