By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files
What I’m relating is not a life-and-death matter but it shows why we are lagging behind with some of our Southeast Asian neighbors.
When the Jetstar plane I took from Singapore touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport about 10 in the morning yesterday, I realized I haven’t filled up the Immigration and Customs Declaration forms that are usually distributed on the plane. I asked fellow passengers if the flight stewardess had distributed the forms while many of us were asleep and they replied, “None.”
When we got to the area before the Immigration Counter, we were told the forms were on the stands on both side of the room occupied by passengers dutifully filling up the form.
We asked for the Customs Declaration forms that usually go with the Immigration Forms. The lady in the Assistance Counter told us to get them at the Customs area.
While we were retrieving our luggage from the carousel, a guy was going around distributing the CustomsRead More »from Will PH be ready for Asean 2015 when we can’t do simple things right