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Old 19th May 2016, 12:52 PM
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As a foreigner in Baguio, do you get "messed with" by either the locals or the Philippine government?
I take jeepney and bus to nearby places by myself. Vs Manila and AC, Baguio ? Nope, nobody messes with foreigners. Even the NSO, DFA and all are cordial and no funny stuff.

And the Baguio people are proud of their hospitality and are quick to blame any mishaps on 'outsiders' Which, to a great extent, is true.

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I'd really like to try Bontoc,but I am told that the anti government factions are still active in the area...otherwise,I would likely be there now.
I have spent time in Bontoc (Cervantes) and the vicinity - nothing much happens, other than the police notices about curfew but, the NPA et al never target foreigners unless you are starting some business and they see $ to be leached off ..

Bauko, Bontoc .. all fine, though I don't know about Tabuk ! Tabuk is a bit too hairy I guess, never been there.

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Hi all, pls I need some info.
I plan on studying nursing at university of Cordilleras, I have a one year old son, could this be a bad plan? Which other cities in the Philippines is close to Baguio in terms of d cool weather but without water issue.
Thanks in advance.
Baguio is a University town, and UC is a nice choice. Baguio, depending upon where you are, there is no water issue. In Pacdal Circle etc, pretty much you need to get drinking water, other places have spring or bore well.

PS, what passport do you hold ? You may need to convert to a Student pass to study in PH
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Fortunately for foreigners who enjoy a bit of cultural diversity, Baguio has both kinds of music - Country and Western.

(praise be to the Blues Brothers)
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Baguio is a University town, and UC is a nice choice. Baguio, depending upon where you are, there is no water issue. In Pacdal Circle etc, pretty much you need to get drinking water, other places have spring or bore well.

PS, what passport do you hold ? You may need to convert to a Student pass to study in PH
Thanks for the reply. I got admission into UC already.
Could you please name some areas I can check out for housing?
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Thanks for the reply. I got admission into UC already.
Could you please name some areas I can check out for housing?
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Outskirts generally have last jeepney by 10 PM or so. If you plan to hang around town, look near the town.

If not, areas from Pacdal, Mines View, Trancoville and all the way to La Trinidad would do fine.

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Outskirts generally have last jeepney by 10 PM or so. If you plan to hang around town, look near the town.

If not, areas from Pacdal, Mines View, Trancoville and all the way to La Trinidad would do fine.
Bless you dear. Will be in by July to sort accommodation and nanny. I will check out the areas you listed.
Thanks a ton

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I've been in Baguio for about 12 years. The quality of life here is going down hill quickly. Pollution is bad, there are water problems. Traffic is worse, well is that really possible, than Manila. There is no parking in town. I have a house just outside of town, facing the South China Sea, the view is amazing. I have to close all the windows because people are burning garbage all around us.

Lot prices are leaping higher and higher. There is a glut of condo's, so if you are interested in poorly built condo's there are lots to choose from.

If I where coming in now I would look up the coast 2 or 3 hours. It is a different world up there, not Baguio weather, but along the coast it is nice.

As to the original question - costs of living here - that of course depends on how you want to live. We try to keep our expenses down, live a simple life style, but our costs are going up each month. 5000 peso doesn't buy much at SM groceries, Pure Gold, or the palenki.

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