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Old 14th September 2013, 09:25 PM
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Are we as foreign visitors and expats actually safe anywhere in this country?
This article seems to give rise to the question and makes one wonder if this is Nazi Germany or the tropical paradise we have come to think it is...

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Are we as foreign visitors and expats actually safe anywhere in this country?
This article seems to give rise to the question and makes one wonder if this is Nazi Germany or the tropical paradise we have come to think it is...

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Not sure why this is being questioned as a safety issue!
She was with others, allowed in as guests, who came not as true visitors but as agitators! Personally, I fully support a nation's right to deport such! Wish the US would do the same!
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Not sure why this is being questioned as a safety issue!
She was with others, allowed in as guests, who came not as true visitors but as agitators! Personally, I fully support a nation's right to deport such! Wish the US would do the same!
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As it appears they had lawyers at the ready it does seem there's more to her than being a poor college student in a foreign land. Same can happen in the US...

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As it appears they had lawyers at the ready it does seem there's more to her than being a poor college student in a foreign land. Same can happen in the US...
Just on a guess, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada would have attorneys under retainer for students in foreign countries such as this. If so, then anyone could be picked up just by being in the wrong place or even for no reason at all. Considering that eight others were detained and that this girl was in the process of leaving the country in a few minutes anyway raises serious red flags for anyone traveling here and may, unless there are details not known cause fewer people to come here to live and spend their lives and retirement income.
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Are we as foreign visitors and expats actually safe anywhere in this country?
This article seems to give rise to the question and makes one wonder if this is Nazi Germany or the tropical paradise we have come to think it is...

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Yea it's a human rights issue and just another area that vigilance is required in .... as if a foreigner makes all the difference in a protest, they don't but its backfiring on ( ? ) because now it's starting to make world headlines, apparently before that it's okay and business as usual


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You guys are forgetting one of the axioms!!!! Do not get involved in politics! They are not here to live and stay. They are young, stupid and gullible thinking that they can change the world! Sound familiar???

I think that they would screw this country up even more if they had their way.

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You guys are forgetting one of the axioms!!!! Do not get involved in politics! They are not here to live and stay. They are young, stupid and gullible thinking that they can change the world! Sound familiar???

I think that they would screw this country up even more if they had their way.

just my $.02

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Who? Us? Were we ever that young or stupid? Hahaha. Thats for sure Jon--you make a good point...
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Are we as foreign visitors and expats actually safe anywhere in this country?
This article seems to give rise to the question and makes one wonder if this is Nazi Germany or the tropical paradise we have come to think it is...

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In a very short article the governmet has turned this young girl loose and put her on a flight out of the country. I have a feeling this is one case the government wants to forget. Wonder how long she would have been held if not for the legal team making some noise in her behalf?
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On the contrary I think the Philippines is sort of like the Wild West of the New world, not some fascist country

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Jon, I am a young guy myself (24) but fact of matter is it don't matter your age you just got to mentally prepare yourself for life you will live here. It is best to have your partner family by your side. This is a family oriented country you wont last long without planning 10 steps in advance. Don't come to Philippines without a plan is what I am saying. Nonetheless never get involve in politics anyways it lead to argument wherever you go.



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You guys are forgetting one of the axioms!!!! Do not get involved in politics! They are not here to live and stay. They are young, stupid and gullible thinking that they can change the world! Sound familiar???

I think that they would screw this country up even more if they had their way.

just my $.02

"don't quote me on the exchange rate"
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