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I AM A MIDDLE AGED CANADIAN MAN WHO WAS TIRED OF THE FRUSTRATING STATE OF BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP WITH WESTERN WOMEN . BASICALLY GIVEN UP ON THE IDEA OF EVER HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE I LOVED . NOT BLAMING WOMEN , BUT I HAVE COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT IN WESTERN CULTURE TODAY , MOST RELATIONSHIPS WILL HAVE A VERY SHORT SHELF LIFE .
GOT MARRIED , DIVORCED , SAW MY DAUGHTER GROW UP WITHOUT BEING A MAJOR PLAYER IN HER LIFE EXCEPT ON WEEKENDS . BEEN THERE DONE THAT AND NOT INTERESTED IN DOING IT AGAIN . MOST PEOPLE I KNOW HAVE DONE IT TOO , THE MAJORITY MORE THAN ONCE ,LOL.
STARTED VISITING THE PHILIPPINES A FEW YEARS AGO , AND FOUND A WHOLE DIFFERENT SITUATION . AFTER FALLING INTO ALL THE NORMAL TRAPS , I DID FIND A WOMEN I FELL IN LOVE WITH . WE ARE GETTING MARRIED , AND I DONT HAVE DOUBTS THAT IT WILL LAST . WE ARE PLANNING A FAMILY AND I AM HAPPY . HMMMMMM,,, NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE IN THIS SITUATION BUT HAVE NO REGRETS.
HOW I FOUND THIS SITE WAS BY ACCIDENT . I DO OWN A ROMANCE TOUR BUSINESS AND WHEN DOING AN ONLINE SEARCH TO CHECK OUT COMPETITORS , I CAME ACROSS A LINK TO THIS SITE WITH A POSTING THAT I NOW CANNOT FIND , THAT MADE SOME COMMENT ABOUT ROMANCE TOURS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE PHILIPPINES .
NEWS TO ME AS I AM A REGISTERED INCORPORATION HERE WITH ROMANCE TOURS LISTED AS MY NATURE OF BUSINESS . I HAVE A FIRST CLASS LAWYER WHO KNOWS OF NO SUCH LAW .
WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING MORE FROM THE PERSON WHO POSTED THAT COMMENT
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I LITTLE CONFUSED HERE . HAVE LOOKED FURTHER INTO THIS SITE , AND IT APPEARS THAT THIS IS A DISCUSSION FORUMN BASED ON A ROMANCE TOURS WEBSITE ?
NOW I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN THE SOURCE AND COMMENTS OF THE TOPIC I MENTIONED IN MY PREVIOUS POST . IF ROMANCE TOURS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE PHILIPPINES , HOW DOES HAPPIER TO BE ABROAD OBVIOUSLY RUN THEM?
AS I AM RUNNING A COMPETING BUSINESS , AM I WELCOME POSTING IN THIS DISCUSSION FORUM
Is your lawyer a Philippine law expert?
I am not a lawyer so the stuff below is no legal advice but afaik, it would be illegal to introduce Filipinas in the Philippines for money ( charged there) to foreigners as a business with an office, etc. Meaning, you cannot run an agency there where girls come and guys pay, and there are catalogs. You also cannot go outside and recruit in the open by giving out brochures, etc or advertise in newspapers.
So, what I know is that the way they get around it is that they have parties and social events and all that and guys do not pay anyone in the Philippines as in a business sort of way- it is apparently not illegal to hold social parties as long as these are not advertised as money making intro businesses.
At least there was a law on books like that since 1991-92.
Also, I think because a business is in the USA. Canada, then it's not illegal. What they don't want are agencies ala what they have in Russia where they charge men who are in the Philippines to be introduced, etc. where there are lobbies to which they bring girls and foreigners parading out of these with dates, etc.
I would ask on forums at
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MY LAWYER IS ACTUALLY A MEMBER OF THE FILIPINO BAR ASSOC , AND IS A FILIPINO OPERATING OUT OF MAKATI (MANILLA) , SO I WOULD HOPE HE IS AN EXPERT IN PHILIPPINE LAW,,LOL.
MY BUSINESS OPERATES IN SUCH A FASHION WHERE NUMEROUS GIRLS ARE INVITED TO MY RESORT IN THE PHILIPINNES , MEN PAY TO COME AND GET TO KNOW THEM OVER A WEEK LONG PERIOD DURING WHICH THERE ARE ONGOING GROUP ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS PLENTY OF TIME TO TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER IN A SAFE ROMANTIC ENVIRONMENT . WE HAVE A STRICT CODE OF CONDUCT AT THE RESORT ,AS WELL AS SECURITY STAFF AND CHAPERONES TO ENSURE EVERYBODY'S SAFETY .
WE CATER TO THE MARKET OF BOTH MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A CHANCE AT A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP , NOT A QUICK ROLL IN THE SACK . MEMBERS ARE THOROUGHLY SCREENED TO ENSURE THEIR INTENTIONS . IT IS DEFINITELY A ROMANCE TOUR/MATCHMAKING BUSINESS WHICH WE ARE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO LET EVOLVE TO A BROTHEL OR PROSTITUTION TYPE ATMOSPHERE.
WE HAVE NEVER HID THE EXACT NATURE OF OUR BUSINESS AND AS I SAY WE ARE A FILIPINO BASED INCORPORATION WITH OUR OFFICE IN THE PHILIPPINES. IN OUR FILING WITH THE SEC , THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY ISSUES RAISED , WHICH WOULD SUGGEST WE ARE OPERATING AN ILLEGAL BUSINESS .
VERY INTERESTING AN CERTAINLY SOMETHING TO RAISE WITH MY LEGAL TEAM . THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK
The romance tours site in the subdomain of HappierAbroad is an AFA co-branded affiliate site. It was set up to earn commissions.
I don't know how AFA does them. Maybe Ladislav is right, or maybe they are paid up with the right people?
Do your romance tours have a website?
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