You know how it is with Filipinos, they only have to state something proudly about themselves and in their pea-sized brains they stubbornly believe it to be true. At the BI in Davao they have a huge sign on the wall boasting about their integrity and professionalism, and whilst you sit there for hours waiting to get your passport stamped you get to witness just how unprofessional and stupid every single one of their staff are.
I’ve seen some asleep at their desks. If somebody brings food in everybody stops work. Everybody will stop what they’re doing to reply to texts. You have to adhere to their no sandals and shorts policy whilst the scruffy bastards get to turn up in jeans, trainers and baseball caps. I’ve seen plenty of foreigners complaining there, usually about the waiting times. The “professional” BI’s answer to this is to just take even longer, usually by putting that person’s application to the bottom of the pile. Petty little children.
Here’s a few pictures of the idiots at their christmas party, celebrating outside the entrance, courtesy of their facebook page. Bare in mind this is a few months after a foreigner managed to escape from the holding cells whilst they threw a children’s birthday party inside the building. They were so noisy they didn’t hear him sawing through the bars.
And this is actually one of their top officials. Just what the fuck is this clown wearing?
Just another day at the office.
Another party with tacky decorations.
I once talked with one of their top officials and asked if he had ever been outside the Philippines. He hadn’t, and I guess none of them have. If they had they may have had a chance to visit government offices in other countries and get to see what real professionalism is.