Yes, it is typical of a corrupt country that bleeds its less-educated citizenry dry wherever they can . . . good Christian values simply go out the door where money is concerned in the Philippines. Well, they don't really exist anymore anyway.sundaymorningstaple wrote:It'sn not just with the maids either. Everybody wanting to exit the 'peens for employment has to pay through the nose to the corrupt government agencies there even though all usually have their contracts in hand. It's been going on for at least 15 years that I know about.
The hypocrisy is amazing as the educated classes are quite willing participants in the centuries old 'sucking the masses dry' game.
The above info regarding the requirements from the embassy is correct . . . and scandalous.
We did something different last year, we brought our nanny's three kids over here for two weeks . . .