MNL (RPLL)

Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Manila, Philippines

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Thank you lord

Salamat po sa Diyos nandito na po ako sa singapore

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Terminal 3

Very smooth experience with T3 IO today. Not even asked for my return ticket. Just gave my passport, boarding pass. No question asked either. Although, second time traveller na ako. single, female, 22 years old. Previous travel to France.

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ESCORT

Just curious, totoo ba na may possibility na mapatay sa airport kapag may escort? And 'yong nagmention earlier na may lumapit sa kanya na guy in plain clothes? Was that guy from immigration or an escort too, just so we know and we can avoid them. Thanks

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ESCORT

Nakupo...nakadala yung escort. Minsan nag pa escort ako. Tinawag ako ng naka plain clothes na lalaki. tapos inimbita ako sa isang kwarto. Muntik na ko dun. Buti na lang nakatakbo ako at nakahingi ng saklolo. Hindi tuloy ako nakaalis papuntang Malaysia....Delikado na mag pa escort ngayon. Natitikitikan nila. Maski nas aloob ka na eroplano alam nila yung nag paescort. tapos medyo may haharang pa sa iyo sa Gate at manghihingi pa ng natitira mong pera...Nakupo

delikado...yung pang eescort mo ibayad mo na lang sa travel agency at mag pa book ka ng lang ng star alliance na eroplano.

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aVOID ESCORT

MAG INGAT KAYO SA ESCORT...MADADAMAY LANG KAYO.

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HUWAG NA HUWAG NA MAG PA ESCORT

Pag nag pa escort kayo.....tapos na kayo... may possibility na mapatay kayo sa Airport.

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PLEASE AVOID ESCORT

PAG NAG PA ESCORT KAYO...NAKA TIMBRE DIN KAYO SA IO.

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re: With OFW mom / first time traveler

Pwede ka po sumabay sa kanya sa IO wala naman po problem dun kase mom mo sya at least less questions will be asked at sure na makakaalis ka po.

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With OFW mom / first time traveler

Hello! Please help! :) ill be visiting qatar po for a month and my flight will be tomorrow i have all my documents complete, tickets,hotel reservation and im currently emp/return employed and im with the same flight with my mom kse she just had her 1 month vacation here sa phil and babalik na sya sa qatar at magksma kmi. Should we go to IO together or ok lang na ako lang po muna magisa and if they need her thats the time na lalapit po sya? Thanks! Sobrang kunakabahan po kse ako.

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Re pls avoid escorts

Why attempt to go somewhere else kung di kaya ibigay yung hinihinging documents/money? Kung willing nga magbayad sa escort bakit di nalang use the money to do things legally diba? Yun yung hindi ko magets sa iba kasi pipilitin magapply ng work abroad tapos kapag nagka-problema magagalit sa government eh hello di ka nga dumaan sa tamang proseso haha

P.S. Guys trust me. Hindi niyo kakampi ang IO. Don't pay them kasi kayo din kawawa. We can see everything bwahaha

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Only in the Philippines...

That's so true! This matter should be raised directly to President Duterte, I think he and he alone can solve this problem. Remember that 'tanim bala' issue, it was solved when brought to his attention. This has been going on ever since I can remember and no president have ever solved it. The right to travel is one of the rights of every person and no one should take that away from us!

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Re pls avoid escorts

May point ka naman. Kaya lang iba ang case ngayon. Marami ng hindi talaga marunong sumunod at nadadamay. At yun ang sitwasyon sa ngayon. Kung hindi namin kayang iprovide yung mga hinhingi paano nga naman kami lalabas?

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PLEASE AVOID ESCORTS!! Iwasan ang Escort!!!

One major factor kung bakit madaming corrupt and unprofessional IOs is because may mga nauuto sila na willing magbayad makalabas lang. Guys bakit? Sobrang hirap ba dumaan sa tamang proseso? Kung di kayo susunod sa proseso ng maayos lalong dadami ang offload cases sa Pilipinas. Kasalanan ng mga kababayan nating mahilig mag TNT abroad kung bakit pati yung mga inosenteng gusto lang magtravel sa ibang bansa hindi nadin makaalis. Please guys magtulungan tayo. Hindi uunlad bansa natin kung mahilig tayo gumawa ng mga maling transakyon. Kung gusto niyong magtrabaho sa ibang bansa dumaan kayo sa POEA at sa tamang ahensya para di nadadamay mga katulad namin na gusto lang magbakasyon. At higit sa lahat, kapag may IO na gustong mag-take advantage sa sitwasyon niyo IREPORT NIYO.

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re: Offloaded

of course hahaha wala kang lusot nasa lahat ng records nila yan

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re: Offloaded

of course hahaha wala kang lusot nasa lahat ng records nila yan

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re: Offloaded

of course hahaha wala kang lusot nasa lahat ng records nila yan

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re: Offloaded

of course hahaha wala kang lusot nasa lahat ng records nila yan

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Offloaded first timers need ng escort

Sa mga kailangan po ng assistance ng escort o advice para d maoffload, text po 0956 412 8445. Kaliwaan po yan.

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Offloaded

If you are offloaded in one airport in Philippines do they have your record that you are offloaded in that airport if you will going to use other airport?

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UAE BOUND, SOLO, UNEMPLOYED

Thank you po. Sana maging okay ang lahat at ndi na ako kwestyunin kc wala ako work dto.

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UAE bound solo unemployed

Hi po ok na po yan basta don't forget to bring those documents na minention mo also magdala kna rin marriage cert. nyo. Kpag kasi and visa ay visiting relatives ndi na gaano kinukwestyon basta be confident na lng po sa pagsagot sa tanong ng io. Good luck po!

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UAE BOUND, SOLO, UNEMPLOYED

Possible po b na maoffload ako or makwestyon, may previous travel na po ako sa SG, twice na. Then to abu dhabi naman ngayon, visit visa sponsor ng husband ko, and sya magfifinance skn sa lahat. Kaso wala po ako work, ndi ako mkkpgpresent ng mga coe,itr, etc. affidavit of support, salary certificate, at coe nia lang meron ako. Pati pala copy ng passport nia na may tatak nung recent travel namin..Pwede na po kaya un?

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FINALLY

Just want to share my experiences at clark pampanga terminal and I hope it will be a big help for you guys.. Last June 28 I was offloaded, same as the others it was my first and solo trip to Japan. My visa is "temporary visitor" for 30 days. But before the offloading issue here's the Q and A questions (I fell in line at the Philippine passport lane and my first IO was a guy wearing reading glass and moreno)

IO: San ka pupunta?

Me: sa Japan po

IO: anong gagawin mo dun?

Me: visiting our close friend * I mention the name (our close friend is my sponsor)

IO: firstime to go abroad

Me: yes po

Then he gave me a questionnaire and asked me to go at the BI office. Honestly I'm a little bit of nervous even though I have my invitation and guarantee letter with me. After filling up the questionnaire the lady IO called me and started to interrogate me. A lot of questions she asked me. It's kinda a weird because I honestly answer all of it but seems like she was not convinced (well I don't care). Lastly she asked for my ATM and credit card (iniwan ko sa mother ko) but unfortunately I did not brought any of those kasi nga all expense paid courtesy of my guarantor 10k lng pocket money ko. Nag end up sa offloading nkakastress at depressed umuwi akong luhaan.

Mga 2 weeks din ako nagbabasa dito sa mga blogs nyo kea napagtanto ko n ndi pala ako nag iisa.

But good thing my tita at Japan never gave up on me. They went at the Philippines para sunduin ako (together with my sponsor). Yesterday natrace nila na my offloading record ako at pinapunta ako ulit sa BI office natapat sakin yung IO na girl mabait xa at approachable hiningi lng yung birth cert ko at ng tita ko binigay ko n din birth cert ng tatay ko at finally in God's will nkacleared na ang offload record ko because we proved that na although friend nmn ang sponsor ko my tita akong matutuluyan sa Japan wala ng ibang hinihingi birth cert lng nmin. (Note: kapag kc maliit ang tax ng guarantor mo may chance n sa visa p lng denied kna kea we choose our friend n my malaking tax regular employee lng kasi tita ko kaya ndi xa pwede kumuha kasi maliit and tax). Kahit sa immigration ng Japan very smooth ang exit nmin. Just pray and relax TIWALA lang. Now I am finally enjoying my trip here at Tokyo. I would like to thank my tita and also our God almighty for making it possible... Kampai!!!

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Will do...

Yes I still plan to go to Bangkok, and will bear that in mind. Pero magpapalamig muna ako, :) or baka mag-change country, perhaps Indonesia muna before going to Bangkok again.

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Suggestion

I'm happy din that I was able to uplift your spirit kahit papano. Would you try going to Bangkok again? Last punta ko dun was to watch a concert. Inask ako ng IO about it tapos dun nagfocus conversation naming haha! Why don't you try looking for an event and schedule your flight according to it? Malay mo mas maconvince yung IO na for tourism purposes ka lang talaga. You can just print whatever posters you can find online to prove your claim. Hehe suggestion lang :)

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(no subject)

But what if I will still go solo? My family and I don't have the financial means to go abroad all at once, wala pa budget. But you're right, since I know already the feeling, I surely know how to handle that next time, and if I need to be a little mataray, I would. Thanks a lot. I've really been down and depressed the past two days but with this conversation, I've somewhat 'move on'. :) I hope no one ever has to undergo what I and some others have.

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So true...

Although, I think mas safe if sa 2nd attempt mo may kasama kang immediate family member para mas lalo di ka paghinalaan and maclear yung offload record mo. I highly doubt na maoffload ka pa if mom/dad/sis/bro/spouse or anak na kasama mo. Then after passing that plan another solo travel na ulit.

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So true...

Sana naman, kasi to be honest, it's an experience I'm not sure I can move on from, nakakatrauma talaga s'ya. Sana what happened to your friend the second time, ganon din mangyari sa akin. Actually if I have the resources nga lang sana, I want to go as far as filing a case, but the smarter move would be just to let it go and let karma bite that IO in the a**!

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Re: Second Immigration Officer

Yes I understand. Mukhang nabigla ka nga sa nangyari kaya di mo namaintain composure mo and naamoy ng IO na kinakabahan ka na. I think since alam mo na feeling di ka na kakabahan next time. Makakahelp din yung onting sungit effect para maramdaman ng IO na di ka nila kaya. Saken super effective yon hahaha! Goodluck! Sana successful ka na next time!

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RE: I'm usually very confident...

Well, there's a higher chance na you'll be subject to interview the moment na Makita nila offload record mo. Although, to boost your confidence, may friend akong may offload record pero dineadma lang ng IO nung 2nd attempt niya (1st Attempt - HK, 2nd Attempt - Thailand). If I'm not mistaken, super pinaghandaan ng friend ko yun pati copies ng documents dinala niya pero nung nasa IO window na siya ang sabi lang sakanya "Oh anyare sayo bakit ka inoffload? Takot ka noh hahaha" tapos standard questions like gano ka katagal dun etc. tapos tatak passport na. I'm not saying na eto scenario palagi kasi case to case basis yan pero feeling ng friend ko nakatulong yung "I don't give a shit anymore" attitude niya that time kasi wala na siyang pake and all kaya din siguro hindi na siya ginisa pa ng IO.

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Second Immigration Officer

I forgot to mention din nga pala, it was not only the IO in the window desk who asked me questions, she had to refer me to another IO, had me answer a questionnaire in the office near the window desks, and that's where my nightmare began, I think that IO holds a higher position than those who stays at the window desks, he holds the final say whether those referred to him can board their planes or not. And you're right it's really the confidence that matters, it's just that, that was the first time that happened to me, sobrang nabigla ako, it felt humiliating, I also kept on looking at my watch kasi I think that happened 30 minutes my supposed boarding and that f*****g doesn't seem to care!

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I'm usually very confident...

I'm usually very confident, with my English speaking ability, I'm not boasting but I can say I am a fluent speaker, I was actually answering most of his questions in English but man oh man, that IO really made me lose the confidence in me especially with his tone and the manner of how he spoke, I mean there's a big difference between being a professional who's just doing your job and being just flatout mean and a power-tripper. What others have been saying about IOs are true, so sad I had to find out the hard way. Any idea what would happen to me next time I take on another trip abroad? Do you think they will be as strict to me as I have already a record?

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Agree ako dun sa comment sa baba haha

Agree ako dun sa sinabi nung isa. Madaming IO mahilig mangpowertrip (paulit ulit na tanong, mabusisi sa documents, paikot ikot tanong) pero yun kasi ang effective way para hulihin if nagsisinungaling ba yung tao. I don't get it bakit ka kakabahan if wala ka namang gagawing mali? I mean hindi mo ba kayang sumagot ng maayos and be confident? Kasi kahit tourist ka talaga pero barok ka magsalita kahit sino magdududa sayo. Siguro bago ka magprepare ng documents mas mabuti kung sarili mo muna ihanda mo. Build your confidence. Learn English and speak it fluently and most importantly, WAG NA WAG KANG MATATAKOT SA IO.

Based on my experience ganito madalas scenario ko sa harap ng IO:

IO: san ka pupunta? (while looking at my ticket and passport)

Me: (name of country)

IO: Sino kasama mo?

Me: I'll be travelling solo po sir/maam

IO: Bakit ka pupunta dun?

Me: I just wanna visit the country's historical sites (I like answering it specifically to my purpose - concerts, tourist attractions, aattend ng event, etc.)

IO: Saan mo nalaman about dyan? (I find it weird kapag tinatanong to pero just answer it anyway)

Me: History Channel (HAHAHAH ODIBA PASOK)

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IO: (tatak passport and picture time na)

Me: Thank you sir/maam!

Odiba? Basta wag ka lang kabahan. Madalas ako matapat sa IO na masungit kahit anong iwas ko haha pero palagi ko lang iniisip na wala silang magagawa para harangin ako kaya just answer them ng maayos and you'll be fine.

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re: COMPLETE DOCUMENTS PERO KABADO/DI MAKASAGOT NG MAAYOS =

Tama ka sis ..

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COMPLETE DOCUMENTS PERO KABADO/DI MAKASAGOT NG MAAYOS = SURE

Wag kasi kayo papasindak sa mga IO. Kahit kumpleto kayo sa documents pero kabado kayo sumagot useless lahat yan.

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re: @Erv1986

I feel you sis. Saklap talaga. Tsk tsk. Let alone the gastos sa accommodations, ticket, etc.

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@Erv1986

The IO keeps on saying, no, he's actually INSISTING, 'tatalon' daw ako, which I think is their term for someone who will leave the country and look for a job at another country, which of course is so so not true. I was going to Bangkok to travel and travel alone. Why the hell would I resign as an OFW if I want to work in another country? F*****g moron, that's what that IO is. And the worst part is I can't be my mataray self during that ordeal 'cause I'm afraid that would make my chance of boarding smaller, I kept my cool and yet he still didn't believe me. And NO, I haven't been offloaded before and never do I wish to be offloaded again. Won't be able to handle the humiliation and the trauma next time.

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re: (no subject)

Unemployed. Wala ka naman po work. Be honest. Pag nagsinungaling ka at wala ka naman documents to back up your answer in case they ask offload ka.

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(no subject)

any suggestion what to write on the occupation before handing out the form to the IO. I'm a newly grad kasi and di pa ako nagkakanap ng trabaho.

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re: Power-tripping at its finest!!!

What do you think are the reasons why na offload ka sis? Have you been offloaded before?

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Power-tripping at its finest!!!

Just want to share my experience this morning, I am a former OFW, currently unemployed and was supposed to go to Bangkok as a tourist, was very excited 'cause it's going to be my first time there, but unfortunately I was offloaded, IO officer won't allow me to board the plane, had to ask many questions (repeatedly) and made me feel scared and frightened that I wasn't able to answer their questions confidently. I mean, they should know how being in that situation would make passengers like me feel and yet they went on asking questions as if I am being accused of committing a crime. The ordeal was both traumatic and humiliating that I am not sure if i would ever want to go abroad again next time. I just want to enjoy muself after working as an OFW and treat myself and that's how it ended, I know they would be very strict so I had with me all my papers, round-trip ticket, itineraries, hotel reservations and all. I even have with me some cash, credit cards... and the IO still didn't allow me and before I had the chance to explain myself he had stamped my boarding pass with 'for immigration compliance'. I still can't get over it and I am not sure if I ever will. It's every travelers' worst nightnare and I don't wish it upon anyone, not even to that f*****g IO. I now so believe that Manila International Airport is the worst airport in the world, been to Immigration of UAE, Vietnam, Cambodia, Armenia, Georgia and Hong Kong and never have I experience such power-tripping!

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2nd time traveler

Hi. I'm a second time traveler. I went to HK last year. Do u think maiinterrogate pa ako since magttravel ako sa South East asia for almost a month? Thanks.

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re: Offload

Reply to @Catherine:

Hi po. If you're with your mom and sibling, then you're good to go. Just prove them that your purpose of travel is really for tour. Just in case IO will ask for any documents, just tell your mom to bring her business documents such as permit, ITR, etc. And bring your return ticket, hotel reservation. And don't tell IO you were offloaded. Based on experience, some IO will offload people without saving and taking note of it on their database. I know someone who was offloaded to Thailand and the second time she tried to leave she was surprised she was not asked about the offload. So she told the IO she was offloaded and the IO said it was not on their database. So pinapunta sya sa doon ng office for second inspection tapos tinanong lang sya until pinaalis na sya at tinatakan passport nya. Anyway, as long as you're with your relatives they will let you go.

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Offload

Ok lang po ba magtravel ulit kasama ko na ang nanay at kapatid ko ksi po yung nanay ko my business po dto kainan sa pilipinas sya po ang gumastos sa lahat ng expenses ko gusto nya lang naman makapag unwind ako dti po akong ofw 6 na po at ngayon dto sa pilipinas nagtratrabaho na lng sa nanay ko tapos my kapatid pa ako sa dubai pero ang talagang purpose ko mag travel lang mag isa papuntang KL and sad to say doon na ako natulog sa airport kakahintay para makapah check in un ang nangyaro first time kung naoffload ang masakit pa nito syang ang lahat ng gastos ng nanay ko please i need advise balak sana namin next month mag tour kasama ang kapatid at nanay ko.

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Offload

Saklap ng nang yari sa akin naoffload ako kaninang umaga bound to malaysia KL di ako makaget over hanggang ngayon pinapagalitan pa ako ng nanay alam mo yun binigyan ka ng nanay mo trip to malaysia tapos nabalewala lng ung tipong pinaghirapan tapos nauwi lng sa wala hays nakakaiyak mga ganitong pangyayari

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FIRST TIME TO TRAVEL ABROAD (Europe)

I want to share what happened when my friend and I travelled to Europe last June 17.

NAIA Terminal 1 kami. Second time ko na aalis ng bansa while yung friend ko eh first time pa lang. As in bago at wala pang tatak passport nya. Dahil medyo wala syang alam pa pagdating namin ng immigration, sya ang pinapila ko at ako na ang kumuha nang card (embarkation card ba yun) at nagfill out para sa aming dalawa. Employed ako at 1 month pa lang sa work dahil kakaresign ko pa lang sa previous job ko while this friend of mine is unemployed.

Pagdating sa immigration, sa kasamaang palad pa natapat kami sa babae na mabusisi at mukhang mataray, hindi na ako masyado tinanong. Magkasama kaming pumunta sa IO dahil gusto ko na aalalayan ko ang friend ko na first timer. Ayoko na mag isa lang sya dahil baka magisa sya. So ako din nag abot ng mga passport namin pati nung cards.

(My case)

IO: Saan ka pupunta? At sino pupuntahan mo dun?

Ako: Sa switzerland po bibisitahin namin yung tita ng friend ko.

IO: may work ka? Ano work mo?

Ako: (stated my job)

IO: Gaano kana katagal sa work mo?

Ako: 1 month po.

IO: 1 month ka palang?

Ako: Opo

At ayun hiningi nya lang company ID ko at tinignan nya. Then tatak na. Pagkatatak at bigay ng passport ko, di ako umalis at nagbantay pa rin ako sa friend ko. Tinanong lang naman sya kung papano nya naging tita yung pupuntahan namin at para masatisfy yung IO, binigay namin yung Authenticated Affidavit of Support na pinadala ng tita nya from Switzerland. Kinuha yun ng tita nya mula sa Philippine embassy sa Bern.

Binusising maige nung IO yung affidavit at pagkatapos, tinatakan na din yung passport nya. Nakaalis kami kahit wala syang work at 1 month palang ako sa current job ko.

Ang advice ko, wag magpapasindak. Wag matatakot at magdasal nang maige. Presence of mind at wag na wag ka magsisinungaling kung hindi mo kayang back upan yung mga di totoong sasabihin mo. Kung may kasama kayong aalis, iassess nyo ang inyong mga sarili kung sino ang mukhang magiging tagilid pagdating sa IO at maging ready na yung kasama na tulungan yung tagilid nyang companion.

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Re: First Time Female Solo

Sis, sa Royal View Hotel ako. I booked online thru Agoda. Mountain view room nga lang yung binook ko kasi mura, pero pagdating ko sa hotel, inupgrade nila ko for free sa Ocean View Room hahaha! Ganda tuloy ng view ko sa umaga lagi. Pocket money ko is 4k HK dollars. May dala ako credit card just incase. Mageenjoy kayo dito sis! Ang saya ng MTR nila. DIY ko lang din kasi itinerary ko eh. Sarap magexplore mag isa hehe

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First time/solo traveler

Share q lang po pra sa mga gusto mkaalis. First time and solo traveler po ako na nakaalis nung July 14 bound to dubai. Importante po may work or business kau dito sa pinas kasi kung wala mahirap po makalabas. Sa case ko tinanong nila ako ano daw work ko sabi ko may business tapos tinanong ako about my business nasagot ko naman lahat. Ano daw gagawin ko sa bansang pupuntahan ko sabi ko tourist hinanapan ako hotel voucher binigay ko nman. Wag po kau susugod ng incomplete docs dahil hndi po lahat ng IO ay malamig ang ulo pero psalamat na din po ako dun sa travel agency na tumulong skin para makaalis ako. Complete docs saka na briefing na nila ako. im here in Dubai now kakarating ko lang last night.

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RE: First Time Female Solo

good for you sis, i think nasa io din talga yan and ofcourse how you handle the interview. Pero ewan ko di ko maalis ang pagkakaba since first time namin ng ate ko. sana ganyan din kami pagdating ng flight. BTW, same tayo promo fare din ng ceb pac di nakahabol nung pisofare pero okay na rin. San ka pala nagstay sis, at ilan dala mo?

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re: virgin passport

thank you so much sis. excited na tuloy ako kahit september pa alis namin hahaha will stay at mongkok area na since yun din nirecommend ng friend ng ate ko dahil marami daw mura dun. I already purchased paymaya na rin feel ko lang mas secure ang paymay kesa yazz at mas convenient pa.


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