Why I’m proud of my Philippine passport

Photo via internations.org

Photo via internations.org

By Kach Medina/rappler.com – Having read a lot of articles lately surrounding the so-called limitations of having a Philippine passport, I’ve seen way too many comments like, “Oh, we only rank number 69 in the world for free entries and can only visit 58 out of 218 countries!”

I think it’s about time someone discussed the advantages of having a Philippine passport from the point of view of a long-term traveler. When I say long-term, I mean that I’ve been traveling for over a year now and plan to travel for 3 years more!

Sometimes I’m not sure how to answer questions like, ‘Where is your home?’ We move around a lot and make our home in many places. However, whenever people ask me where I’m from, where I was born and where I eventually plan to settle down, I always answer loudly and proudly, “The Philippines!”


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