Lots of Filipinos were delighted when several Asian countries declared a no visa policy in order to travel but more were ecstatic when news that US has supposedly waived the visa requirement for Filipinos as well. This rumor spread so fast and many thought it was true. However, the Philippine embassy in Washington D.C. posted a statement on its website on Wednesday denying any truth to such news.
A portion of the statement says, “The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines would like to inform the public that there is no truth to what appears to be an online news report that the United States has announced a ‘no visa’ policy for Filipinos. The Embassy has been in touch with the US Department of State, which has denied making such an announcement.”
Apparently, the article was only a satire and not for real. The article was published by Adobo Chronicles, a website that has specializes in satirical writing.
According to the Adobo Chronicles’ article, waiving of the visa policy is a result of making the U.S. look really in a survey done by the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C. for the 2013 Global Attitudes Project. The survey question that Filipinos were asked was “Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of the US?” Philippines got 85%, the highest score.
So, the no visa policy in the U.S. is not true. Filipinos who want to go there still have to go through the meticulous visa application and screening.
Before believing any news, better check the reliability of the sources first. Take note, Adobo Chronicles’s articles are simply for your entertainment.