Some people like to live “La Vida Loco” that Ricky Martin sings about. I like to think I write pretty interesting articles, but in real life, I am kind of boring. One way I could add some spice to my life would be to travel to the Philippines and be seen as a human target. […]
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.
Earlier this week, Jay Stainback submitted an article for publication here on LiP, entitles “Have gun will travel… just not in the Philippines“. It is a good article and generated lots of response. Over my years of my living in the Philippines, 18 years and counting… There are two issues which generate a lot of […]
“Grandpa, can we shoot your guns today?”, pleaded my bored 9-year old son as we visited my father. Dad is a lifelong sportsman, who grew up on a farm hunting and fishing for recreation. I grew up in a house with 10 to 12 guns visible in cases. I shot bb guns and occasionally hunted […]
I know that some people will consider this topic to be controversial. But, if you comment and have not watched the video you might not sound very smart! Watch the video and see what I actually have to say, then feel free to leave your comments, whatever it is that you wish. I call ’em […]
A few days ago, Mexico was hit by a strong earthquake, I think it was an 8.3. The earthquake caused a tsunami that could hit the Philippines. There were a couple things that kinda shocked me when it happened. To be honest, I didn’t expect anything to happen. This has happened before, back when the […]
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 […]