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Old 10th October 2020, 09:59 PM
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I found in the Philippines it is hard to find a quiet place. the best places are the gated communities that do not allow chicken, goats and etc in the community. Also, the ones that don't allow loud parties and karaoke. there were a few of the gated subdivisions in the davao city area that kept things under control.

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But think about it... Isn't that one of the big reasons to get away from these private communities, those burdensome rules and regulations, I don't mind that "Rooster" you get used to it and now I'm immune to dog barking, it did take me several years. That reminds me I need to catch another baby rooster running around, we have several hens laying eggs loose in the yard, I'm down to one rooster and he's sort of a security measure, late at night if someone is around he will make noise.
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The maximum number of foreigners allowed is 40% so you can never have more foreigners than filipinos, I think what the difference is the type of subdivision, lots sold and self built or regulated.
That is for buying condo units. Locals can buy the units and either rent them or long term lease them to foreigners. Alternatively the condo can be in the local spouse's name. You can end up with communities that are more than 40% foreign occupied, just not foreign owned.

Provided of course that the condo rules allow leasing units.

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Issue is you can research well....but then it can all change a week after you move in lol
Fingers crossed but I can't see things changing noise wise here, been the same for the three and a half years we have owned here, but never say never.
We did get a new concrete road which is an improvement but yes a change.

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hey Steve,

I don't think the noise will ever change with the Filipinos. That is there norm for living. It just makes it hard to get adjusted to when like me coming from a country that has laws against making that kind of noise. We are use to it being quiet, especially at night. I guess when I was there I was treading on their way of life. Actually, I had no right to say anything since I was a guest in their country.

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You are right art, as some one else said "it is what it is" and you nor I will change that, in fact as you say we have no right to meddle in local norms so pick your mark well.

Where my outlaws and 5,000 relatives live is high density, 40 to 100M2 lots, narrow roads with hundreds of tricycles, 20 jeepnies, locals cars and trucks, hundreds of pedestrians every hour etc. Come 10PM it shuts down and is pretty quiet. Very cheap to buy a house and lot there if that's what you want or you can go up into the hills and have less traffic but more roosters and Karaoke unless you get many acres.

4 years of research and online enquiries in our specific areas then viewing properties and locations every time we came back for a holiday once to twice a year and mostly duds led to our purchase here and to date no regrets though I'm considering buying a karaoke machine for when the relatives come over,,,,,, joking. If you want a quiet place to live art/others there are some house and lots for sale as well as vacant lots in our area and 90% western owners, perhaps that's why it is so quiet apart from the waves breaking but you get used to that like living near a train line and other times it is deathly silent or select your neighbours with the roosters, pig farm, barking dogs or karaoke in other areas. I take note when the nesting birds are squabbling and the Tokay's are barking, happy kids swimming and having fun in the late afternoon as through the day the beach is deserted. Change it may but I think it will be a long time coming.

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Being loud is a typical behavior for people who otherwise feel that they have little or no control over their lives and feel that they get pushed around a lot. Although this describes many in the Philippines, the behavior is not unique to the Philippines.

Go to any low income neighbourhood back home. You will hear a lot more yelling and music, car horns etc. then you will hear in a more upper income neighbourhoods. That is how people without any control exercise some control over their lives.

In the cities, the population density is so high that noise if inevitable, in rural areas the people need some means of controlling their environment so they make noise.

It is just so common here and so tolerated here that it is ubiquitous in rural and urban settings.

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Issue is you can research well....but then it can all change a week after you move in lol
Yes. E g a foreigjner with Filipina wife bought a house in calm part of Panglao, Bohol, some away from the tourists. Later closest neighbour started a karaoke bar, drunk people "singing" loud until 4 in the mornings.

It ended up with he sold for half of what he had bought the house for.

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That's why I say settle faaaar from peoiple, because nature don't change to something else fast

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I believe no one have mensioned the motorbike exhaust pipes, which in our home countries are silencing, but in Phils they seem to be made to make higher noice

Edit: I forgot. I haven't been in Iloilo, but several say people there are much quiter, and the litle experience I have concerning that confirm that by a Filipina I know close to wisper when she talk not by being shy she is rather tough,
while many Cebuanos (city) shout when they talk even when they sit close to each other in same room not being angry!!! Although she I talked with got angry when I asked why her family were so loud


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Interesting observation and only my opinion. My better half is learning to speak louder as I over the years ask him to speak up constantly because he is quietly spoken, his direct family and relatives are the same and yes from a very poor area by our standards, so opposite, from my experiences I see most Filipinos are quietly spoken compared to myself and my countrymen. In the mall with the sales staff (every aisle) they speak loudly to get your attention, doing their jobs.
I enjoy living here with the Filipino people (that I deal with and know), they/experience has taught me that a loud voice gets less attention. My raised voice with my better half is rebutted with "STOP OVER REACTING" even though I might be trying to get my point across. Doesn't work. I have a saying and one I personally should really come to terms with (tone it down until.......).

"Walk softly but always carry a big stick."

I am happy to live here and would probably deal with the karaoke and other foibles even after choosing the wrong area to live. I didn't go that path and spent a lot of time avoiding this and many other topical problems posted here and other sites, we have all seen it and when I see a newcomer on here/different sites asking the best place to live?
Get your hands dirty and taste the flavours because the Philippines is not for the feint hearted nor those wearing rose coloured glasses. Preaching to the converted? Some yes but others? As we say, boots on the ground then try another country. Fortunately most of us have a good reason to be here, the better half, said this before but Asia was not my retirement destination 10 years ago, I'm sure others hear the same karaoke/situation.

Sorry for the rant.

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I am very fortunate in regards to the noise--I just take out my hearing aids and it becomes prtty quiet.

Of course, there are disadvantages to being almost deaf....
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I don't mind the rules and restrictions in the gated subdivisions. At least they are kept up and no loud parties and etc. I have been in some gated communities that are almost all foreigners that are married to a Filipino lady. So, the noise and upkeep of the houses are much better done.

The gated subdivisions that are mostly Filipinos end up getting run down because they bought the houses but can't afford to take care of it. So, I sure don't want to buy in those communties. My property would lose value.

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