Peter Vandever’s Philippines visa expired over three years ago and he has never renewed it as required by law. He has tried to make many different public claims in attempt to divert attention away from his illegal status: that he is an official Philippine citizen (the most laughable of all), he is a “Philippines national”, the Bureau of Internal Revenue isn’t allowing him to leave due to an unsettled tax issue (lie debunked), there’s an issue with his passport that he needs to fix, and most recently, realizing everyone knows his excuses are ridiculous, he just says he now has “complications”. To his credit, at least that most recent excuse is true. In a recent audio blog by Peter Vandever, he finally acknowledges the truth that we have already known for a long time. He effectively concedes that he is in the Philippines illegally as an overstayer.
Update November 12, 2017: While we’re not surprised as to our findings, the leads pouring in are more than we had anticipated. We have many business establishments now coming forward informing us that they have also been victimized by Peter Vandever, some more than once. Full details forthcoming. It is safe to say that Peter is slowly painting himself into a corner. We have no doubt he is not just stealing internet time and computer equipment, but anything the scoundrel can get his hands on without paying. He will face consequences here in the Philippines. We will make sure of it. It’s now just a matter of time.
Peter Vandever has a long history of theft going back to his years in St. Joseph, Missouri. Those details will eventually be published on this site. He is currently a serial thief in the Philippines as well.
In June 2017, we caught Peter, who is already illegally overstaying in the Philippines, stealing from an internet cafe in Baguio City. Even though this was the first moment we caught him in the act, we are certain this was not a one-off event, but actually a regular practice for him. We knew it would be only a matter of time before we caught him again, and we did.
Peter Vandever has long claimed that the reason he is still in the Philippines is because he has outstanding tax issues with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) that need to be resolved before he is granted clearance to leave the country. It has long been suspected that this was a lie — an attempt to portray himself as somehow righteously standing up against some sort of unfair taxation. It was his way of trying to avoid admission that he is illegally in the country on an expired tourist visa that he can’t afford to renew. In the workings of his fragile ego, it was also an attempt to separate himself from those who are “just tourists” in the country even though he was officially a tourist as well when his visa was valid.
Peter Vandever is bragging about the sudden surge in subscribers to his YouTube channel. But guess what? They’re fake.
Early February 2017, Peter Vandever’s whereabouts became known. He was staying in a seedy 200 peso per night flophouse called the Ong Bun Pension House in Bacolod City.