Can tourists purchase government and corporate bonds? If so, what happens when those bonds mature and you collect your interest (income)? Isn't making money in the Philippines a no-no for tourists? Or does income from interest differ from income earned through labor in the eyes of the law/immigration? If tourists can't do this is there a visa available to those with money to invest in these types of things? Additional Math Question: (Hypothetical question here: don't start scoping my place out or plotting some kidnapping scheme. You would end up disappointed. Numbers were simplified to make the math easier.) Say I had an extra P10M sitting around to throw at Philippine government bills/bonds. If the interest is 6% per annum for a 3 month bill would the math look something like this: P10,000,000 * 0.06 / 12 * 3 = P150,000 / quarter P150,000 / 3 = P50,000 / month That being; every 3 months at maturity the interest would come out to P150,000 (or P50,000 per month averaged out)? Additional SRRV Question: Would the income earned through interest on Philippines bonds count towards the Certificate of Retirement Benefits income requirement ($800.oo for single applicants)? Additional Additional SRRV Question: Do Government/Corporate bonds count towards the Visa Bank Deposit requirement ($50,000 for my age bracket). Basically, could government/corporate bonds hit two birds with one stone for the PRA?