Originally Posted by fmartin_gila
Zep, I just completed my 13A journey in November coming out of BB status. As I remember, there are a couple other members of this forum who have also recently completed it also and as far as I know one does not have to go go Manila to do it. All my paperwork was completed in the Iloilo BI office. Have to get 13A temporary for 1 year and do it again to get 13A permanent stamp in the Passport.
I will have to check into whether there is a closer alternative. Somehow I was under the impression that the medical had to be at one of there selected doctors/hospitals. Maybe I am thinking of the nieces/nephews that needed this for overseas work. They all had to go to manila numerous times for all their stuff.
It will be Dec or Jan before I apply but I should probably start reading up.