Prior to leaving for the Philippines a little checklist of things to do is always helpful.
Documentation such as:
As well as establishing the means by which to access your funds in the Philippines such as:
Wire transfers from your home country bank that can be accomplished on line
Pre-paid credit card loadable on line for use in the Philippines
With the advent of Facta rules and regulations, Philippines banks have become much tougher to deal with when trying to open an account, especially for those here on a tourist visa.
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