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PHL visa for Americans, can generate up to P6 Billion annual income

At present, Filipinos traveling to America for whatever the purpose is needs to apply for a US visa and pay a $160 to $265 non-refundable  application fee. It is the followed by  a personal interview with a US vice consul, who may or may not issue a visa.

As President Duterte emphasize while we Filipinos are oblige to secure a US Visa, Americans traveling to PH enjoy visa-free entry for stays less than 30 days. 

So now the Duterte Administration is planning to require Americans traveling to the Philippines to first secure a visa and that alone could easily generate US$125 million or P6 billion in extra annual revenue, a lawmaker said.

Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel expressed his support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s idea to require Americans to obtain a Philippine visa saying,

“There is nothing anti-American about seeking parity in travel stipulations. This is all about equality in treatment. Our people-to-people, business-to-business as well as government-to-government relations with the US remain sound,”  [source]

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