Funny thing, less than 2 weeks ago I wrote an article about Personal Safety for Expats. Just a week later (last week) we had a serious security incident at our home. I would not really say that the incident was “expat” related, rather it was something that could happen regardless of where the person was […]
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.
If you are a foreigner and you are going to live in the Philippines, security is something that you should keep on your mind. I am not the type that constantly worries about my safety. I have lived in the Philippines for more than 17 years, and really I don’t get too concerned about safety […]
If you live in Mindanao, are visiting Mindanao, or plan to visit Mindanao soon, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Where I live, Davao, life has really not changed much at all (if any). I have told you this each week since Martial law was declared here on May 23, 2017. […]
Well, the news broke late yesterday afternoon, Task Force Davao has made an arrest in the Marawi Terrorism case! Yes, that is right, one of the Maute Terrorists has been arrested, and he was arrested in Davao City. Honestly, I can’t believe how stupid they were to attempt what they did. The father of the […]
Well, here we are actually a little more than a week since Martial Law was implemented in Mindanao. I have been getting a lot more information from sources on the ground in Marawi City, and I will share that information later in this article. For those of us on other parts of the Island of […]
Martial Law is in place covering all of Mindanao. It went into effect last night (at the time of writing), May 23, at 10 PM. In the past 24 hours, I have received more than 1,400 messages from people asking me what I thought about it, if I was safe, and other such things. Let […]