Oct 172017
 

With Taiwan going visa-free for regular passport holders come November 1st, many Filipinos are undoubtedly already looking to visit our neighbors to the north to try out xiao long bao, stinky tofu and all the wonderful cusine that the island has to offer. But did you know that there’s a bunch of other countries that Pinoys can also visit without needing a visa?

There’s around 61 countries, in fact that you can visit without having to apply for a visa, though there are a few caveats for some of these. Korea, for example, only allow you to visit Jeju island without a visa, while Azerbijan and Georgia allows for a visa-free visit only if you hold a valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, the UK and the US. And contraty to popular belief, there is a country in Europe that you can visit without needing a visa.

Without further ado, check out the full list below:

ASEAN:

  • Brunei Darussalam (14 days)
  • Cambodia (21 days)
  • Indonesia (30 days)
  • Laos (30 days)
  • Malaysia (14 days)
  • Myanmar (14 days)
  • Singapore (30 days)
  • Thailand (30 days)
  • Vietnam (30 days)

ASIA:

  • Azerbaijan (30 days, must have valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, the UK and the US)
  • Taiwan (30 days, starting from November 1)
  • Georgia (90 days, must have valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, the UK and the US)
  • Hong Kong
  • India (30 days, visa issued upon arrival)
  • Iran (15 days visa issued upon arrival)
  • Israel (90 days)
  • South Korea (30 days, only for Jeju Island)
  • Macau (30 days)
  • Maldives (30 days, visa issued on arrival)
  • Mongolia (21 days)
  • Nepal (90 days, visa issued on arrival)
  • Sri Lanka (30 days, visa issued on arrival)
  • Timor Leste (30 days)

EUROPE:

  • Kosovo (30 days)

OCEANIA:

  • Cook Islands (31 days)
  • Fiji (120 days)
  • Marshall Islands (30 days, visa issued on arrival)
  • Micronesia (30 days)
  • Niue (30 days)
  • Palau (30 days, visa issued on arrival)
  • Samoa (60 days, visitor’s permit)
  • Tuvalu (30 days, visa issued on arrival)
  • Vanuatu (30 days)

NORTH AMERICA:

  • Costa Rica (30 days, visitor’s permit)
  • Dominica (21 days)
  • Haiti (90 days)
  • Nicaragua (90 days, visa issued on arrival)
  • Saint Lucia (42 days)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (30 days, visa on arrival)
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (30 days)

SOUTH AMERICA:

  • Bolivia (90 days)
  • Brazil (90 days)
  • Colombia (90 days)
  • Ecuador (90 days)
  • Peru (183 days)
  • Suriname (90 days)

AFRICA:

  • Burundi (30 days)
  • Cape Verde (visa on arrival)
  • Comoros (visa on arrival)
  • Djibouti (30 days, visa on arrival)
  • Gambia (90 days)
  • Kenya (90 days, visa on arrival)
  • Madagascar (90 days, visa on arrival)
  • Morocco (90 days)
  • Mozambique (30 days, visa on arrival)
  • Saint Helena (visa on arrival)
  • Seychelles (30 days, visitor’s permit)
  • Tanzania (30 days, visa on arrival)
  • Togo (7 days, visa on arrival)
  • Uganda (visa on arrival)
  • Zambia (90 days, visa on arrival)

 

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Oct 022017
 
PH teams up with China, Japan, and Singapore to ramp up renewable energy projects

The Philippine government is teaming up with Asia’s heavyweights China, Japan, and Singapore, to ramp up the development of renewable energy projects, as economic growth drives up demand for electricity in the country. Bilateral talks were conducted at the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting this week, including talks with the US-ASEAN Business Council on how to speed up the development of clean energy. Bloomberg TV PH reported that Singapore, in particular, committed to helping the Philippines develop the backbone needed for more renewable energy initiatives nationwide. “Singapore very kindly opened their doors to us. There will be a lot of collaboration we will be doing, from micro-grid to e-vehicles, to waste-to-energy, to solar, on top of water. Thank you, Singapore,” says Energy Sec. Alfonso Cusi. According to Bloomberg TV PH, there are about four million households in the country still without power to this day. Cusi says the Philippines is presently finalizing policies on natural gas, and may seal agreements with China, Japan and Singapore by the end of the month, “to fully embark on viable liquified natural gas (LNG) cooperation projects.” The DOE is looking at three models on how the country will develop and utilize the natural gas resource: namely, to source indigenous natural gas, like that of Malampaya; to import liquefied natural gas; and to combine both models. Other areas of cooperation are on renewable energies with possible joint ventures with Singapore on waste-to-energy, floating solar photovoltaic and battery technologies; with the International Read More …

Oct 022017
 

Driver Reymond Gonzaga of Davao City found the owner of Php900,000 cash left in his taxi after he turned in the passenger’s bag to local television station ABSCBN. Gonzaga related to the news network how he found the bag in the backseat of his taxi and decided to go to the local TV station to seek help on what to do with the bag. An ABSCBN report revealed the bag owner as Ruth Muntag Koitabashi, an overseas Filipino worker in Japan, who claimed her bag containing the cash, jewelry, her mobile phone and other important documents. Koitabashi thanked Gonzaga for his honesty and effort to return her belongings. The post Honest taxi driver returns 900k cash to owner through TV station appeared first on Good News Pilipinas. Click for detailed story

Jul 062017
 

CABINET MEMBERS in charge of the economy and infrastructure met with Japanese officials yesterday evening for the second Philippines-Japan Joint Committee on Infrastructure Development and Economic Cooperation, to prepare Japan-funded infrastructure projects ahead of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit in November for signing ceremonies. Click for detailed story

May 052017
 

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Finance ministers and central bank governors of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and their China, Japan and Korean peers meeting here on the sidelines of the 50th anniversary of the Asian Development Bank’s Board of Governors agreed on Friday to help each other enhance resilience to financial shocks and to promote trade and investments. Click for detailed story

Apr 042017
 
Filipino choir Boscorale wins gold in Japan

All male high school choir Boscorale of Don Bosco Technical Institute in Makati bagged the gold medal as the Youth Choir Equal Voices Grand Prize Winner at the 10th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition held in Fukushima, Japan. The DBTI Boscorale The Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition is the biggest choral competition in Japan for small vocal ensemble groups or those composed of two to 16 members in which more than 120 top level choirs all over Japan are yearly invited. The choral competition welcomed entries from international groups, allowing the Philippine contingent from the Boscorale to join. The Philippine contingent Boscorale went to Japan and reached the Grand Prix Finals, eventually winning the gold.   The post Filipino choir Boscorale wins gold in Japan appeared first on Good News Pilipinas. Related posts: Cebuano choir is Grand Prix Champ at Int’l Choral Competition Pinoy choir ALERON bags Grand Prize in South Korea Filipino choir groups triumph in Vietnam choral competition All- male Filipino chorale triumphs in Japan chamber contest Click for detailed story