If you live in the Philippines, one topic that comes up regularly is safety. Anytime you come into contact with other Westerners, they always comment in some way regarding the lack of safety in the Philippines. “You are very brave to live there, you could be killed at any time!” “Don’t you worry that your […]
Safety in the Philippines
When I moved to the Philippines in 2000, the biggest concern that my family and friends expressed to me was about the safety of living in the Philippines. Others who have made the move have told me that they experienced the same concern from their family and friends back home.
The truth is that safety is a concern these days no matter where in the world you may live. Whether it is in the USA, Europe or anywhere else, safety must be considered, and the Philippines is no different.
Read the articles in this archive to learn more about safety issues for those living in the Philippines.
One big problem in the Philippines is the number of scams that will be tried on you if you live here or are just visiting. There are a lot of scammers out there and you must be careful and always keep in mind that the person you are dealing with may be trying to scam you. For more information about Scams in the Philippines, read our archive about Philippine Scams.
Many foreigners who move to the Philippines (primarily Americans) are concerned about wanting to own a Gun for their own protection in the Philippines. Read about gun ownership in the Philippines in our archive about Guns.
Over the past 2 weeks you may have noticed that I have not participated on the site nearly as much as normal. I have tried to keep active, but something happened a couple of weeks ago that kept me from spending as much time on-site as I usually do, and has really monopolized my time […]
I didn’t sleep well last night. I was quite restless. Couldn’t get something out of my mind as I laid in bed trying to get some rest. Yesterday morning, some friends gathered here at the house to make an out of town trip. We had all been invited to Father Franco’s house in Buda to […]
Yesterday was a sad day for the Philippines. At around 1:30pm, Philippine Time, a bomb went of in an upscale mall in Makati, Metro Manila. The powerful bomb exploded at Glorietta 2, a mall that Feyma and I have been to a number of times. Glorietta is probably our favorite mall to visit when we […]
Whenever the subject of travel to or residing in the Philippines comes into conversation, it’s inevitable that the topic will turn to safety, perhaps even focus there. So, what is it about safety that warrants so much attention? Well, the first thing that people say is terrorism, or crime. Are those a concern? Hey, I […]
How far does one go as a foreigner when it comes to personal security. I have a very special reason for starting this article, its simple It became abundantly clear during my last visit that security is one of the major considerations when living full time in the Philippines. I have to say in all […]