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.