British Pound to Philippine Peso

Exchange Rate: British to Philippines – GBP to PHP.

UK-English Pound to Philippine Peso, Currency Conversion Table.

The same rates apply to the Scottish Pound, as the Scottish Pound is tied to the Pound Sterling.

This may change if Scotland gains independence. heraldscotland.com

Banknotes of Scotland are the banknotes of the pound sterling that are issued by three Scottish retail banks and in circulation in Scotland.

Philippines reopening to tourism 10 Feb 2022.

Philippines reopening to tourism.

On 28 January 2022, the Philippine government confirmed that visitors will be permitted to enter the Philippines again from the 10th February 2022.

Philippine Quarantine requirement changes:

Foreign tourists from the countries that have visa-free entry to the Philippines, and who are vaccinated and test negative for Covid-19, will not need to quarantine from 10th February 2022.

Returning Filipinos, that are vaccinated and who test negative for Covid-19, will not need to quarantine from 1st February 2022.

Visa Free Nationalities:
List of countries allowed a 30 day visa free entry: https://dfa.gov.ph

Cost of the 13a Marriage Visa

13a Visa For Foreigners Married to A Filipino Citizen.

Current cost for the “Probationary 13a” and the “13a Amended to Permanent” visas are:

Php 8,620.00 Principal
Php 8,620.00 Dep-Spouse
Php 8,370.00 Dep-B16
Php 7,870.00 Dep-B14
plus $50 for the ACR-I card for each visa.

I have read that there may be other fees and ancillary expenses which might come to around 22,000PHP.

So, including those other costs, for a single applicant this might total about 30,000PHP +US$50. (US$650 or A$900 or GBP490).

I assume that these fees apply individually to both the “Probationary 13a” and the “13a Amended to Permanent visa” applications.

The cost shown at the Philippine consulate in Australia is currently shown as A$270 for the 13a.
https://sydneypcg.dfa.gov.ph/notices/schedule-of-fees

The cost shown at the Philippine consulate in Norway is currently shown as NOK 1,350 (US$151, A$210, GBP114).
https://www.philembassy.no/consular-services/schedule-of-fees-price-list

The cost shown at the Philippine consulate in New York, USA is currently shown as $150 for the 13a.
https://newyorkpcg.org/pcgny/consular-services/schedule-of-fees/

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Renewing Visas During COVID

Renewing a Philippine  Visa during COVID.

To renew your visa, please contact the Philippines Bureau of Immigration directly for advice and to make an appointment to correct any outstanding visa issues. You must wear a facemask and exercise social distancing during your visit to an immigration office.

Foreigners who overstayed for less than six months can still pay their visa overstay fees at the airport.

For foreign nationals who have overstayed for more than 6 months, process are as follows:

  • apply for visa extension at nearest BI satellite office,
  • all applications for visa extension are referred to BI Manila; process can take more than a month,
  • visa fees and penalties must be paid,
  • exit clearance certificate (ECC) is required.

For foreign nationals who have overstayed for 3 year or more (see 8.2 for more details):

  • apply for visa extension at nearest BI satellite office,
  • all applications for visa extension are referred to BI Manila; process can take 2 to 3 months or more,
  • visa fees and penalties must be paid,
  • exit clearance certificate (ECC) is required,
  • you will be issued with “order to leave” and is given a timeframe to depart the Philippines.

The above is shown at the Philippines Embassy in Australia, but should be similar for other countries too.

Chinese Sinovac Covid Vaccine

News reports on the Chinese Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine.

28 Feb 2021
Philippines receives Chinese vaccine (Sinovac), but Duterte prefers another brand…
www.reuters.com

11 April 2021
Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates”, said Gao Fu, the director of the China Centers for Disease Control.
Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses in other countries.
www.aljazeera.com

11 April 2021
A COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac was found to have an efficacy rate of slightly above 50% in Brazilian clinical trials.
www.reuters.com

By comparison, the vaccine made by Pfizer-BioNTech has been found to be 97-percent effective.

Efficacy Rates from Yale Medicine.

www.yalemedicine.org

Overall all risks.

95.0% Pfizer-BioNTech
94.1% Moderna

Against risk of symptomatic disease.

96.4% Novavax
76.0% Oxford-AstraZeneca
72.0% Johnson & Johnson
?% Pfizer-BioNTech
?% Moderna

Against risk of Severe Disease.

100% Oxford-AstraZeneca
100% Novavax
86.0% Johnson & Johnson
?% Pfizer-BioNTech
?% Moderna

Moderna: 94.1% effective at preventing symptomatic infection. 86.4% for people ages 65 and older.

Johnson & Johnson: 72% overall efficacy and 86% efficacy against severe disease.

Oxford-AstraZeneca: 76% effective at reducing the risk of symptomatic disease, and 100% against severe disease. 85% effective in preventing COVID-19 in people over 65.

Novavax: 96.4% efficacy in reducing mild and moderate disease, 100% against severe disease from the original strain of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Statistics Philippines October 2020

Statistics for COVID-19 Coronavirus in Philippines

The first recorded case in the Philippines was on 29 January 2020.

By the end of October there had been 380,729 reported cases, and 7,221 reported deaths.

Reported COVID-19 Cases in the Philippines

October reported 69,035 cases, a daily average of 2,227.

August 2020 was the worst month for reported cases, with 127,427 cases, a daily average of 4,111.

Reported COVID-19 Deaths in the Philippines

October reported 1,717 deaths, a daily average of 55.

September was the worst month for reported deaths, with 1,946 deaths, a daily average of 65.

2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus Statistics – Philippines.

Reported Cases for each Month

Date Monthly Cases Daily ave Cumulative
Oct 69,035 2,227 380,729
Sep 90,913 3,030 311,694
Aug 127,427 4,111 220,781
Jul 55,840 1,801 93,354
Jun 19,428 648 37,514
May 9,598 310 18,086
Apr 6,942 231 8,488
Mar 1,543 50 1,546
Feb 3 0 3

Reported Deaths for each Month

Date Deaths in Month Daily ave Cumulative
Oct 1,717 55 7,221
Sep 1,946 65 5,504
Aug 1,535 50 3,558
Jul 757 24 2,023
Jun 309 10 1,266
May 389 13 957
Apr 490 16 568
Mar 77 2 78
Feb 1 0 1

Daily October 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus Cases in the Philippines.

Date Daily Cases 7 day ave Cumulative
31/10/20 1,803 1,846 380,729
30/10/20 1,999 1,875 378,926
29/10/20 1,747 1,864 376,927
28/10/20 2,036 1,848 375,180
27/10/20 1,524 1,767 373,144
26/10/20 1,592 1,784 371,620
25/10/20 2,223 1,916 370,028
24/10/20 2,006 1,924 367,805
23/10/20 1,923 2,007 365,799
22/10/20 1,633 2,181 363,876
21/10/20 1,468 2,258 362,243
20/10/20 1,640 2,307 360,775
19/10/20 2,517 2,345 359,135
18/10/20 2,280 2,468 356,618
17/10/20 2,588 2,500 354,338
16/10/20 3,139 2,426 351,750
15/10/20 2,174 2,392 348,611
14/10/20 1,811 2,400 346,437
13/10/20 1,903 2,542 344,626
12/10/20 3,382 2,566 342,723
11/10/20 2,502 2,410 339,341
10/10/20 2,069 2,501 336,839
09/10/20 2,901 2,585 334,770
08/10/20 2,232 2,541 331,869
07/10/20 2,804 2,563 329,637
06/10/20 2,071 2,504 326,833
05/10/20 2,291 2,496 324,762
04/10/20 3,141 2,606 322,471
03/10/20 2,652 2,582 319,330
02/10/20 2,599 2,596 316,678
01/10/20 2,385 2,475 314,079

Daily October 2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus Deaths in the Philippines.

Date Daily Deaths 7 day ave Cumulative
31/10/20 36 41 7,221
30/10/20 38 39 7,185
29/10/20 33 52 7,147
28/10/20 61 52 7,114
27/10/20 14 52 7,053
26/10/20 62 52 7,039
25/10/20 43 46 6,977
24/10/20 19 47 6,934
23/10/20 132 55 6,915
22/10/20 36 41 6,783
21/10/20 57 43 6,747
20/10/20 17 46 6,690
19/10/20 21 49 6,673
18/10/20 49 47 6,652
17/10/20 72 52 6,603
16/10/20 34 54 6,531
15/10/20 50 61 6,497
14/10/20 76 75 6,447
13/10/20 39 72 6,371
12/10/20 11 70 6,332
11/10/20 83 78 6,321
10/10/20 86 80 6,238
09/10/20 83 77 6,152
08/10/20 144 72 6,069
07/10/20 60 60 5,925
06/10/20 25 60 5,865
05/10/20 64 66 5,840
04/10/20 98 62 5,776
03/10/20 62 56 5,678
02/10/20 54 60 5,616
01/10/20 58 62 5,562