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Old 14th February 2015, 06:03 AM
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A word of caution when reporting or acting as witness to unlawful activity. At times, the police or other law enforcement agency can be the main part of the problem rather that the help you expect them to be. This is especially true where drugs are involved and your life can then be worth less than a single peso..
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After all that has been said about the justice system, do you think that you will get your due or property back? More than likely, NOT. If you can't mete out justice on your own then I would suggest stepping out of the scenario and chalk it up to lessons learned.

If there was a growing community problem, for example; robberies or burglaries, the foreigner should engage his filipina wife/gf and pinoy friends to see if they will be willing to address it at the barangay level. If you go to the barangay, you will most likely be perceived as the foreigner who wants to make things like his home country (whether it is true or not). Filipino problems have to be solved by filipinos. Your wife/gf is your advocate. If you can get her to understand your "perceived" issue and she decides to not pursue it, then you should drop it.

Never get into it with a local (right or wrong), you will always lose. I know one kano who is regretting pissing off a powerful Filipino as it may cost him his business or a lot to stay in business.

I also have stopped myself from talking about local bureauacracy issues that we encounter as there is no way to change them and it is THEIR way of doing it.

If the problem is drugs, steer clear at any cost. There are a lot of police involved in it (even if just being paid to look the other way). You cannot trust the Police to be fair, impartial or not corrupt.
I lot of wise words there ...

I quote the situation of a Canadian who pointed out some wrong stuff in Philippines

The few few comments are 'who the h*ll are you to tell us how to live .... ' followed by 'go back foreigner .. '

And the fellows begging his love for Filipinos including his wife only made things worse .. with retorts like 'you are a foreigner come here to destroy our women ... ' etc etc ..

And even in the case of a fil-am commenting on how horrible Filipinos behave in Singapore or HK wasn't taken lightly ... including 'you have no right to destroy our good name...'

Fly under the radar .. if you want to live a long life in Philippines!!!!
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I kept assuring her that it is only a phone and we have insurance on the device
Just out of curiosity, where did you get the insurance for the phone?
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I lot of wise words there ... Fly under the radar .. if you want to live a long life in Philippines!!!!
Very good advice. My Wife is constantly telling me "DeadNa" Which to those who don't understand means more or less to Mind Your Own Business. I've found the best way is to just let most things float on by, also helps maintain sanity if you don't get too excited about stuff. LOL.

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Very good advice. My Wife is constantly telling me "DeadNa" Which to those who don't understand means more or less to Mind Your Own Business. I've found the best way is to just let most things float on by, also helps maintain sanity if you don't get too excited about stuff. LOL.

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I think it means dead topic. Dead na means Patay na. Maybe her way of saying enuff

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Very good advice. My Wife is constantly telling me "DeadNa" Which to those who don't understand means more or less to Mind Your Own Business. I've found the best way is to just let most things float on by, also helps maintain sanity if you don't get too excited about stuff. LOL.

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It's DeadMA It means she has her "reject all" force field ON. (DEADMA SHIELD ON!)
Whatever you do or say will not affect her super powers.

My advise, just let her be.
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It's DeadMA It means she has her "reject all" force field ON. (DEADMA SHIELD ON!)
Whatever you do or say will not affect her super powers.

My advise, just let her be.
Lol too funny
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Just out of curiosity, where did you get the insurance for the phone?
Let me answer this based on my experience. Major telecommunications companies offer insurance on their prime gadgets.
Globe telecom calls it Gadget Care. It's a comprehensive insurance protection on almost everything provided you pay a premium and submit a police report when claiming benefits.

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Let me answer this based on my experience. Major telecommunications companies offer insurance on their prime gadgets.
Globe telecom calls it Gadget Care. It's a comprehensive insurance protection on almost everything provided you pay a premium and submit a police report when claiming benefits.
Yeah I was curious if he did that (and how much it costs) or if he used the insurance thats offered by credit card companies when you buy something on the card or a 3rd option I wasnt aware of.

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