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 […]
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 couple days after getting back, I found a post on Facebook about something called “Laglag Bala”, which was apparently happening in NAIA. Basically, some of the employees there would plant bullets into the luggage of people and when found, they ask for money in order to alleviate the situation. The post was actually from […]
I was just shocked a few days ago when my daughter posted something on her Facebook about an incident just near our house. Then my niece mentioned too that 2 people were trying to rob a taxi just near the famous mansion near our house. It freaks me out a little bit at that time because […]
For the past few months I’ve been walking fairly regularly (minimum of 5 days a week). Me and my daughter Jean, my niece Bebe, our helper Joy and once in awhile my son Chris goes walking. He doesn’t like waking up so early (4 am is our waking time). So he mostly played basketball or ride his […]
an article submitted by Robert Von Hahnke A Bridge to the Expat in the Philippines Arriving in Davao June 2013 like many ex-pats I had more questions than answers as I began my life in the Philippines. I spent 10 days in Davao in February 2013 and was very impressed, so much so I returned […]
I recently got a note from a reader who had just visited the Philippines. He wanted to submit an article for LiP, and I agreed to publish it. He asked that his full name not be used, only his initials, LB. So, here is LB’s article, I hope you enjoy it. You take it from […]