Three kids have student visas valid until January 2008. If you ask me, I wouldn't even know visas are needed in the Philippines. December 2007, the kids--who had been studying at Brent in Laguna--are to go back to their country for Christmas break. But the immigration officer demands P2000 from each of the gradeschoolers for an "invalid visa"; he says the visas had to come with the receipts.
Tell me, have you ever seen a passport with receipts stapled to it?
One of the kids' mom comes to the rescue and asks an airline staff to talk to the immigration officer. It is, after all, a twisted reason. And guess what, the immigration officer agrees to accept $200 for all three kids.
Christmas. Money. Corruption.
Only in the Philippines.