The world’s poorest traveler, who can’t get a visa, can’t buy a house, and doesn’t know where he lives
Philippines poor traveler vidan, a 21-year-old with no education, says he is still trying to get his visa after he was denied a visa for the Philippines because of his family.
He said he was trying to find his apartment in the capital Manila when he got a call from the consulate in his home province of Cebu City, asking him if he needed a visa to enter the country.
Vidan was given a provisional visa that was revoked because of a family connection.
It was a situation he was unfamiliar with, but he was given another provisional visa and was allowed to leave the country for the first time on Jan. 1.
Vidan, who has a 3-year old son and a 3 1/2-year anniversary to celebrate his birthday, said he is not sure where he is currently living and what his family is doing in the Philippines.
I have been living with my parents in Cebucos capital city of Quezon City for the last three years, but my parents do not have an official residence permit, so they cannot stay in the country, he said.
We have to go to a temporary place because my parents are working as temporary workers and they cannot leave the Philippines until they are allowed to.
He said his parents have not been able to find a permanent residence permit and were unable to apply for a permanent visa in the last two years.
At this point, we are still trying for a temporary visa for two more years to be able to stay in this country.
Vidal said he did not know where his mother lives, but they have been given a temporary residence permit.
Our government told us that we will get a temporary permit for three years to leave our country.
But if we do not get the permanent visa, we cannot go anywhere.
I have a three-year birthday coming up, so I need to be there to celebrate it.
He asked the government for more time to prepare.
Vidian said he does not know if he will be able in his next trip because his mother has not yet received a temporary residency permit.
Vivan said he can’t afford to buy a new home because his parents do a lot of manual labor, so he is trying to stay as close as possible to his family and get a job.
There is no way I can stay at home because my father has been working.
I don’t have enough money to buy my own home, he added.
This year, his father was on the job of cleaning houses in Cagayan de Oro city, Quezon, where he earns a monthly salary of P1,700.
For Vidal, his job is not enough.
My dad does not earn enough to buy me a house.
As he said, it is a tough time.
He added that he does have an income from his job, but his parents are not able to afford to pay him a salary.
To help him with his rent and living expenses, he has applied for government-run loans.
But because of the limited availability of money, his loan application was rejected.
He has not been given an alternative, he explained.
He said his family has been trying to obtain a visa since he was first allowed to enter because they were worried that they would be arrested for trying to enter illegally.
He has been living in a hostel in Manila for two years, where the residents are mostly Filipino.
They do not know how long they can stay in Manila, he lamented.
A friend of his, who is a university student, who was allowed entry after his visa was revoked, said Vidal is living on a one-room room, where there are no bathrooms and he does need to use a shower, but the water supply is unreliable and the electricity supply is also unreliable.
They are trying to convince the Philippine government to allow them to stay there.
The Philippines government said the government was working to improve the visa process, but some of the country’s poorest citizens, such as Vidal and his mother, are struggling.
With no way to secure a visa or a work permit, they are not even sure where they will live, they said.
The Philippines is not the only country where a lack of resources can result in people unable to live their lives according to their circumstances.
The Philippines has one of the world’s highest murder rates, with a murder rate that exceeds the global average.
The country is also one of Asia’s poorest, ranking just behind Bangladesh and Cambodia.
Despite a high murder rate, the country still has a highly developed economy, which is the source of much of its income.
Inflation is high, and most Filipinos are still poor.