." Having a VA clinic in the PI is a BIG Plus for expat American vets looking for an alternative retirement country" For American ex military the bank deposit requirement for the SRRV is only $1,500. A friend got his a few weeks ago.
I did it this week for Filipina GF and myself, very easyonly took 3 days. Usethe web address quoted above, don't use agents you look like they are official but aren't, they can get you a letter of approval but that's not the actual visa," Important point use the OP link. Do a google and there are dozens of links but, as he says, they are not for the government E-visa.