The number of days to get that notarization: Ten working days, with a fee of 100 dhs (US).The amount won’t hurt much but the nuissance of going to the embassy and waiting for that ten working days is not a joke.
Take a look at the two houses below (which sit side by side in a Boston suburb).
The one painted all white really obscures the wonderful detail that was so important in this period.
Even after paints started being mass produced in the second half of the 19th century, exterior colors still favored earth tones such as ochres, various shades of green, browns, and deep reds.
Roger Moss' book on historic colors captures this well.
If the Philippine government is serious in preventing entry of would be unfortunate victims of human trafficking, I suggest they start cracking down on employment agencies shrouded with lies – sending women abroad, promising them good jobs while they end up as slaves in the Middle East, some going back home in wooden boxes. He/she charges triple the amount at 300 dhs (US$81) but guarantees that you won’t have to be absent from your work, queue outside the embassy at dawn to submit your documents and queue again to get it after ten working days. So what if a real human trafficker hires the efficient service of THE FIXER? ***** UPDATE: Unjustified offloading of Filipino travelers to Dubai have been getting attention in the UAE lately, as posted in UAE newspaper Gulf News.
Please read my recent blog post about this as there is information as to where to file your complaints if you have been victimized by corrupt airport officials.
Oh, I get it, additional income stream for the Philippine government.
Then just take the money and spare the people suffering outside your embassy gates hours before you even open. Please let’s not start with the debate that it’s with a good intention – to curb “human trafficking” that’s why the visa sponsor has to make a at the consulate office. In all this circus, I heard there’s this miracle person called “THE FIXER”. * This new rule was reported in one of the UAE newspapers, Khaleej Times last September 20, 1010.
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Common exterior colors were reds, yellows, and greens.