I got a note yesterday from Alf.Here is what Alf had to say:
Its a lot easier to go fo a dirty week end in hong kong once a year and get a balikbayan visa its free at the airport and lasts for a year …. no hassles no feesHi Alf, For somebody who is going to live here full time, I feel that a 13 series visa is the best. It is very low cost, and allows permanent stay. The cost of one trip out of the country will pay the visa, and the yearly costs are only P310. No hassles for it either.
Thank you again, Alf, and I hope this information is helpful to you.