A friend of mine, for reasons that elude me, has decided to form a partnership and open a bar/resto. He is American married to a Filipina, his partner is European, and not married to a girlfriend. I understand that the partnership and business cannot be in their names, but could be put in the wife/gf names. They went to Dumaguete DTI to register the business name, and were told they had to go to Cebu to do it. They asked my wife to help them facilitate this, but it has been many years since we have been into this type of situation, so she is at a loss, and I am not far behind.
Has anyone done something like this recently? Words of advice? Comments, positive or negative are welcome.
Problem is most examples are anecdotal and statistics can be manipulated. I look at the overall justice system. I don’t think it is even questioned the justice system is screwed. Courts, Law Enforcement, etc...
My vote is overall unsafe. 10% less safe or 10% more safe doesn’t help when the entire system is a basket case.
Toss out some random curiosities:
One payment and everything is approved like one official told me in another office. We can expedite with a package deal. One price. (Fees plus xxxxx php).
What if you quit an approved profession?
Can’t danger be related to personal circumstances unrelated to profession?
Why not either most people allowed or most people not allowed a permit? At least that speaks to a clear ideology about permits, no?
Training will be done in the same area where they now train motorcycle, car, & truck divers,
Safety? Don't need no stinking safety - same as headlight never - use'em.
Smokey is right about the permits - imagine how many if foreigners were allowed/
One for each municipality you wanted to pass through?