Yes it’s me again with receipts. Just found out that even computers can’t be trusted here. Me myself I work as programmer, so when I noticed this glitch I had to double check it several times, even created Excel spreadsheet to do calculation for me. And it’s still the same, horrorful truth – filipino computer at BI office can’t do basic math like summing up several values.
Actually it was double scam. Back in august I was too busy with my work so my mother went to BI together with my friend. They both have basic english level, so it goes alright when it’s normal operation, but this time they were tricked into some shit. There was some “IMPOTENT MITING BA” at bureau of immigration so officer on duty transfered them to next floor to extend their visas. Apparently there’s no BI office, but instead they have NBI there. So they were finger-printed, paid some 150 pesos each (with official receipt not stating what it was paid for though), and were told that visa is valid for one more month. Or so my friend understood them. Anyway, no sticker in their passports whatsoever. So when I heard about it I realised it’s sort of scam, wasn’t able to get how pinoy could get profit here but some regular stupidness could be noticed without any binoculars.
I went to BI together with my mom and of course she was charged with overstaying penalty (500 for 1 month) and plus 500 more for “MOSHON SA REKONSERASHON BA”. You all know they just love these extra fees, right? I imagine there’s some special department which only work is to compose new random titles for additional fees. So she paid that amount, extended with sticker and off we went. And my friend came there later alone and here’s what he was given.
Here’s some payment slip with total amount due 6025, while actual sum of all the fees is 7605 and then there’s also handwritten “total” of 9525. He said that after filipino printer spit out this shit after filipino computer generated this shit there was some other shitty filipino officer who used his ballpen to state correct amount due. Shit! Good thing friend didn’t pay this, and we’ll have to investigate this nonsense later, but for all of you it’s just one more warning, always be alert in this 24/7 circus around.Published in