Travel Update May 8 2022

YouTube Name: Jennifer Terri Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say. YOU BE THE JUDGE  999 total views

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Fish Business Questions?

Fish Business Questions? Below is a transcript of a letter from a viewer that has been sent to the Autorites asking very relevant questions about Fish Farming in the Philippines. Also below is a copy of the response email This was read out by G D Mead of a Foreigner Telling Truth In Philippines on March 18 […]

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Business Permits and Licenses

a) You’ve secured your capital, b) you’ve established your suppliers, c) you already know how to market your business, and d) your business plan is almost perfect. Launching your business may seem like the next step but opening a business in the Philippines requires obtaining of several business permits and licenses. Before registering for any […]

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The Kemps Have Been Issued A Warning By DSWD

You Tube Channel : The Raw Facts We have been sent a copy of some correspondence that was sent to “The Raw Facts” that Tim and Krissy Kemp have been issued a warning to stop soliciting funds. Copies have been published below for your information. Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc […]

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Australia to introduce social media legislation to unmask online trolls

9news.com.au The Australian government will introduce new “anti-troll” social media legislation that is designed to hold social media services such as Facebook and Instagram liable for hurtful comments published on their platforms. The legislation will define social media services as the publisher of the comments, allowing them to be the target of a defamation claim […]

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Dog Laws on Bohol

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Farming In the Philippines With the recent events regarding Brian Smith of a “Foreigner Farming In The Philippines” Youtube channel and his 25+ dogs. I noticed that there was a comment made to the effect that are there any dog laws on Bohol?. This prompted me to have a look. A […]

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Did Boss Hogg Break The Law (Again) ?

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Farming In The Philippines Boss Hogg recently posted a video where he said he had to go to the park to have a cigarette. So in spite of what he announced in the same video, that he obeys all laws in the Philippines, it was obviously not true in what he […]

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Brian Smith Cleared by DOLE (Or Was He?)

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Farming In The Philippines. Brian and Maricel have posted a video that they had a meeting with DOLE on Friday November 5 2021 in regards to outstanding salary owing to one of their past workers named Linda. He stated that they only had to pay Linda ony P500 and it was […]

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NBI Bohol Files 30 Criminal Complaints Against Scammers

Bohol Chronicle It appears that the Island of Bohol is the Center of Scams in the Philippines, so it looks like several Vloggers there are in good company. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed 30 criminal complaints against individuals involved in the REPA Paluwagan investment scam which has allegedly defrauded more than 1,000 […]

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Fatal Tagbilaran Shooting In Love Triangle

Bohol Chronicle The alleged gunman in the killing of a 33-year-old man near the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) in Tagbilaran City was arrested by the police at dawn on Tuesday, several hours after the shooting incident on Monday night. According to Staff Sgt. Arnel Alaral of the Tagbilaran City Police Station, they collared Gregorio “Gorio” […]

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Is This The End to Foreign Vloggers in Philippines?

Safe Spaces Act RA 11313 & RA 10173 Here is some interesting information that we have recieved from a viewer. Expats Forums, Sharing an event that recently happened to a Foreigner Vlogger I know in Manila. He was filming in SM City Manila at the food court. He was approached by a woman who identified […]

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Official Response to DSWD Meeting with Brian Smith

We are all aware that Brian Smith was summond to a meeting with the DSWD and on  video he claimed that he was in the clear and that those officials were dumb ass’s or word to that effect. Well, below is an official letter from the DSWD on the outcome of Only one of the […]

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Philippines Press Release

Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say. YOU BE THE JUDGE  484 total views

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Guidelines for handling Complaints against DSWD

We are aware that many have expressed concerns about illegal activites with the DSWD and have in most cases never even recieved a reply and in almost all cases not a result. We have come across this official document which is quite long but we found to be interesting reading and we hope that you […]

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Illegal gold mines in the Philippines

YouTube Name: DW Documentary A Documentary worthy of a look https://youtu.be/BJ1TthRwMaI Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say. YOU BE THE JUDGE  334 total views

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Emails GD Mead to DSWD 8th September 2021

YouTube Channel:  A Foreigner Telling Truth In Philippines Below is a COPY of an email sent to DSWD and read out by G D Mead. [Link} ———- Forwarded message ——— From: G.D MEAD <[email protected]> Date: Fri, Oct 8, 2021 at 6:51 AM Subject: Re: DSWD FO 7 | Update on Concern re: Brian Granville Smith To: Standards Unit […]

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Some Electricity Truth From Bohol

YouTube Channel:  A Foreigner Telling Truth In Philippines Below is a COPY of an email sent to us by a viewer of this website and read out by G D Mead , called “Don’t Be Conned Anymore” on his YouTube Channel G’day folks, today we have a long video for you but we think the latest scam […]

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A Foreigner –farming?? in the Philippines but cant grow vegetables???

YouTube Channel:  A Foreigner Telling Truth In Philippines Below is a COPY of an email sent to us by a viewer of this website and read out by G D Mead. [Link} In a livestream a couple of weeks ago someone asked Brian did he store any of his vegetables from harvestBrian replied that there isn’t […]

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The BOI Have Finally Arrested Some Foreigners

Manila Bulletin Below is an article from the Manila Bulletin  (Link) Immigration nabs Sokor, US fugitives A South Korean fugitive who earned a whopping $17.7 million from a prostitution racket and an American fugitive were arrested in separate operations in Taguig City and Bohol, respectively. The South Korean, identified as Park Seonghyeokon, is wanted for cyber […]

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FOR CASH DEALS = NO BIR RECEIPT?

Below is a COPY of an email sent to the BIR by a reader of this website. From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Date: Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 11:09 PM Subject: FOR CASH DEALS NO BIR RECEIPT? To: <[email protected]> Dear Sir Madam, I am sending  this  video link  for you to  see  and  answer  a  few questions  regarding […]

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Proving GD Mead Wrong – 2

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Telling Truth In Philippines Below is a transcript of the email read out by Geoff Mead on his Youtube Channel on  Monday Sept 27 2021 (Link) MB PIGGERY was registered on August 1st 2018 at 2:44pm in Talibon DTI satellite office MB Piggery was by law, required to submit an Income Tax […]

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Proving GD Mead Wrong – 1

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Telling Truth In Philippines Below is a transcript of the email read out by Geoff Mead on his Youtube Channel on  Monday Sept 27 2021 (Link) There seems to be a lot of back and forth regarding Brian’s recent shrimp harvest about the real price Brian sold the shrimp for. We saw […]

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Be Careful Who You Scam On Bohol

Fact or fiction: True or not: Yes or no: Bohol Mayor out to kill a suspected scammer? The story about the alleged financial scam perpetrated in Bohol victimizing some Boholanos takes a new twist which is both interesting and dangerous. Vocal provincial administration critic Emmanuel “Willy” Ramasola claims that he received information that allegedly a […]

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Chainsaws

An interesting article came to us recently. We wonder how many are aware that the possession, sale and use of chainsaws in the Philippines is actually another regulated activity. As most expats know, in their home country, they don’t have such restrictions, where almost anyone can own and use a chainsaw. But not in the […]

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Mead vs Smith Legal Documents

This is a transcript only to enable better viewing. The originals for verification, are available to view via the link below KENNETH N. VILLAMOR LAWYER/NOTARY PUBLIC Office:    Rm A-03, Ingot Compound, Pajo, Lapu Lapu City, 6015 Mobile:   Smart +63 929 345 4739 | Globe +63 915 318 3385 Landline: (032) 342 0258E-mail:    [email protected] August 31, […]

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Philippines Travel Ban Lifted | New Green List

Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say. YOU BE THE JUDGE  436 total views

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Another Mr Joe Channel Bites The Dust

YouTube Name: The Mr Joe Show Philippines It appears that onother of David John Bachmann’s channels has been taken down by YouTube  The note being displayed is:- “This account has been terminated because we recieved multiple third-party claims of copyright infringment regarding material that the user posted.” Check For Yourself Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you […]

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Another Lawyer Shot Dead in Cebu City Philippines

from rappler.com Lawyer Rex Fernandez, 64, was shot dead in an ambush while aboard his car in Cebu City on Thursday, August 26.  According to Cebu City police, the lawyer and his unidentified driver were ambushed at around 4:10 pm. Click image for more Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the […]

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Animal Cruelty In The Philippines & What You Can Do About It

There have been concerns recently about where to lodge a complaint about animal cruelity in the Philippines. The animal welfare agencies do not seem to have the same powers the organisations  such as the RSPCA etc have overseas. There is one agency that does try to help neglected animals and that is BARK and you […]

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Proof that an expat is again defying the Authorities

A viewer have sent us a copy of an email that he has received in reply to a follow up of a complaint lodged.So to the guy that says that no one has contacted him, is just another lie, because here is the proof. To put to rest concerns that this is not real because […]

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Report those evading taxes, get P1-M reward from BIR

From Philippineslifestyle.com Former Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) examiner Mon Abrea said Monday anyone who will report a social media influencer avoiding paying taxes could get a P1 million cash reward from the government. “‘Yun ‘yung hindi masyado alam ng publiko. Tayo mismo pwede kumita…‘pag sinabi natin o tinuro natin ‘yung mga kasama natin na […]

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Help in writing a complaint to the BIR

Having trouble with writing a complaint letter to the BIR, well here is the text from a viewer that you can use to assist you compliling your complaint Dear Sir/Madam, Kumusta and Mabuhay,I write again to  advise  that an American Ex Pat, Brian Granville Smith of  Purok 5 , Tanglihague, Talibon , Bohol  is  not […]

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Fisheries Licences in the Philippines

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Telling Truth in Philippines  G D Mead of a Foreigner Telling Truth in Philippines recently posted on YouTube, the above video about Fisheries Licences in the Philippines. This was read out from an email sent to him from one of his viewers. There are a certain group that have questioned that […]

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BIR Revenue Memorandum Circular 97-2021

Source CNN Philippines: Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 17) — With social media influencers being the subject of a much-talked about memorandum recently released by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, tax experts say the notice really isn’t something new. “The RMC is really just to emphasize that social media influencers, like any person earning income, is […]

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Do You Need Insurance In The Philippines?

As read out on YouTube by G D Mead From the Origional Email – Here Do You Need Car Insurance In The Philippines? Especially when driving in the mayhem of the Philippines, car insurance is essential. … Compulsory third party liability (CTPL) insurance is required for all vehicles, this is to ensure financial cover. Most […]

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Driving Illegally In The Philippines?

As read out on YouTube by G D Mead From the Origional Email – Here As A Foreign National Visiting Or Living In The Philippines You Are Allowed To Drive A vehicle In The Philippines Using Your Own Foreign Driving Licence For A Period Of 90 Only Once the 90 days has passed and you […]

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The Anti-Distraction Driving Act

As read out on YouTube by G D MeadFrom the Origional Email – Here The Anti-Distracted Driving Act or R.A. No. 10913, which aims to promote the responsible use of electronic devices on the road and protect citizens from vehicular accidents, has become law on July 21, 2016. Here are five things you should know […]

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Breaking Labor Laws Part 2

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Farming In The Philippines https://youtu.be/mDS8dfXmMQohttps://youtu.be/d8ONxG2RM4khttps://youtu.be/Ne9gloxzLbY Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say. YOU BE THE JUDGE  400 total views

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Breaking Labor Laws Part 1

YouTube Name: A Foreigner Farming In The Philippines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0O3Is1Wrgohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkokQIhGYaUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-fX5JmZ-x8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6nx3UBHHkAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e214Qc4nlSUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbyCmUJm7XAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFPuenk5B0Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOSQpikKadghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpyYzG5OEJg Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say.YOU BE THE JUDGE  418 total views

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Terence-Beth Martin Giving Hope Inc – The Plot Thickens

Again, we have received some more information from a viewer. Dear ExpatsForums In regards to the Annual return from Terence-Beth Martin Giving Hope Inc. When I read It, I noticed some anomalies. I contacted and asked DSWD to clarify a couple of questions. One question was why was the contact e-mail, [email protected] .com given as […]

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Defeating Poverty Through Opportunity Inc

YouTube: Village People Philippines Return ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say. YOU BE THE JUDGE  608 total views

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How Much Does YouTube Pay Creators

By An Aussie Farming In The Philippines There has been many comments made about how much or how little is being made by YouTube Creators. For once we now have a video by a well known Vlogger with a great operation and ever growing following, tell us all, exactly how  much youTube pays. and how […]

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Is The Terence-Beth Martin Charity Registered or Not?

You Tube: A Foreigner In The Philippines IMany people have asked if this couples well publicised charity is in fact legally registered or not. In spite of many requests to Terence Martin, who is the head of this operation, he has chosen not to respond. Perhaps he just likes the speculation which gernerates views and […]

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De Facto to De Jure. Charity Corporation In The Philippines.

YouTube Name: Village People Philippines No need for words, The Video says it all, Congratulations from the Expats Team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L-IDCJ1HuI ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say.YOU BE THE JUDGE Return  518 total views

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Local Vlogger Ivana Alawi Under Investigation

YouTube Name: Avana Alawi Local Vlogger Ivana Alawi is under Investigation by the DWSD.Ivana Alawi’s “palimos” (begging alms) prank on her YouTube channel already racked over 12 million views and 1.5 million likes since she uploaded it last March 14. Most netizens posted positive replies on the actress’ YouTube page’s comments section. Reactions, however, were […]

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Are BIR BOI and DSWD Aware

Are BIR BOI and DSWD Aware of what is happening?We have obtained information which will answer the question that many have either asked or have denied happening The answer is YES They are We have attached proof that they in fact are well aware and some even have case numbers. Once again, we are well […]

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ACR I-Card

Information about the ACR I-Card, where to apply and the documents required… All foreigners with an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, who are residing in the Philippines for more than 59 days must apply for an Alien Certificate of Registration Identity Card (ACR I-Card). This includes holders of a temporary resident visa. The card is a […]

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13(a) Visa’s

There has been a lot of comments recently about 13 A Non Quota Visaá. The 13(a) Non-Quota Visa Is issued to foreign nationals who have contracted a valid marriage, recognized by Philippine laws, with a Filipino citizen.  The petitioner of the visa should be the Filipino spouse. While waiting for the visa approval, the Applicant […]

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BOI Warns Foreign Vloggers

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) warned foreign vloggers in the country not to engage in any activity violating the conditions of their stay. Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente stated that he issued the reminder after noticing numerous foreign vloggers posting videos in the Philippines. According to Morente, while vlogging in itself is not […]

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DSWD Rewards Honesty

DSWD Rewards Honesty YouTube Name: Village People Philippines It is really pleasing to bring to you all some good news for a change. Well known Cebu based Vlogger, Village People Philippines has bucked the trend of most Vloggers in the Philippines, by having her charity legally registered and transparent. We have personally dealt with them […]

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Are Funds From Abroad Taxable?

What is the taxation on income derived from sources outside the Philippines? There has be much debate of late about this subject. There have been several YouTube channels that have been on about how each other is wrong, in some cases waving pieces of paper about with something they have Googled. One particular channel has […]

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Welcome Village People Philippines

Defeating Poverty Through Opportunity Incorporated The Village People Philippines have advised us of the separation of themselves and the Charity.There is now a separate Legal Entity Called “Defeating Poverty Through Opportunity Incorporated “Please visit their website for further information [email protected]  Click To Go To YouTube Click Logo To Go To Their Website Click Logo It gives […]

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Lawyers Shot Dead

This is the article referred to in the YouTube Video from “A Foreigner Telling Truth in Philippines”. [Link] At least a dozen Lawyers have been Slain in the Philippines since the Covid-19 lockdown This is an excerpt from an article published by ABS-CBN News. With the money she saved ongas, driver wages and plane fare, Lawyer Aquino said […]

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Child Support in the Philippines

Once again one of our viewers has done a lot of research on this subject and we bring the results of all this hard work to you here We also add the we at Expats Forums do not own the content and are posting it as a community service ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, […]

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Absolute Proof

We have taken an email from a subscriber of “A Foreigner Telling the Truth Philippines” who has done a lot of work compiling instances of breaches of laws in the Philippines by Expat American, Brian Granville Smith, while working as the Manager soley in charge of every aspect of the operation of MB Piggery and Marjhen AquaFarming […]

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Charity Guidelines

This report describes the legal framework governing nonprofit organizations (also known as non-governmental organizations or NGOs) in the Philippines, and includes translations of legislative provisions relevant for a foundation or advisor undertaking an equivalency determination of a foreign grantee under IRS Revenue Procedure 92-94.  606 total views

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Bureau of Immigration policy update

Bureau Of Immigration Update this is a press release from the Bureau Of Immigration in the Philippines. It show that they are serious about enforcing the Immigration Laws of the Philippines. We have provided you this link as a Public Service.  440 total views

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Negative Foreign Investment List

ExpatsForums wishes to advise you that, articles, Media, videos etc are the property of the creator and we thank them for their contribution and as we always say.YOU BE THE JUDGE  1,447 total views

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