The Winning Image: Personality Development Workshop

/ March 02, 2017
Learn how to enhance your image and personality from one of the country's best speakers on personality development. 

"The Winning Image" is a great workshop for every woman who wants to carry herself with poise and attract the right opportunities to boost her career, or meet more clients for her business.


Course Outline

You Are the Message - Creating an Impressive First Impression
The Power of Personal Marketing
Power Dressing
Poise and Posture
Non-Verbal Communication
Business Etiquette (Dining and Social Graces)
Confidence Builder
The Winner's Image

Speaker’s Profile

LEIZEL GUTIERREZ RABINO - OBUGA

Affiliate member, Association of Image Consultants International
Director of MSI Model Management and Development Center - the first and only personality development and professional modeling school in Laguna since 2001
Certificate Holder - “The Polished Professional” course at Gloria Starr Global Success Strategies, North Carolina USA
Former Model Agent and Trainer at Calcarries Model International
Former instructor at John Robert Powers on Visual Poise
Former ramp model mentored by Joey Espino Jr. - owner of Calcarries Model International and Runway Productions, the organizers and exclusive franchisee of Ford Supermodel of the World, Philippines
Member, San Pedro Tourism and Cultural Affairs Council
Graduate of short course on Negotiation Skills at Ateneo Graduate School, Makati
Appeared in the 700 Club Asia as speaker for Power Dressing
Corporate Trainer, Event Organizer and Fashion Show Director 


Event Details

Activity Title: “The Winning Image” Personality Development Workshop
Activity DateMarch 11, 2017
Venue: Ortigas Foundation Library, 2nd Floor Ortigas Building Pasig
Seminar Hours: 9am- 5pm
Seminar Fee: Regular Rate: P3,000         
Group Rate: P2,700   2 or more participants
Inclusions: 
7 - hour learning session
Certificate of participation
Handouts
Lunch and Snacks

Reservation

1.  Register your contact information at http://bit.ly/TheWinningImageRegistration.
2.  Pay the corresponding fee via PayPal, or bank deposit.
As soon as deposit is made, email your deposit slip to: goupeventsmanila@gmail.com indicating your company name and name of attendees.
3. Organizer will send a confirmation email to acknowledge your payment.
4. Registration closes on March 8, 2017.

Payment Details

1. Go Up Events Via PayPal:
PayPal.Me/JonahChipeco
2. BDO Deposit
Account Name: PMCM Events Management
Account number: 1438-011-727
Contact us
For inquiries please email pmcm.events@gmail.com or contact 0915-178-0688 / 501-0029 and ask for ongoing discount promos. Registration ends on March 8, 2017. 


Event Sponsors:

MSI Model Management and Development Center, David’s Salon, Black Beauty Philippines,
Zen Zest, Luxent Hotel, Skin White

Marketing Partners:

PMCM Events Management, Tag 77

Organizers:

Go Up Events Management, Sayonato Branded Bags for Less Philippines
For more information about the event, visit https://thewinningimage.eventbrite.com/


Press Release by Go Up Events
Feature Image by Clem Onojeghuo 
Learn how to enhance your image and personality from one of the country's best speakers on personality development. 

"The Winning Image" is a great workshop for every woman who wants to carry herself with poise and attract the right opportunities to boost her career, or meet more clients for her business.


Course Outline

You Are the Message - Creating an Impressive First Impression
The Power of Personal Marketing
Power Dressing
Poise and Posture
Non-Verbal Communication
Business Etiquette (Dining and Social Graces)
Confidence Builder
The Winner's Image

Speaker’s Profile

LEIZEL GUTIERREZ RABINO - OBUGA

Affiliate member, Association of Image Consultants International
Director of MSI Model Management and Development Center - the first and only personality development and professional modeling school in Laguna since 2001
Certificate Holder - “The Polished Professional” course at Gloria Starr Global Success Strategies, North Carolina USA
Former Model Agent and Trainer at Calcarries Model International
Former instructor at John Robert Powers on Visual Poise
Former ramp model mentored by Joey Espino Jr. - owner of Calcarries Model International and Runway Productions, the organizers and exclusive franchisee of Ford Supermodel of the World, Philippines
Member, San Pedro Tourism and Cultural Affairs Council
Graduate of short course on Negotiation Skills at Ateneo Graduate School, Makati
Appeared in the 700 Club Asia as speaker for Power Dressing
Corporate Trainer, Event Organizer and Fashion Show Director 


Event Details

Activity Title: “The Winning Image” Personality Development Workshop
Activity DateMarch 11, 2017
Venue: Ortigas Foundation Library, 2nd Floor Ortigas Building Pasig
Seminar Hours: 9am- 5pm
Seminar Fee: Regular Rate: P3,000         
Group Rate: P2,700   2 or more participants
Inclusions: 
7 - hour learning session
Certificate of participation
Handouts
Lunch and Snacks

Reservation

1.  Register your contact information at http://bit.ly/TheWinningImageRegistration.
2.  Pay the corresponding fee via PayPal, or bank deposit.
As soon as deposit is made, email your deposit slip to: goupeventsmanila@gmail.com indicating your company name and name of attendees.
3. Organizer will send a confirmation email to acknowledge your payment.
4. Registration closes on March 8, 2017.

Payment Details

1. Go Up Events Via PayPal:
PayPal.Me/JonahChipeco
2. BDO Deposit
Account Name: PMCM Events Management
Account number: 1438-011-727
Contact us
For inquiries please email pmcm.events@gmail.com or contact 0915-178-0688 / 501-0029 and ask for ongoing discount promos. Registration ends on March 8, 2017. 


Event Sponsors:

MSI Model Management and Development Center, David’s Salon, Black Beauty Philippines,
Zen Zest, Luxent Hotel, Skin White

Marketing Partners:

PMCM Events Management, Tag 77

Organizers:

Go Up Events Management, Sayonato Branded Bags for Less Philippines
For more information about the event, visit https://thewinningimage.eventbrite.com/


Press Release by Go Up Events
Feature Image by Clem Onojeghuo 
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Truth be told, it was my first time to try Pad Thai at a bloggers event in BKK Express, Uptown Mall, BGC. 

BKK Express, the latest addition to the growing chains of Cabalen Group of Restaurants, serves authentic, affordable Thai dishes on the go. It imports ingredients from Bangkok and has its own Thai Chef to do the cooking.

About Pad Thai

Among BKK Express menu selection is the Pad Thai, Thailand’s national dish that’s made with rice noodles, stir-fried with eggs and tofu, and flavored with tamarind, fish sauce, dried shrimp, garlic, chili pepper, palm sugar and peanuts. It is said to be made popular by Prime Minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram to cultivate national identity.

For many years, I had stereotyped Pad Thai as overly spicy, unexciting dish, hence, the utter disregard. But Pad Thai is different from what I thought. It is a harmonious blend of spicy, salty, sweet and sour ingredients. The flavor is well-balanced; it is equally satisfying to the eye, nose and palate. It’s not dull as it has variants—with crab meat, tofu, chicken, pork, vegetable, mussel, prawn, etc...

BKK Express’ Pad Thai definitely got me hooked. A few days later, I was eager to have more in Phuket. Thankfully, the ones I tried in Thailand and the Pad Thai in BKK Express are on a par!

Prawn Pad Thai servings for 60 Baht each

What we could learn from Pad Thai

My misconception of Thai food deprived me of the world’s 5th most delicious food for 29 years. If I relate this to love, I’d say stereotyping hinders us from getting to know a wonderful individual or ruins the "chance" of a good relationship before it even starts. Perhaps we can be more aware of our own stereotypes and move beyond to a better “judgment”?

Parting Words

I’m leaving you with this final thought: Whether it’s Pad Thai or a relationship–the key is balance. For food or love to serve a useful purpose, the components should not be missing nor should they be lopsided. Don’t put too little; don’t put too much. Maintain balance!

[This article was originally posted on Travel Plus Magazine Philippines for its January 2017 Issue]

Do you like Pad Thai? What do you think is the key to a strong and lasting relationship? Let me hear your thoughts below! 


On March 30, 2017 from 10AM to 3PM, another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate will be launched in Davao this time with the collaboration between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (Distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology) headed by Jose Mari L. Yupangco and TAG Media and Public Relations headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas.

Just last month, January 31, 2017 at Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati, the first of its series for this year under Asia Leaders Forum has been launched with speakers that includes Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels, Robert L. Yupangco of Zoomanity Group, Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero "Butch" Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development among others. Attended also by representatives from SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld.

Mr. Yupangco talks about Zoomanity's Annual Tree Planting Program

The subject matter experts are trail blazers in their fields. Participation at Asia Leaders Forum will give you the competitive edge you need to beat the myriad of other real estate participants chasing deals. These experts will share with you their strategies. For this year of ASEAN 50th Anniversary and the chairmanship of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, all eyes are focus to the Philippines as the hosting country, it's time to showcase the skills of the Filipinos and the Philippines products and services. Asia Leaders Forum is just one way to promote the backbone of any organizations and our world class infrastructures and talents.

The objective of the forum is to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia and to share to participants the updates with regards to the real estate landscapes in the Philippines & beyond, technology & digital marketing and the government mandates and initiatives to improve the real estate sector in the country.


For more information, please contact grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381.


From time to time, we need to get away from the stress of daily life. My kind of escape is the one that reconnects me with nature and pampers me with good food. That is why I am a fan of glamping. 

Hotels promoting glamping or "glamorous camping" are plenty and accessible from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) or from nearby provinces like where I am from, Rizal. Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is among these splendid properties, where I got to experience glamping a week ago. 

Glamping is basically camping minus the inconveniences from uncomfortable bed/ blanket/ sleeping bag, tent set-up or location. When you glamp in a resort, you can sleep, eat and bath comfortably, as well as have the freedom to use all other resort’s amenities.  

Oh clouds!

Glamping at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort 

It was a rainy afternoon when I arrived at the resort. I was welcomed by the friendly security and was helped with my backpack by Grace, one of the resort's cheery staff. At the reception, which is a small room just near the huge entrance gate, I needed to fill out the check-in form and present my ID. Afterwards, I was escorted to my glamping tent that is a few minute walk from the reception.

During the short walk, I took the chance to ask Grace some questions about the resort and gladly she responded. I found out the resort's owner is the celebrity family, Prats. Yes. Sarah ang Munting Prinsesa a.k.a. Camille Prats, John Prats, their parents and other family members. The resort was built exclusively for family use but was opened to the public in 2015. I was also told Camille Prats held her wedding ceremony and reception in the resort the weekend before my stay. Wow! That explains the wedding packages I saw at the reception. The resort is actually ideal for big, intimate gatherings as such.

After the chit-chat, we arrived at my glamping tent. It's tent no. 3, good for 6 people, nested on an elevated deck with wooden balusters, and overlooks a refreshing view of Batangas mountains.

One of Nayomi Sanctuary Resort's elevated open decks where my glamping tent is beautifully situated

Inside My Glamping Tent

The bell tent is spacious, carpeted and in itself, glamorous. What you can see inside are: 3 double beds with 2 pillows each, wooden chest for storage, a huge stand fan, 3 power outlets, a night lamp, a door mat, blanket and towel for each guest, and a pole at the middle - definitely for support and not for pole dancing! The pole also holds a Dream Catcher that provides a dreamy touch inside the tent. 

Glamping beds at night

How's My Sleep?

I was able to sleep cozily inside my glamping tent despite the relatively lower temperature. Thanks to the snugly blanket! I skipped on the fan and slept to the sound of raindrops against the tent, some crickets and the wind rustling the leaves. These gentle noises sort of completed a campground experience. However, if you feel like you wouldn't be able to sleep to these sounds, bring ear plugs.

The Girl with the Muji Hat inside Nayomi Sanctuary Resort's glamping tent

The Bathroom

If you worry about where the bathroom is or whether you'd need to share the toilet with other guests, well worry not. Each glamping tent has a private comfort room that's a few steps away. The bathroom has a cold shower, toilet, and a mirror. There are no hair dryers nor toiletries provided. You need to bring your own. But if you happen to forget, you can request from the resort for a reasonable price. 

That's the clean, private bathroom just near the bell tent


The Resort Staff

My impression is that Nayomi Sanctuary Resort has the friendliest staff. From the security guard who welcomed me with full smile to the gardener who greeted me good morning when I was on my way to have my breakfast, down to the other staff I met and interacted with namely, Ms. Lhen and Ms. Pia. I felt really at home.

Photo Opp with Ms. Len Zara of Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

Activities to Try

Nayomi Sanctuary Resort promises to take all your worries away. It plans to do this by letting you "Eat, Sleep, Relax, Repeat". But of course, as I have mentioned earlier, when you are glamping at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, you have the freedom to use all the resorts amenities, which I did even when it was cold ad rainy!

I guess I was cold during this shot

Just relaxing!

In between my swims

The pool was even more inviting come night~

If you are feeling more active, you can try outdoor activities such as wake boarding, banana boat, fly fish, hike to Taal Volcano, visit to Marian Orchard. The resort has package for guests wanting this kind of adventure. 

Other activities to try at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

The Food

Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is a Filipino food haven. If you are hosting foreign friends or simply craving for Filipino food such as Kare-kare, Bulalo, Sinigang, Sizzling Sisig, Lomi and other Filipino dishes, you’ve come to the right place! The resort serves these flavorful dishes made with fresh ingredients. If you are lucky to be in the resort during the mango season, you’ll have death by mangoes! I mean, you’d enjoy mangoes with fermented shrimp, ripe mangoes, mango salad, ripe or green mango shake – all freshly picked from the mango trees teeming all over the resort. Don’t miss on other fruit shakes though. Like the Soursop Shake (Guyabano Shake) I tried for my late merienda.  

Guyabano or Soursop Shake

Baby Back Ribs

Leche flan for dessert

You can dine by the pool. There is a Nipa Hut you can use and tables in the pool side. but at night, I recommend dining inside the Anahaw restaurant.

I was too full with my heavy merienda all I could add was this Garlic Kangkong

The Breakfast 

For breakfast, guests can indulge on Filipino garlic fried-rice and fried egg combos such as tapsilog, bangsilog, cornsilog, longsilog, etc.. I had Daing na Bangus with garlic friend rice, sunny side up, pickled vegetables, and fried bananas. Also, coffee for my drink.
    
Hello coffee

Here's the menu

Filipino breakfast at Anahaw Restaurant 

How to Get to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort

If you are commuting, take a bus going to Lipa or Lemery Batangas. In my case, I took JAM Liner from EDSA Star Mall. The fare was Php 124.00. If you are coming from Quezon City, you can opt to take any bus headed to Lipa City from bus stations near Ali Mall. Ask the conductor to drop you off at Jollibee. It's the one along President P. Laurel Hi-way just after Calabarzon expressway toll. You'll know you are there because the traffic would get slower in that area.

After getting off the bus, cross the street and take any PUJ going to Robinsons or SM. The fare is Php 7.00. Ask the driver to drop you off at Starbucks near Shakeys. You can get off just before the footbridge. Take any tricycle from the terminal near Starbucks. Tell the driver to take you to Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. Once they hear Nayomi, they already know. The ride is Php 200 for at most 4 people. If you with your friends, you can share but if you are alone, you'd need to pay the full amount. It's a long and bumpy ride by the way!


If you have a private transportation, it's much easier to locate. You see the address and the map below? It's approximately 1 hour 58 mins away from SM Megamall.  

Address: JM Katigbak Street Barangay Alangilan Balete Batangas, Philippines 4219
Contact No.: (02) 645-3092 | (02) 986-5487 | 470-2708 | 240-3478 | 240-5021 | 470-9334
Email Address: nayomiresort@gmail.com



Parting Words

Glamping at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort is perfect for family, group, couple or even solo getaway – the glamping tents’ charm is in its effort to please both children and adults. I recommend the resort for guests wanting to be a few hours away from Manila, yet in a calm, quiet and well-manicured garden setting. At Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, the staff cordially connects with each guest and assures a stress-free, memorable stay. The restaurant menu features scrumptious food with fresh ingredients for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between snacks. With the its recreational activities, food, and location, this nature preserve is "a sure escape from the urban world".

I rate my glamping experience at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort as one of the best in the South. I felt a homey-esque vibe overall when I glamped at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort. I enjoyed my stay and would always remember the short laughs I had with the resort staff, the days I marveled with my favorite Mango trees, and the relaxation I got being unplugged and glamped in a beautiful sanctuary. I cannot wait to go back, preferably during the Mango season! I also invite you to try glamping at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort or try a family staycation in their Himalayan House.

If you want to know more about Nayomi Sanctuary Resort, check out their official site here. 

Do you want to go glamping? Have you glamped before? What do you think about glamping at Nayomi Sanctuary Resort? Share your thoughts below. And if you find this post helpful, don’t forget to share!

If you are a Philippine Passport Holder who plans to travel to India as a tourist, you have to first, APPLY ONLINE.


Here are the steps for submitting your Visa Application online:

1. Read carefully and understand the instructions listed on this web page 
2. Fill out the online application form on this web page 

Once you have completed your online application, proceed to the following steps:

3. Print your online application form and duly sign on it. Submit it to the Indian Visa Application Centre (details about the Indian Application Centre can be found below) together with the following required documents:

a. Original and Photocopy of Valid Passport (Note: Your Philippine Passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your contemplated stay in India)
b. Two recent 2x2 ID Pictures (Note: Photos should show full frontal view of face against a white background to be pasted on the application form. DO NOT STAPLE THE PICTURE)
c. Original and Photocopy of Reservation Itinerary (Note: Non-refundable tickets or reservations such as PLANE TICKETS SHOULD NOT BE PURCHASED until your passport with visa is in your possession)
d. Original and Photocopy of Accommodation Arrangements / Hotel Bookings
e. Proof of Financial Standing (recent bank statement, sponsorship letter, etc.) 

4. Pay Php 2,210.00 for the Indian Tourist Visa Application Fee (Note: Wait for your turn to be called
5. Wait for 4 working days for the Embassy to process your application

Visa Application Centre

The Indian Visa Application Centre (M/s BLS International Services Ltd.) is located at the following address:

902 A (9th Floor), One Corporate Plaza, Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City.
Tel: 0063-2-4789152, 5555060
Email:  blsinternationalphilippines@gmail.com
Website: www.blsindiavisa-ph.com

IMPORTANT PLEASE TAKE NOTE
Submission of Applications: 0900 to 1200 hrs - Monday to Friday
Release of Passports : 1600 to 1700 hrs - Monday to Friday


Another Important Note from Indian Embassy Website:

The provision relating to 2 months gap between two visits of a foreign national to India on a Tourist Visa has been reviewed by the Government.  It has been decided to lift the restriction of two-month gap on re-entry of foreign nationals coming to India except in case of nationals of Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Bangladesh, foreigners of Pakistan and Bangladesh origins and Stateless persons and in such a case, permission should be sought from the Head of Indian Mission in the region and registration would be required within 14 days of arrival in India with the FRRO. 

For other types of Indian Visa Application, please refer to this link.

If you have questions, please leave them in the comment section below and we'll try to respond as soon as possible. Or if you have applied for any Visa, we'd appreciate your tips. Thank you for taking time to read. Don't hesitate to share this article!

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The Power of Three is an annual event under Zoomanity Group, one of the leading companies in the park industry that manages theme parks in the Philippines such as: Zoobic Safari (Subic), Zoocobia (Clark, Pampanga), Zoocolate Thrills (Bohol), Residence Inn (Tagaytay) and Paradizoo (Mendez, Cavite). 

The Power of Three and the Importance of Agriculture

The Power of Three aims to enlighten everyone about the importance of agriculture. The main source of raw materials to major industries such as cotton and jute fabric, sugar, tobacco, edible as well as non-edible oils is agriculture. Moreover, many other industries such as processing of fruits as well as vegetables and rice husking get their raw material mainly from agriculture.

For this year, the event is sectioned into 3 categories and started last January 7, 2017 with the flower festival. 


The Power of Three Schedule of Activities:

JANUARY
Flower Festival

January 14
An ancient three rediscovered still relevant to small farmers.

If nitrogen is free in the air, why are we buying it? By Patrick Pineda

January 21
Freshness locker what is it? By Margie Defensor

January 28
Art of Bonsai By Atish Sarker

FEBRUARY
Vegetable Festival

February 4
Keynote Speech By Senator Cynthia Villar

Calata Corporation and Zoomanity Group Contract Signing

Digital Farming By Vergel Formaran (Calata Corporation)

February 11
How to Wash the Fruits and Vegetables Properly By Margie Defensor

February 18
Soy Bean or Edamame and Brown Rice By Rey Lantin

February 25
Successful Entrepreneur Dragon Fruit By Edith Dacuycuy

MARCH
Livestock Festival

March 4
Eggs-Quick By Judith Alday

March 11
Introduction to Honeybee Farming By Albee Marcia


Contact Information

For more details, please call or text 09166299381 or send email to grace@tagmedia.asia. You may also check other promotions under Zoomanity Group at http://www.zoomanity.com.ph
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***UPDATED JANUARY 2017***

I tried to re-apply for Japan Tourist Visa for my trip this coming October. Again, I submitted all the required documents to Reli Tours & Travel Agency and got my passport back 3 days after!

Here are some changes I noticed:


1. I didn't need to submit NSO birth certificate this time (Birth certificate section in my application form was marked "with old used visa") I only paid Php 2000 to the agency? Last time it was Php 2500? Also, I found out that if you apply with NO GUARANTOR, you will just pay PHP 950.00 
2. I was granted 15 days of stay - shorter compared last time that's 30 days... 
3. I was really hoping to get multiple entry but I only got single entry. But of course I'm still grateful they didn't deny my application. Here's how to get Multiple Entry Visa


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Japan VISA requirement has been lifted for citizens of several Southeast Asian countries. Unfortunately, we aren't included on the list. Filipinos still need to apply for a tourist VISA in order to visit Japan.

But fret not. The application process has been "relaxed". It's less strict these days. In fact, I tried applying and I succeeded!

So how did I get my JAPAN TOURIST VISA?

To get the VISA you have to file your application through an accredited agency. You have to submit all the requirements and pay the application fee.

Click here for the list of requirements.
Click here for the list of accredited agencies.


DOCUMENTS TO SUBMIT

In my case, I submitted these documents to RELI TOURS in SM MEGAMALL:

1. Philippine Passport - Passport should be in good condition. To quote: "broken lamination of the photo part is not accepted. Must have signature and have at least two (2) blank pages" 

2. Bank Certificate - My one year old savings account in BDO has PHP 150, 000 (last time I applied my savings account from BPI had 162K). I paid PHP 100 to request for bank certificate. (if you browse on the comment section below you'll see other employed applicants had around 60K in their savings account - still they were granted their visa. So I don't think it is necessary to have more than 100, 000 in your bank account esp for a 7 day stay)

3. Income Tax Return (2016) - I submitted photocopies of all the 15 pages of my ITR (forms 1701 and 2307 - because independent contractors like me fall under self-employed category) (If you are a company employee, you'd need to submit your one page form 2316).

4. Photos with my Guarantor - I submitted 15 different photos. This should be a photocopy (You can have the photos photocopied at RELI TOURS OFFICE)

5. Guarantee Letter - This letter comes from my Japanese Guarantor. My guarantor also sent original copy of his residence certificate and certificate of employment.

6. Invitation Letter  - My Japanese guarantor sent a letter stating why he is inviting me to Japan. It's handwritten in English with his affixed signature (SEAL). 

7. Photocopy of online conversations - I submitted conversations  from Facebook and Skype. I just copied and pasted the chat history and have them printed.

8. Daily Schedule in Japan - I downloaded this form and filled in my daily activities.

9. Printout of flight information - I got my round trip ticket 6 months prior to my VISA application. (They say buying plane ticket doesn't guarantee approval of your visa but I thought maybe it helps so yeah I did buy my ticket)

10. NSO Birth Certificate - I submitted original NSO birth certificate (issued year 2016). I needed to request for a new one because they don't accept BCs issued a year ago or earlier.

11. Visa Application Form - I got this form from RELI Tours office on the same day I submitted my documents. I filled the form neatly, filled it while I was waiting for my turn (to submit my documents). I used black sign pen. I pasted the photo on the upper right corner box. Photo should be 4.5cm x 4.5cm. I had my picture taken at PHOTOLINE. It's just a couple of steps away from Reli Tours office.

If you don't have someone from Japan to invite you/ guarantee your stay, you don't need to submit documents 5-8. Your COE and payslips together with your ITR are good enough if you are shouldering all your expenses. This should prove your capacity to fund your trip.


APPLICATION FEES

TOTAL EXPENSES for VISA APPLICATION: PHP 3190.00
  • Payment to the agency: Php 2500
  • Document photocopies: Php 110.00
  • ID Picture: Php 75.00
  • Bank Certificate request fee: Php 100.00
  • Photo printing: Php 75.00
  • NSO Birth Certificate: Php 330.00  

I got my VISA 3 days after I filed my application!


Yay!!! My Japan Tourist VISA valid for 30 days stay!


Japan's beauty is beyond words. I encourage you to go there and see it for yourself. Just please, when you get there, practice self-discipline. Take pride in your country and show foreigners the good Filipino that you are. God bless your VISA application!


OTHER TIPS

*Don't forget to fill in the emergency contact info on the last page of your PASSPORT.
*Don't let the waiting time for your VISA APPLICATION result cause you stress and discomfort. CHILL! If you submitted all the correct documents, there is no way you'll get denied.

My first night in Japan... This is the HEARTON HOTEL in Umeda (Osaka, JP)

Helpful links

Embassy of Japan in the Philippines
Documents needed for visiting Japan
Passport application online

Hope this post helps. If ever I missed anything, do let me know. Also if you've experienced to apply for and get Japan tourist visa before, please share some tips. We'd all love to hear from you!