On top of a bulky foldered proofs of ties are endorsements from the Department of Agriculture, the Philippine Climate Change Commission, and the Department of foreign affairs.
I was confident but not sure.
I've been there before. Through an invitation from the Ambassador herself.
But now was different. I'm on my own. It's a B1/B2 visa and at stake is San Francisco CA, and a much shorter route to Cancun.
The Consul asked 3 questions: what's my purpose? who is Wilfredo Pascual, why am I going to Mexico? He did not asked for even one of the documents I have.
"Cancun is safe but keep your head low", he said.
A week later, I got my US visa. And it says 10 years = multiple entry.
The plate of pansit below I dedicate to him and the US Embassy.