Welcome Respite for the Philippines…
DISCLOSURE: Please refer to the website of the U.S. Embassy in Manila for official statement on this issue.
Washington, D.C. – The State Department today announced a life-changing new policy for Filipinos. Visas will no longer be required to travel to the United States. The policy to take the Philippines off the list of countries whose citizens are required to obtain visas for travel to the U.S. is effective immediately.
The new policy comes on the heels of a recent survey showing that an overwhelming majority of Filipinos have a favorable view of the United States. The Philippines ranked first in a global survey on the image of the United States worldwide, beating even the U.S. itself when it comes to a favorable view on the American people.
According to the 2013 Global Attitudes Project of the Pew Research Center in Washington DC, the Philippines got an 85…
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