A friend of mine has cleared his 5 years stay in the Philippines without visas under the Philippine government amnesty program! Because of poor health his pinya wife did the leg work for him with a power of attorney. A few things she reported I think are not correct. He is required to make a visa run now BUT is required to fly out of Manila airport and no other. Why Manila only? They are planning the visa run and will apply for a Balikbayan visa on returning. Is a Balikbayan visa good for ONLY one year? She also says that a 13a requires that he reports his United States earnings and they are taxable in the Philippines, this cannot be right! Do any one have experiences with any of questions?