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Retire to Philippines - Forget Thailand

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9 hours ago, fgmr said:

BANANA7 or Banana skids. Yuo did not mwntion the following which I have just now copied from the SRRV site:-

Retirement Option and their Required Time Deposit

1. With Pension - 50 years old and above - the required time deposit is US$10,000.00 plus a monthly pension of US$800.00 for a single applicant and US$1,000 for couple.

That is for the normal SRRV over 50 - there are also other types and the courtesy and expanded types only require payment of $1,500 and no deposits.

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Having personally visited with the staff at the Philippines Retirement Authority, I advise anyone to remain calm while researching visa options online.  You're all unique, maybe like snowflakes.

 

 

...because we know everything you read on the Internet is true, right?

 

 

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Having personally visited with the staff at the Philippines Retirement Authority, I advise anyone to remain calm while researching visa options online.  You're all unique, maybe like snowflakes.
 
 
...because we know everything you read on the Internet is true, right?
 
 
What do you my mean? Could you be more explicit?

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40 minutes ago, alexdecasi said:
58 minutes ago, WyrldTraveler said:
Having personally visited with the staff at the Philippines Retirement Authority, I advise anyone to remain calm while researching visa options online.  You're all unique, maybe like snowflakes.
 
 
...because we know everything you read on the Internet is true, right?
 
 

What do you my mean? Could you be more explicit?

Which part?

  • the part where I suggest that maybe you shouldn't depend on the advice from people in forums?
  • the part where I suggest that the Earth is Flat because I saw it on YouTube?
  • the part where what you read online may or may not conform to your experience with immigration authorities when you arrive in person?
  • the part where I advise you to remain calm?

 

I could be very explicit, but explicit language is frowned upon in these forums. 

Edited by WyrldTraveler
reformatted into bullet points to make "more explicit"

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Which part?
  • the part where I suggest that maybe you shouldn't depend on the advice from people in forums?
  • the part where I suggest that the Earth is Flat because I saw it on YouTube?
  • the part where what you read online may or may not conform to your experience with immigration authorities when you arrive in person?
  • the part where I advise you to remain calm?
 
I could be very explicit, but explicit language is frowned upon in these forums. 
On this case, thank you for your intervention. It's very helpful...

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21 hours ago, fgmr said:

BANANA7 or Banana skids. Yuo did not mwntion the following which I have just now copied from the SRRV site:-

Retirement Option and their Required Time Deposit

1. With Pension - 50 years old and above - the required time deposit is US$10,000.00 plus a monthly pension of US$800.00 for a single applicant and US$1,000 for couple.

Read the complete website, to understand all of the options. I only stated one option which required no monthly income.

 

Also read post #5 in this thread.

 

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I do enjoy the Philippine people. The men are infinitely friendlier and more curious about foreigners, than Thai men, who barely give us the time of day. And the water can be beautiful, depending on where you are. I agree what the women can be lovely, and generally easier to meet, and not as difficult, cunning, clever, or manipulative as the average Thai woman. And their expectations are far lower. However marriage there is out of the question, as the Catholic church has a virtual strangle hold on the nation, and divorce is not allowed! 

 

For me, the women would be the primary reason for being there, if I was single. The security situation is terrible, the food is horrific, and it is hard to find the basics, like fresh fruits and vegetables (however some other imports are easier to find, and cheaper). Overall the country is far more Westernized, and does not feel like a distant planet, as Thailand often does. 

 

However, the entire country feels like one big Tijuana to me. One big ghetto. Even the nice neighborhoods are unattractive, with tall barbed wire, or broken glass topped walls, to keep out the thieves. And what is up with the lack of landscaping? The Thais love their gardens, and flowers. They are virtually non existent in the PI.

 

I cannot even begin to surmise the amount of money, that someone would have to pay me to live there.

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On 2/1/2019 at 5:19 PM, mike787 said:

From Experience:  

 

Thailand, food is cleaner, spicer (subjective), safer, cheaper, large variety.  Thai Immigration is idiotic.  Drivers are opposite to Philippines - Death is a perquisite to driving in Thailand.  THAI's don't really want us there, only our money.  Don't mess with Thai, they will gut you like a pig.  Thai Realestate design is better much more update and better bang for the buck.  Wifi is cheaper, strong, and stable everywhere (almost).  

Philippines:  Infrastructure is poor.  Food, opposite to above statements.  Immigration, easier and cheaper.  People, very welcoming (over all).  Driving, over all much safer. Wifi = SUX! Island hoping is much nicer (subjective)...over 7,000+ islands.

Summary: Thailand is Jetsons, compared to the Flintstones in Philippines...more or less.  I enjoy both countries, but prefer lifestyle of Thailand.

from experience filipinos speak english you can actually have a conversation

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On 4/2/2019 at 12:15 PM, KC 71 said:

Tuk tuk or jeepney its Youre choice


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same -same but true! Which one?

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22 minutes ago, yogavnture said:

from experience filipinos speak english you can actually have a conversation

YES!  And the interaction is much more interactive.  They don't ignore you if your with your spouse or gf.  You feel equal and part of the family.  In Thailand, mostly ignored even if you invented the thai language. 

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