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Cheapest safe ways to send money from the Philippines to Spain

Sadly it is still pretty expensive to do this process. So here are the options I know of and have tried and compared at some point a few of them.

The goal is to transfer Philippine Pesos into Euros in a Spanish bank account. Will set an example wanting 1000 euros to arrive at the destination. Except for BPI where I sent 500 euros.


Also known as Wise now. Owned I believe by Richard Branson, the creator of Virgin Enterprises.

Inside their web, there are 3 options to send money. But the only practical from the Philippines so far is to have them charge your debit or credit card. The other options are for sending from Europe to Europe or other countries.

The basic fee will be 31.42 euros for card charges. They charge your card in the Philippines and deposit it in your Spanish bank.

Case study 1: Transferred 1000 Euro using RCBC credit card cost me 85 euro between RCBC + Exchange + Transferwise. An 8.5% cost is expensive.

Case study 2: Transferred 1500 Euro using BPI credit card cost me 43 Euro between BPI + Exchange + Transferwise. A 2.86% cost seems more reasonable.


If you have your Philippine Paypal account connected with your bank account or credit card, you can transfer money to your Spanish Paypal account. You need 2 Paypal accounts for this, one in each country.

They have a conversion rate fee embedded when you input the amounts to send.

43.58 euros added after the currency conversion takes place.

Western Union

Can send from a branch in the Philippines to a branch in Spain. Someone has to be in Spain to pick it up from the branch. It won’t go directly into your bank account.

62.73 euros in fees approx.

Bank International Wire Transfer

Sending directly from your Filipino bank an international money transfer to your Spanish bank.

Checking the BPI web page it says 600php + 0.60php every 200php. So more or less 900php only according to this. What it doesn’t mention is the charges that the receiving bank may do, which may vary depending on the receiving bank.

I tried it just to figure things out by sending 500 euros to Spain and it cost me around 2800php in total with fees of both banks, like 10% of my sent money. Totally too much. Prohibitive. Around 50 euros.


The winner by the mile is Transferwise.

The other advantage of Transferwise is that it can charge a credit card.

LTO permit yearly renewal for motorcycles in the Philippines

I will detail here the process I went through recently so it can serve as a guide for others.

Step 1: Smoke emission test.

  • Walk in the closest to your home smoke

emission center with a photocopy of your OR / CR, and ask them to place you in the cue.

  • Wait to be called. They will check the smoke levels and take a picture.
  • Pay aprox. 500php and get your certification that you passed the smoke emission test.
  • This process can take hours.

Step 2: LTO office.

  • Go to whatever LTO is nearest to your house. Bring photocopy of OR / CR and Smoke emission from previous step.
  • Get the mandatory 3rd party insurance. Normally they sell those even inside the same LTO compund.
  • Beware of beggars and sellers pushing you to do the insurance and smoke emission in other places. They could be legit or not. So why take a risk with unofficial sources.
  • With all docs line up for renewal processing. Cost of both insurance and renewal aprox. 1200php.
  • Wait and wait.

Total spending like 2k if you give some tips. Time spent can be like a full day almost that you have to ask away from your job to do the processing.

Why NOT vaccinate of covid

According to the government…

If I get vaccinated: 💉💉💉

1.- Can I stop wearing the mask?
Government Response – No

2.- Can they reopen restaurants, bars etc and everyone work normally?
Government Response – No

3.- Will I be resistant to covid?
Government Response – Maybe, but we don’t know exactly, it probably won’t stop you getting it

4.- At least I won’t be contagious to others anymore?
Government Response – No you can still pass it on, possibly, nobody knows.

5.- If we vaccinate all children, will school resume normally?
Government Response – No

6.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop social distancing?
Government Response – No

7.- If I am vaccinated, can I stop disinfecting my hands?
Government Response – No

8.- If I vaccinate myself and my grandfather, can we hug each other?
Government Response – No

9.- Will cinemas, theatres and stadiums be reopened thanks to vaccines?
Government Response – No

10.- Will the vaccinated be able to gather?
Government Response – No

11.- What is the real benefit of vaccination?
Government Response – The virus won’t kill you.

12.- Are you sure it won’t kill me?
Government Response – No

13.- If statistically the virus won’t kill me anyway … Why would I get vaccinated?”
Government Response – To protect others.

14.- So if I get vaccinated, the others are 100% sure I’m not infecting them?
Government Response – No

So to summarise, the Covid19 vaccine…

Does not give immunity.
Does not eliminate the virus.
Does not prevent death.
Does not guarantee you won’t get it.
Does not prevent you from getting it.
Does not stop you passing it on
Does not eliminate the need for travel bans.
Does not eliminate the need for business closures.
Does not eliminate the need for lockdowns.
Does not eliminate the need for masking.

So…what the heck is it actually doing? 🤦🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️

Now I’m confused

Do what works for you. Don’t say Kuya didn’t warn you not to.

People are dying after taking the shot.

Best defense in to have a strong immune system. Makes no sense to take and vaccinations if you are trashing your body daily.

Kuya’s advice:

  • Go get sun light on your skin daily
  • Daily walk 1 hour
  • Daily exercise
  • Vitamin C 500mg daily
  • Vegan diet
  • Meditation
  • Hugs
  • No news
  • No gossip and complaining
  • Block all negative people in real life and online
  • No masks

Government’s advice:

  • Stay isolated
  • No sunlight indoors
  • Listen to the news
  • Listen to unhealthy health experts
  • Wear a plastic shield that will deteriorate your vision
  • Wear a mask that deprives you of oxygen
  • Consume dairy products

Kuya loves you, the Government and big corporations don't.

How I got cast for the coffee commercial

Having success as an actor takes a lot more effort than what most people think.

Bullets of things I did and stars than had to align in order for me to get cast.

– Joined that agency 8 years ago

– I help the agency as a casting associate providing talents

– The production assistant is my friend from another commercial we shot before and believes in my talent

– I ran to do the audition last minute phone call

– Got a speeding ticket for it

– Parked illegally in the street to make it on time

– Had to hide from police and wait for him to leave in order to get my motorcycle

– I have a personal relationship with the agency owner and we regularly have coffee together

– I dressed up specially to look good and formal for the part

– I have confidence in my acting, which gave me calmness

– I smiled and made some jokes as I entered the casting room to create familiarity / Public Relations

– I used my own experience through memory of events of my past to recall a similar situation as requested by the director

– I said goodbye to each and every person in the casting venue

– After the casting they requested for IDs and pictures with shades, I supplied in 30 mins

– They requested for pics with normal eyeglasses, I supplied

– They want me shaved, I said yes

– They asked for several pictures of today to see it is the actual me, I did so

– After casted they asked for a lot of wardrobe, I said yes

– They changed call time, I said yes


Raelian Movement in Filipino TV

Kuya Manzano, Raelian guide in the Philippines, explains to GMA TV what they are about.

For more info about the Raelian Movement in the Philippines here their Facebook Page.

2018 achievements

It is good to celebrate all wins in life!

Nice to remind myself that I am doing progress.




  • 315 pushups in a day
  • Met my girlfriend
  • Got cured of incurable hiatus hernia and Barret’s esophagus sickness

How to get laid more

Main motivation to do anything for many people is sex!

What do people find attractive from other people and make them want to get in bed with them…

  1. Sexiness: nice face and body.
  2. Power: fame or influence.
  3. Money: if you can provide their dreams they will lay with you too.
  4. Intelligence: if they admire your brain you can screw them.
  5. Talent: perform and touch their hearts.

The good news is that all these requirements can be built with effort.

You can decide to be pretty with make up, taking care, plastic surgery…

So you can see how you can look totally pretty of you want. And same goes for the body. You can lose weight and get fit with diet, gym and even plastic surgery. Even grandpas achieve this. It is your choice…

Want fame and influence power? Never been easier with social media! I can help you get where you want online. Send me a message through the FB page Here my plan to reach 1 Million followers myself with progress report.

Money is clearly possible to build up. How many cases have we seen of people going from rags to riches, right? Check the Henry Sy story…

Personally I set a goal to have a net worth of $1M in 10 years time. See the plan and progress here. And a personal tip I learned for building wealth in this video…

Intelligence… it is very relative. Look, if you can wow them knowing a lot more than them in anything they have interesting in learning, that can also put them in your bed. Become an expert in your field and many opportunities with sapiosexuals will come your way.

And as for talent… many people tell me they wanna be performers, that is their dream… I say if you are serious about it and want it badly. They take it as your main studies for a few years, get deep into it and then start performing. It is hard like any other profession.

So decide if you wanna do the effort and build any of these qualities.

Tip: miracles and magic don’t exist. Nothing comes free. You gotta pay the price!

Plan to get 1 Million USD

I set a goal to have net worth of 1 Million USD in 10 years time. Join me in the journey!

To make it easier I broke the amounts to achieve per year and make increments of 30% yearly more or less.

The purpose of writing and publishing it here is to visualize it, to be accountable to you, to inspire, to show the progress.

Yearly increments proposed…

  1. 50k by year 2019. DONE by June 2019.
  2. 70k by year 2020. DONE by August 2020.
  3. 100k by year 2021. DONE by April 2021.
  4. 150k by year 2022. Progress 84%
  5. 200k by year 2023.
  6. 250k by year 2024.
  7. 350k by year 2025.
  8. 500k by year 2026.
  9. 700k by year 2027.
  10. 1 Million by year 2028.

Actions towards glory

  • Bought 2 apartments and a commercial space lot since 2002 and rented them out to pay for the mortgage. Loans of 120%, zero down. Results, lots of headaches, and break-even cash flow. The good side is the mortgage is being paid and contributing to the net worth every month.
  • Work as an actor and singer since 1998.
  • Work in many other tasks since 1998: waiter, farm boy, writer, social media manager, webmaster, software programmer, tour guide, language interpreter, language teacher, anything under the sun…
  • Operator for Uber / Grabcar in the Philippines. CLOSED DUE TO LOCKDOWN
  • Created and running a coffee shop in the Philippines called iChill Theater Cafe. Since the pLandemic hit, we transferred into an online shop. BOOMING
  • Investor at Marzfuel gas stations in the Philippines

Progress and plans

  • We are ahead of target. Will create a mix of passive steady income and concrete one time only actions. Optimize also the ones we already have…
  • Reduce debt ahead of time so the income from real estate will give more profit each month and save tons in mortgage interest.
  • Claim pending amounts from different businesses that we are entitled to.
  • Sell feature film Changing Direction online.
  • Distribute films of other creators.
  • Accept new jobs be it performing or office work.
  • iChill online shop is growing very fast thanks to the lockdown.

Hope this helps clarify, see it and pursue it more clearly. Do you have any tips or comments, reach me out through PM in any social media channel, I am omnipresent and check the PMs personally. Thank you for joining me in this adventure!

10 July 2014: TV interview and meetings

– Settled apointments for new employees at iChill: they didn’t come
– Poster printing for iChill
– Social media marketing
– Fixing the motorcycle again
– Interview for ANC TV Cityscape program by host Barbie Salvador
– Improving the looks of the food at iChill
– Meeting with customer rewarding system Pouch, studying possibilities of a better deal if they want to do it