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Old 21st August 2019, 03:14 PM
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Great thoughts, experiences and practices from all and as lefties wisely points out even though I have been coming back and forth over the years, lol, still back and forth even now in reality I am still a newbie but Ben is a local who insisted on fences and bars and now is much more relaxed after living in the house for some time, the biggest thing I think for him/me also was meeting and socialising with many of the neighbours that have lived here for a long time and though all have fences only half or less have barred windows but all have CCTV and the feed back is good, no burglaries, intrusions or dramas in our area, as said a pretty safe place to live, people walking on the beach steer well away from the houses and go about their business close to the water even on holy day when every body hits the beach. Never say never though and that goes for all countries.

Yes Reb my better half helps me to adjust with many things too as I did for him when we lived in Oz for 5 years, interestingly though he adjusted and fitted in very quickly, it's me having the difficulties with some cultural issues here but the worst would have to be the way business conducted here, could be so much easier.

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I'm glad this thread was created. I've watched numerous YouTube video's about moving to Philippines and they rarely mention crime except petty crime like pickpockets. I'm assuming crime is worst in big cities, correct? I'll Google crime in Philippines and do more research.

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One YouTuber told about the extortion of security at airports where they plant a bullet in your baggage and say this is a serious crime and ask for money and they will let it go.
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Could someone look at this info and comment on it. It is crime comparison between Philippines and USA. Looking at it, it seems crime is worse in USA. It could be in Philippines, crimes are reported to police less often.

https://www.nationmaster.com/country...d-States/Crime
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Could someone look at this info and comment on it. It is crime comparison between Philippines and USA. Looking at it, it seems crime is worse in USA. It could be in Philippines, crimes are reported to police less often.

https://www.nationmaster.com/country...d-States/Crime
Most crimes even murder are overlooked a lot in Philippines marky....so I think its just that many aren't recorded too. And the bullit scam was going on a few yrs back when I was leaving...mark (mca )might be able to shed some light on this.
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In the Philippines there is no state verses, if the family doesn't ask the police to investigate, usually being too poor nothing happens. The perpetrator just carriers on with their life as is nothing has happened even if it widely known that they committed the crime. They themselves will likely be dealt with by the aggrieved family. Any crime figures quoted in the Philippines are likely wildly under recorded.

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its true marky,my friend was murdered in quezon city in 2010,a good guy. Had 3 kids. Police told his mom for 120,000 php they would investigate.....she didn't have it because she footed the cost of funeral and burial. Sad
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Marky, I prefer not to comment on this issue anymore on an open forum so when you get a few more posting and you want to go deeper PM me.

For the most part you are safe here if you can stay stay out of congested market area's, bars, out late and you'll need a trusted escort to show how to get around and learn the ropes the average citizen will spot a tourist and begin the scam immediately.

I think those of us that have been here any length of time forget what it's like to touch down and come out of Ninoy Aquino Airport (NAIA) but from the comments so far I see some of us who've lived here a long time don't travel without an escort but seem to feel it's safe here Lol... Come on if you feel safe then go it alone with public transportation, it's time to take off those training wheels! it's what I do I do feel safe and the people are very friendly and helpful, I don't recommend doing this if your new.
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"If you choose to hide behind cameras,walls,and natives what kind of relaxation is that? I speak the language and everybody knows me well."

Well good for you but the fact remains that as a foreigner you can be a target which might put your family at risk. Your neighbors can absolutely love you but a nitwit just traveling thru couldn't care less about your hopes and dreams. Making highly visible provisions for your home and family doesn't make you less "lovable" but might give some rascal second thoughts. My wife was widowed at 19 years old but continued to live with her mother-in-law in a very rich part of Manila. Her mother-in-law was the former wife of a very rich politician. She was stabbed to death in her own bed by the friends of one of the maids who unlocked the gates so they could enter the home. The intruders tried to get into my wife's room but she always locked it and they left her alone. In my case she has insisted that out homestead be made as safe as possible. In that she is happy I have much less stress and I am very relaxed. My dogs are well fed and earn their keep as far as I am concerned. This especially true because they are not typical Filipino dogs who bark at the drop of a hat but only when there is human traffic at or around our homestead.

Regarding window bars. I have them. I highly suggest making them openable from the inside and have fire escape plans and train the kids and other residents - ie rope ladders et al.
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Has any one seen or know of any companies in the Philippines that sell/distribute powder coated aluminium roll up window shutters, I have searched and searched and found what I think is the product but on FB,,,,,, like mum and dad type operations but perhaps I need to have a mummy look instead of a daddy look.
My Sister had them in her house in Melbourne Oz some 30 odd years ago, hers were push button to activate then but now you get them remote control and even smart set up, close them with your phone if you are going to be home late etc. Thinking good for security, typhoons, no curtains or blinds, no bars though they look as ugly when closed and of course noise (crashing waves) and thermal value.
Would appreciate any input.

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