For most of the Philippines, the emergency hotline is 117. There are some exceptions, like Davao, which does use 911, but mostly, it’s 117. They are apparently working on switching to 911 for the whole country. I think this would be a very good change, especially if they also change some other things with how […]
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.
A few days ago, the ex-PNP chief was jailed along with some others because of allegations of corruption. Most of them have already posted bail. The allegations are in connection to a gun license delivery deal. The arraignment is set for June 20. Aside from that, I really don’t know much else. President-elect Duterte isn’t […]
I got a comment from somebody. She left it a few days ago on one of my posts that was published 3-4 years ago. I was shocked she left this comment. Here’s what she said: “Why do you want go there. That place is red zone, because it’s filled with Muslims extremist. Mindanao is not wise place. […]
On Facebook and other social media platforms, I’ve seen posts that are saying Davao isn’t safe. Some of them are clearly made by someone who hasn’t been to Davao, making up false stats and including pictures that are clearly not from Davao. I stumbled upon a Reddit post over on the Philippine subreddit, and it […]
This vehicle is a type of multicab, which are commonly used to replace Jeepneys these days. This multicab, though, is a bit different, it has been modified for Police use. You will see vehicles like this driving around the city with as many as 12 or so Police officers riding.
It’s just so unbelievable that a massacre happened in Paris a few days ago. It’s really depressing to see on TV of what’s going on there. It’s so hard to be writing and not shed tears for the innocent people there. When I saw the bodies of too many people lying on the outside of that cafe […]