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Old 24th October 2013, 02:10 PM
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Really amazing isn't it? There are laws here to cover just about anything-just as there is in our home countries. Difference is that here it is selective enforcement. Kinda makes ya realize how a deer in the forest feels on opening day of deer season!!

The country in general wants to bring the tourists and expats in for the $$$ they bring with them to spend. Same goes for their efforts to lure large corporations into building and investing here. Yet almost everything they do is counter productive to that end. I wonder if they will ever learn one day ???
Oh I'd say US justice is very selective...just look at how it's applied against any celebrity or athlete!

In my 30+ years associated with the PI I've always said they concentrate on the one time score more than how much can be made on a continuous successful business relationship....

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Really amazing isn't it? There are laws here to cover just about anything-just as there is in our home countries. Difference is that here it is selective enforcement. Kinda makes ya realize how a deer in the forest feels on opening day of deer season!!

The country in general wants to bring the tourists and expats in for the $$$ they bring with them to spend. Same goes for their efforts to lure large corporations into building and investing here. Yet almost everything they do is counter productive to that end. I wonder if they will ever learn one day ???
I wouldn't call that one selective. I've see a few reports of Filipino males getting the same charged against them by a fed up spouse. The "causing mental anguish" by philandering and letting it get around is considered a form of violence here hece the added charge under that statute. Adultery (sleeping around) is a crime here as is "concubinage" (keeping a mistress). It only makes the papers if a) the wife gets pissed off enough to file charges and/or kill the mistress/husband and b) it involves a celebrity, politician or foreigner.
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On another note, this morning's paper paper has an article on BI. It seems that they have begun a Nationwide effort to round up "undocumented and overstaying foreignors." Here in, Negros Occidental, they just announced the aprehension of 16 "foreigners." 10 Indians, 3 Chinese and 3 Koreans. The three Chinese were here on valid tourist visas but were caught selling cell phones which is a violation of their visa status!

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Here's a new safety issue involving taxi drivers. Seems to be directed at women but would guess men could have similar problems as well.
The problem seems to revolve around the use of a "special spray."
(Philippine Daily Inquirer)
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Are we as foreign visitors and expats actually safe anywhere in this country?

This article seems to give rise to the question and makes one wonder if this is Nazi Germany or the tropical paradise we have come to think it is...

{Philippine Daily Inquirer}
This Chatillon-Meunier woman sounds like a paid Leftist provocateur. How is it that she has lawyers coming to her aid at the drop of a hat?

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