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I just moved to PH, Angeles City 6 months ago. I live on the outskirts of town in a gated community. Nice houses, lots of open space and good security. I have several neighbors who have all stopped by my place and introduced themselves. Friendly folks all of them.
In my case, i shipped way more of my personal items than I really needed here. Tools being a lot of the items. Because of that I am a very popular neighbor.
So far I have lent out quite a few tools to help out my neighbors. I seems like most of my Filipino neighbors don't own any tools!! However they do know how to use them and are quick to return them. I have also been giving away some of my stuff when these neighbors come by and give me food that they cook. Bartering works real nice here.
I get the feeling that these neighbors really do care about each other and now me too.
The only thing I have noticed that is a little weird is that a lot of these neighbors have dogs, but keep them in small cages on their property and hardly EVER let these poor dogs out.
Has anyone else noticed this going on? I have been tempted to leave an anonymous note on the cages asking why they are torturing these dogs, but i don't want to upset the harmony we have as neighbors. Some of these cages barely let the dog turn around. I was told by a few of my friends that they use these dogs simply as security.
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Welcome to the forum Steelcleat, hope you enjoy and participate and based on your first post, great input, ty. Yep I hear you with regards to tools especially when tradies are onsite/involved,,,, what are you doing, why are you doing it like that? Here, use this, thank you sir.

95% of our direct, even indirect neighbours are foreigners from all walks of life and from a plethora of countries with Filipino partners, mostly reserved as all of the asawas/partners spent 5 to 30 years in a first world country and retired back to PH. and quickly sus you out as we do them. To date great neighbours from a well researched (3 years before we purchased) place to retire to. Going back to our K9 friends? None have cages or chains, roam freely within their property and nary a bark once they also see you are living on their turf. I have commented on this myself many times on different expat sites why the chained/caged dog that only lives for 3 to 5 years instead of 10 to 15 years in a humane loving family situation, has mange and social issues/problems/savage. A sad life for "mans best friend".

Bartering? Though we don't know the value of what you are giving away for a 100 peso feed I would suggest to be careful but given your post would say you are a thinking person and street wise.

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I think I'm going to ditch my plans about moving to Philippines. Not even visit there for a few weeks. There's too much uncertainty about the matter.
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Hey Marky32---go ahead and give the Philippines a try. You will never know if you like it or not if you don't go there. Don't let anybody fool you into thinking it is a piece of cake. It is not. You will need to do a lot of adjustment. I am from the USA and we have laws here that are not enforced there. Noise is the biggest thing that bothered me. There is no peace and quiet unless you live in a gated community that does not allow noise in the subdivision. then you need to be off the main roads far enough you don't hear the traffic. then you need to get use to the people driving. there is hardly any laws obeyed there while driving.

With all that said, I think you should give it a try.

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I'm sure the OP is contemplating the responses to date both positive and negative and is surely asking him/herself many and varied questions, frivolous, economics or simply options.
I have to come back to the simple "visit, try, taste, view and as a single person with limited or perhaps unlimited bucks would be looking further afield.
Reminds me of another post I replied to (negative) where fat, ugly westerners chose Asian or north eastern European countries to ply their needs because they couldn't/were no good within their own abode, obviously these "degenerates" were perhaps over the wants and needs by the ever demanding,,,,, no different to dealing with snooty demanding neighbours.

Perhaps the OP has ran off and deserted us in favour of a flight and savour the delight; to which country?Time will tell or perhaps too hard.

The OP has been given info and now acts accordingly, hopefully.

Neighbours no matter the country are simply that and what one gives will be returned no different to a workplace environment, ones tolerances, humility, assertiveness etc, etc.

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I care in my crazy way LOL. I gave this kid a bag of Costco candies and cold sweet tea yesterday ;-)
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Going back to our K9 friends? None have cages or chains, roam freely within their property and nary a bark once they also see you are living on their turf. I have commented on this myself many times on different expat sites why the chained/caged dog that only lives for 3 to 5 years instead of 10 to 15 years in a humane loving family situation, has mange and social issues/problems/savage. A sad life for "mans best friend".
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I was a K-9 officer for around 6 years until my shepherd was retired but have always had dogs in the house since I was a kid in the states. The problem with the free roamers most have no owner so they fight over trash as well as each other over fertilities female dogs. The real fear is that they have no medical care so the fear of rabies is real especially when the kids play in the street. Walkers and joggers have problems with the pack mentality of dogs that run together. We have 3 dogs here. A house dog we brought from the states with us. The yard dogs are a large askal and a very large french bulldog. They have the run of the yard which is good sized but we have to kennel the bulldog when we have guests. He is very mean towards all non-family members and other dogs. But better protection I do not think there is any! The Askal is very large but as sweet as they come. They all earn their food but for a variety of reasons. I highly recommend staying away from street dogs. Most Barangays have rules but they are rarely enforced. If you feel bad for those confined in the PH don't ever look at the Koreans and what they do with their dogs. Especially the Jindos which are magnificent hunting dogs that are most likely to spend their entire life chained up or eaten. I hope God is taking notes

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I find this question a bit off because in my yrs there I find nobody truly loves a Pilipino more than themselves. Even with the loving caring ways they exhibit I find below all that is the huge self love.
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I find this question a bit off because in my yrs there I find nobody truly loves a Pilipino more than themselves. Even with the loving caring ways they exhibit I find below all that is the huge self love.
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Hmm, well our neighbour that offered a guiding hand, supposed support and implied friendship to us, many drinks and celebrations later to the new residents showed his true colours the other day to my better half, sad but true. Ben was burning a pile of tree clippings and fully well knows to light our old clippings in the morning while the prevailing winds head west to the ocean,,,,,, yep the wind changed and the supposed good neighbour unannounced on our property confronted my better half with clenched fists and verbal abuse and threats intimidating and prospering legal action and a call to our local Capitan Renee because the ash/cinders were landing in his swimming pool that he just cleaned that morning and yep had guests arriving and had to have a sparkling pool. Personally I would have stood my ground and told him to truck off and never set foot on our property again and would ad with your attitude that I will burn and create havoc to your arrogance and then some, piss off wanger.
Ego definitely and my visits to his country (French) over the years cements our decision to have nothing to do with a bombastic egotistical Frenchman typical.
We were asked and prodded by this man if we were going 2 story with our renovations/extensions, seems his concern now was blocking his sea view,,,,,,,, Mate buy on the beach instead of one the back blocks

Swings and merry go rounds, neighbourly threats are often met with retaliation no matter the country and though disappointed (the lovely Filipino wife in the background) the perpetrator of this debacle, threatening my partner will now have his views blocked on principle even if its only a bamboo wall 6 metres high.
Neighbourly love? It is no different to any country, family? Same.

Cheers, Steve.

Yep another rant but meaningful to where we are at in "Nirvana."


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Hmm, well our neighbour that offered a guiding hand, supposed support and implied friendship to us, many drinks and celebrations later to the new residents showed his true colours the other day to my better half, sad but true. Ben was burning a pile of tree clippings and fully well knows to light our old clippings in the morning while the prevailing winds head west to the ocean,,,,,, yep the wind changed and the supposed good neighbour unannounced on our property confronted my better half with clenched fists and verbal abuse and threats intimidating and prospering legal action and a call to our local Capitan Renee because the ash/cinders were landing in his swimming pool that he just cleaned that morning and yep had guests arriving and had to have a sparkling pool. Personally I would have stood my ground and told him to truck off and never set foot on our property again and would ad with your attitude that I will burn and create havoc to your arrogance and then some, piss off wanger.
Ego definitely and my visits to his country (French) over the years cements our decision to have nothing to do with a bombastic egotistical Frenchman typical.
We were asked and prodded by this man if we were going 2 story with our renovations/extensions, seems his concern now was blocking his sea view,,,,,,,, Mate buy on the beach instead of one the back blocks

Swings and merry go rounds, neighbourly threats are often met with retaliation no matter the country and though disappointed (the lovely Filipino wife in the background) the perpetrator of this debacle, threatening my partner will now have his views blocked on principle even if its only a bamboo wall 6 metres high.
Neighbourly love? It is no different to any country, family? Same.

Cheers, Steve.

Yep another rant but meaningful to where we are at in "Nirvana."
Sorry to hear of your neighborhood falling out and for sure in our neighborhood it's the women fueling the troubles they can't seem to stop their abusive behavior, high pride, showing off, hardheadedness, bad talk and jealousies that turn more into envious behavior and so it ends up becoming a burning trash or noisy party fight... Been going through this for years and it's agonizing and there's nothing I can do Steve to stop it so I wish you luck.

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