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Bacolod

History
Bacolod, the "Sugar Bowl of the Philippines," is one of the most progressive and elite cities in the country. Along its highway, sugarcane plantation is a typical scene; coconut and rice are also grown. The people are engaged in livestock, fishing, and pottery.Bacolod was derived from the Ilonggo word "bakolod" meaning "stonehill" since the settlement was founded in 1770 on a stonehill area, now the district of Granada and the former site of the Bacolod Murcia Milling Company.Due to the Muslim raids in 1787, Bacolod was transferred towards the shoreline. The old site was called "Da-an Banwa," meaning old town.In 1894, by order of Governor General Claveria, through Negros Island Governor Manuel Valdeviseo Morquecho, Bacolod was made the capital of the Province of Negros. Bernardino de los Santos became the first gobernadorcillo and Fray Julian Gonzaga the first parish priest.
Transportation
Similar to any highly urbanized city, there are several ways to get around Bacolod and it doesn’t matter whether one arrived via plane or docked at the seaport. Near the Bacolod-Silay International Airport, a bus terminal is within walking distance and this will get one around the capital. If one is headed somewhere nearer, there are also jeepneys there but for those who are not too familiar with the place or have never been there before, there are also taxis in the area.
Weather
The Bacolod lies on 10m above sea level The climate here is tropical. The rainfall in Bacolod is significant, with precipitation even during the driest month. This location is classified as Af by Köppen and Geiger. In Bacolod, the average annual temperature is 27.1 °C. The average annual rainfall is 2450 mm.
People & Culture
The culture of Negros Occidental has been heavily influenced by both the Spanish and the later American occupations of the region. The indigenous religion long gave way to Roman Catholicism as the dominant religion. The people of Negros Occidental value hospitality, family, humor and hard work. When a family cooks a special meal, they share a bit of it with their neighbors. Because of the sugar industry and the region's later diversification in the 1970s, Negros Occidental has long been a province of industry and comparative wealth. Cockfighting is a big sport in Negros Occidental and is one of the industries that have helped the area diversify. If a gambler is in mourning, he is not allowed to engage in this sport because it is believed that it can only end in loss.
Food
Sugar is central both to the history of Negros Occidental and to the cuisine. Pastries and confections abound, and favorites include guapple pie, made from an oversized variety of guava, and pinasugbo, a type of banana fritter. Other highlights of the cuisine include inasal, which is barbecued marinated chicken. In fact, barbecue is a traditional food throughout the province. Look for foods heavy in Spanish influence, lots of sugar and family recipes handed down with extreme secrecy.

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Columbia

90 days can be extended for another 90 days

Taiwan

14 days (extended until July 31, 2020)

Viet Nam

21 days. Single entry eVisa is valid for 30 days

Myanmar

14 days visa free, need to apply for eVisa for 28 days stay, visa holders, must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports

USA

General Requirements

  1. DS-160 Online Visa Electronic Application
  2. Original Old and Valid Passport( 6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs picture 2×2  colored with white Background
  4. Proof of Funds (Original passbook with bank certificate, Original 6 months Bank Statement, Time Deposit Certificate(if any) and 3 months credit card Billing Statement)
  5. Proof of Assets (Original Land Title Certificate, Car Registration and any property documents)
  6. PSA Marriage Certificate (If traveling with spouse)
  7. PSA Birth Certificate(If traveling with Family)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2.  Approved leave of absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration
  3. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of Registration Form

IF RETIREE:

  1. Retirement Documents or Copy of Senior Citizen I.D

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
    3. Proof of Relationship
United Kingdom

General Requirements

  1. Original valid passport
  2. 2 passport size colored with white background
  3. Completed online  application form  
  4. Latest Income Tax Return 
  5. Bank Certificate, last 6 months bank statement and last 6 months credit card statement 
  6. PSA Birth Certificate
  7. PSA Marriage Certificate – for married) 
  8. Proof of assets such as; Land Title, Car Registration, or any property documents
  9. Previous passports (within 10 years) 

– All documents submitted should be original and with one (1) set of photocopy. 

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Employment Certificate
  2. Approved Leave of Absence
  3. Last 6 months payslips

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Business documents such as; Mayor’s Permit, DTI/SEC

IF STUDENT:

  1. Proof of Enrollment and School Certificate

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Copy of Pension
Schengen Countries

General Requirements

  1. Schengen Application Form (A4 Size)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs 2×2 size colored with white background
  4. Cover letter stating the purpose of visit and Itinerary
  5. Flight Booking
  6. Proof of accomodation
  7. Travel Insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000 Euro coverage entire Schengen Area
  8. Proof of sufficient Financial means  (Bank Certificate, Bank Statement and Passbook)
  9.  Day to day itinerary with transfers
  10. Copy of credit card (just the front), land title, car registration (if applicable)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment showing Date Hired, Position, Compensation.
  2. Approved Certificate of Leave of Absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Full Copy of SEC
  2. Copy of Financial Statement
  3. Copy of General Information Sheet (GIS)

IF STUDENT:

  1. Proof of Enrollment and School Certificate

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Copy of Pension
New Zealand

General Requirements

  1. Original, valid and old passports
  2. 2 pcs passport size pictures, colored with white background
  3. Photocopy of Income Tax Return
  4. Original bank certificate
  5. Original latest 6 months bank statement

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Original approved leave of absence

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID

IF INVITED:

  1. Invitation letter if invited
  2. Copy of passport with visa of inviter
South Korea

General Requirements

  1. Application Form
  2. 1 pc. Passport size colored picture
  3. Passport Original(6 months Valid)
  4. Copy of Passport First Page
  5. Original & copy of valid visa and arrival stamps
  6. Original Bank Certificate
  7. Original Bank Statement 
  8. Copy of Income Tax Return
  9. Copy of PRC or IBP Card (If applicable only)
  10. Birth Certificate (If traveling with family)
  11. Marriage Certificate (If traveling with spouse)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID

IF RETIREE:

  1. Retirement Documents or Copy of Senior Citizen I.D

If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter & Copy of Inviter’s Passport

If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation letter & Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

Japan

General Requirements

  1. Application Form (A4 Size)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs Picture 2×2 size colored with white background
  4. Latest Income Tax Return
  5. Original Bank Certificate
  6. PSA Authenticated Birth Certificate (Issued within a year)
  7. PSA Marriage Contract (Issued within a year, if married)
  8. Authorization Letter (for Visa Filling and Pick-up)
  9. Daily Schedule in Japan
  10. Original Letter of guarantee with passport copy of sponsor (If the applicant sponsor by other person)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Photocopy of School I.D
  2. Original Affidavit of Support of parents/Guardian

IF RETIREE:

    1. Copy of Senior Card or Retirement Documents
    2. Original Marriage Certificate (if traveling w/ Spouse)
    3. Affidavit of Support if Senior is dependent.
China

General Requirements

  1. Application Form (Form V.2013A)
  2. Old and Valid Passport (6 months Valid)
  3. 2 pcs passport size colored with white background
  4. Flight Booking
  5. Hotel Voucher

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Copy of Company I.D

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy  DTI or SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School I.D

IF RETIREE:

  1. Copy of Senior Citizen I.D or Retirement Documents

IF SPONSORED:

  1. Sponsorship Letter of Affidavit of Support
  2. Marriage Certificate for Spouse
  3. Birth Certificate for Children
Canada

General Requirements

  1. Completed Filled out set of Application Form
  2. Original Old and Valid Passport
  3. 2 pcs Passport size colored w/ white background
  4. Bank Certificate
  5. Copy of Income Tax Return
  6. Original PSA Birth Certificate
  7. Original PSA Marriage Certificate

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy  DTI and SEC Registration

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter from Canada
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
Australia

General Requirements

  1. Application Form ( Form 1419 and Form 956)
  2. 2pcs Passport size w/ with background
  3. Copy of Passport (6 months Valid)
  4. Proof of Funds (Original passbook with bank certificate, Original 3 months Bank Statement, Time Deposit Certificate (if any) and 3 months credit card Billing Statement)
  5. Proof of Assets (Original Land Title Certificate, Car Registration and any property documents)
  6. PSA Marriage Certificate (If traveling with Spouse)
  7. PSA Birth Certificate (If traveling with Family)
  8. Copy of PRC or IBP I.D (If applicable only)

Specific Requirements

IF EMPLOYED:

  1. Original Certificate of Employment
  2. Approved leave of Absence
  3. Copy of Company I.D.
  4. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF BUSINESS:

  1. Copy Business or Mayor’s Permit
  2. Copy DTI or SEC Registration
  3. Copy of Income Tax Return

IF STUDENT:

  1. Original School Certificate
  2. Copy of School ID
  3. Copy of Registration Form

IF RETIREE:

  1. Copy of Senior Citizen ID
  2. Retirement Certificate for early retiree.

IF INVITED:

    1. Invitation Letter
    2. Copy of Sponsors Passport
    3. Proof of Relationship
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