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Tourists visit Pha That Luang, a golden Buddhist stupa, that is considered to be Laos' most sacred monument, in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 02 November 2012. The Laos capital hosts the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) 9 summit with leaders to meet in the convention center on 05 and 06 November. ASEM is a 52-member group that includes 30 European countries, the European Commission and European Council on one side and 17 Asian countries, the ASEAN Secretariat, Australia and New Zealand on the other. This summit will see Norway, Switzerland, and Bangladesh joining the group. EPA/BARBARA WALTON

Countries Pinoys can visit without a visa

It’s more fun in the Philippines, but amid good economic news, many

Filipinos are traveling abroad both for business and leisure. Japan has

recently allowed multiple-entry visas for Filipino citizens. South Korea

is also reportedly mulling improving visa requirements for Pinoys.
But did you know that as of June 30, 2013, Filipinos can go to at least 25 other countries without having to worry about visas?


is according to an “unofficial” and “indicative” list the Department of

Foreign Affairs made available to Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Filipinos have

however been told to always check with embassies or consulates when

making travel plans, as visa policies change from time to time. (Text by

Kim Patria)