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Awesome idea, (if he has a work permit). If no work permit; news in a few days, American deported for opening a Mexican food cart in Tondo.

My guess; he will have food carts opening up to the left & right of him mirroring what he's doing within the next few days and then someone will start a Mexican food cart franchise.

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Awesome idea, (if he has a work permit). If no work permit; news in a few days, American deported for opening a Mexican food cart in Tondo.

My guess; he will have food carts opening up to the left & right of him mirroring what he's doing within the next few days and then someone will start a Mexican food cart franchise.

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Good on him but Tondo? The land of the brave and reckless. I have many times suggested to Ben to open a meat pie shop as well as distributing to worthy outlets.
I wonder the laws for this guy and perhaps myself for volunteering time to our better half endeavours? As for opening franchises? If she decides to go that route then good for her (and him).

Cheers, Steve.
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If it is good Mexican food he could park his food cart across the street from my house and I would keep him in business myself

Does he also serve margaritas?

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I wonder the laws for this guy and perhaps myself for volunteering time to our better half endeavours?
Sad but true. If he's here on a Tourist Visa; Tourists are not permitted to do any type of volunteer work in the PI. One can call BI to clarify this.

One must have a 47 (a) (2) Special Non Immigrant Visa to do any type of volunteer work in the PI.

https://www.philippineconsulatela.or...immigrant-visa
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As always Joe a like,,,,,,,,, simple for me just go for the SRRV and working rights. Getting the better half on board will be difficult. Enterprise is or appears to be at the bottom of the barrel here.

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Awesome idea, (if he has a work permit). If no work permit; news in a few days, American deported for opening a Mexican food cart in Tondo.

My guess; he will have food carts opening up to the left & right of him mirroring what he's doing within the next few days and then someone will start a Mexican food cart franchise.

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Something is fishy there! I don't see how he could be working if he just arrived New Years and is not married. I think he is going to regret that story. Also, a Google search did not come up with anything architectural for his name.

There is a European guy who has a food stall with his wife inside Clark airport. I think it was crepes.
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Awesome idea, (if he has a work permit). If no work permit; news in a few days, American deported for opening a Mexican food cart in Tondo.

My guess; he will have food carts opening up to the left & right of him mirroring what he's doing within the next few days and then someone will start a Mexican food cart franchise.

Published August 25, 2020 9:28pm
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That is awesome and some variety for a change but the Philippine palate from what I've experienced won't be eating tacos that's a Western way of thinking so hopefully they have the perfect spot full of Westerners.

Shawarma sweet tacos is what they sell in every mall that's about a close to Mexican as it gets.
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The line " he intends to apply for dual citizenship after they marry" says it all.
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Good on him but Tondo? The land of the brave and reckless. I have many times suggested to Ben to open a meat pie shop as well as distributing to worthy outlets.
I wonder the laws for this guy and perhaps myself for volunteering time to our better half endeavours? As for opening franchises? If she decides to go that route then good for her (and him).

Cheers, Steve.
There should not be any issues "IF" you are NOT drawing a salary or any other monetary compensation for any work performed. I helped my better half start a clinical laboratory and I worked there many, many days, weeks and months and I had someone report me for working there but was told by the Courts that I am NOT working if I am not being personally compensated for the work I personally performed and the Judge told me Thank You for assisting to establish multiple businesses here in the Philippines and for further assisting them after the business opened...

The ONLY reason the Philippines has those foreigner labor laws is to keep foreigners from taking jobs away form Filipinos. However; with that being said; I venture to say that most of the work that might be performed by most foreigners can not or would not be accomplished by most Filipinos because most of us work for free as a volunteer for our better half or a friend or family member out of the kindness of our hearts...
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There should not be any issues "IF" you are NOT drawing a salary or any other monetary compensation for any work performed. I helped my better half start a clinical laboratory and I worked there many, many days, weeks and months and I had someone report me for working there but was told by the Courts that I am NOT working if I am not being personally compensated for the work I personally performed and the Judge told me Thank You for assisting to establish multiple businesses here in the Philippines and for further assisting them after the business opened....
Non-Resident Aliens Who Intend to Work in the Philippines

All foreign nationals seeking admission to the Philippines for the purpose of employment, all non-resident foreign nationals already working in the Philippines, and all non-resident foreign nationals admitted to the Philippines not on-working visas, who wish to work in the Philippines, regardless of the source of compensation and duration of employment are required by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to secure an Alien Employment Permit (AEP).

Resident Alien refers to any foreign national who is allowed by law to reside indefinitely in the Philippines

All foreign nationals seeking admission to the Philippines for the purpose of employment, all non-resident foreign nationals already working in the Philippines, and all non-resident foreign nationals admitted to the Philippines on non-working visas, who wish to work in the Philippines, regardless of the source of compensation and duration of employment are required by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to secure an Alien Employment Permit (AEP).

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Aliens who are found working without an employment permit as required by law, are penalized with a fine ranging from one thousand pesos (P1,000.00) to ten thousand pesos (P10,000), or imprisonment ranging from three months to three years, or both. In addition to such penalties, any alien found guilty shall be summarily deported upon completion of service of sentence.


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