Originally Posted by daddle
It is illegal. That is certain. He can try. Better bring cash for a return air ticket. Nobody ever comes to the boat or checks anything. So chance of initial success is high.
The foolish captain
would best drop him off at the first beach and both deny they ever saw each other.
Philippine jail is probably of lovely abode.
He'll ruin it for everybody if he gets caught.
I can only agree with Daddle. For your BIL to arrive with expired passport and expect to get in reeks of American arrogance and superiority, treating the Philippines as an inferior country. Things are lax in the Philippines, but not that lax.
Any cash your BIL might have when he arrives, will disappear on initial apprehension, from then on deportation will be an ugly affair.
Last January I had the experience of a personal guided tour through a low/medium security
prison in a province noted for a low crime rate. A foreigner there without local family
support and outside income
would have a very hard time of it. I cannot think what conditions might be like in a higher security
prison in Luzon.
I can only agree that if your BIL gets caught it will help ruin things for everybody. The Philippines is possibly the most liberal country in SE Asia
when it comes to immigration and customs
clearance for yachts. Its so easy to comply. Those who don't and get caught will lead to an inevitable tightening.
In my travels, I have met various people travelling under the radar
in the Philippines...illegal aliens, yachts that have not cleared in or done immigration. Some of these people are rat smart and may get away with it, others are just plain stupid. Where is your BIL?
I will stop now, you may sense a bit of heat in my post.