However, there are many countries that allow either Filipinos to travel there visa-free, or it’s easy to get a visa.Many of these are not nice countries, but there are a few good ones out there.by Wan Dan Liao, Straight Times SINGAPORE - After news broke that twenty-seven Banglas were arrested for terrorism related offences, scores of Pinoy maids gathered at Lucky Plaza for an emergency townhall meeting.It is unclear what exactly transpired during the meeting but ST sources revealed that the maids were debating a total boycott of Bangladeshi boyfriends in Singapore."I love my bangla boyfriend, he make me happy every weekend, but since my fellow maids say we must breakup or lose our jobs, I follow their idea. Maybe time to find China or Indian boyfriend." At around 7pm, spokesperson for the Pinoy Maid Association Singapore (PMAS) told ST that almost 800 pinoy maids have pledged to break up with their Bangla boyfriends with immediate effect.They believe it is in their best interest to disassociate themselves with Bangladeshi workers to safeguard their employment status in Singapore and the security of Singapore.As the entire Singapore cheered Joseph Schooling for getting the country's first Olympic gold in 51 years, Yolanda "Yolly" Pascual was shedding tears of joy for her "son." Pascual, a Filipina nanny in Singapore, has been working with the Schoolings for 19 years now. "When I miss him, I read our messages (on the phone). FROM ' WATERBOY' TO CHAMPION Pascual also gave a rare glimpse of Schooling's transition from being a Michael Phelps fan to becoming an Olympic champ.These days, she is the popular "Auntie Yolly," whose dedication and care for Joseph inspired many. READ: Young Schooling with his boyhood idol Phelps "He'll always say ' I want to be No. I remember once we were watching (Michael) Phelps on TV, he told me he wanted to be there and be like him, and I knew he could do it," Pascual was quoted as saying.
During Schooling's lowest days, Pascual was there too.
I was jumping and crying after he won," Pascual told Sunday Times, according to a report by Singapore's Straits Times. In a 2015 interview with the now Olympic medalist Schooling, he named Pascual as his second mom. She's the one who always takes care of me at home, cooks for me," said Schooling during a campaign by telecommunications firm Singtel. I don't think I could have [other] second mom or nanny by my side," Schooling added.
Pascual said while Schooling had "very strong will," she also witnessed how the athlete made tough choices in his quest to win.
It took some doing to arrange the timing of the flights, but we had a nice trip.
Unfortunately, it’s not easy for Filipinos to travel to most countries.