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Re: PHL Embassy BS?

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:38 am

nakatago wrote:... not Filipino enough yet to get your honorary insanity to realize that when you approach certain things in the Philippines, you use a different manual. I just recently handled a fairly significant financial transaction and the trouble I had to go through all because people don't check their business e-mails and have offices in places where they have no mobile phone signal.


LOL :D :D

Will remember that when My stress level peaks :D So far, it hasn't ;)

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Re: PHL Embassy BS?

Postby nakatago » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 1:14 pm

ecureilx wrote:Will remember that when My stress level peaks :D So far, it hasn't ;)


I own the corresponding passport so my stress levels with them are always at maximum reading. :mad:

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Re: PHL Embassy BS?

Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 1:23 pm

nakatago wrote:I own the corresponding passport so my stress levels with them are always at maximum reading. :mad:


I had been coping fine until the subject of changing the sex on a birth certificate came up. The person in question must return to the municipality where the birth was registered. Doesn't matter how much evidence you have about the true sex of the person they have to appear in person at the place they were born.

I have no desire to travel to a back of nowhere province town in North Cotabato Mindanao to get this done. So far when we have had to produce the birth certificate no one has noticed but inevitably it will be queried at some point.

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Re: PHL Embassy BS?

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 1:34 pm

Steve1960 wrote:I have no desire to travel to a back of nowhere province town in North Cotabato Mindanao to get this done..


Chicken !

I am told Northern Cotabato is a beautiful place .. :D :D

I am happy with only the hearing part, and not tempted to see it in person :D

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Re: PHL Embassy BS?

Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 1:36 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:I have no desire to travel to a back of nowhere province town in North Cotabato Mindanao to get this done..


Chicken !

I am told Northern Cotabato is a beautiful place .. :D :D

I am happy with only the hearing part, and not tempted to see it in person :D


haha yep yellow through and through. I have been to Davao City but did not stray outside the city centre.

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Re: PHL Embassy BS?

Postby nakatago » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 1:50 pm

ecureilx wrote:I am told Northern Cotabato is a beautiful place .. :D :D


Probably a pain to get to.

My mother went through similar troubles as well to correct her birth certificate*...the municipal hall which originally held it was buried in tons of lahar back in 91.

My late grandmother, whom we wanted to process the benefits regarding my late grandfather's veteran benefits....they want someone to testify something about her birth. It didn't occur to them that all of them are already dead and those are not, are most likely babies back then!

This is the type of nonsense my fellow citizens have to deal with! And they wonder why a lot of Filipinos want to get a different citizenship.

* long story; gist is her mother, my maternal grandmother wasn't exactly the type who bothers remembering, moreso, recording dates.

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Re: PHL Embassy BS?

Postby Steve1960 » Tue, 23 Dec 2014 2:05 pm

nakatago wrote:
Probably a pain to get to.

This is the type of nonsense my fellow citizens have to deal with! And they wonder why a lot of Filipinos want to get a different citizenship.



Yes, a pain to get to and with two young kids. It's a non starter really.

Alas we are never likely to live together in the UK for 5 years so my wife will miss the opportunity of getting a UK passport :-(


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