Living in Bacolod as a expat - Page 4

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Asia > Philippines Expat Forum

Philippines Expat Forum The Philippines Expats Forum is dedicated those individuals that have chosen to make Philippines their new home. This forum is an ideal place for Expats now living in Philippines to meet and discuss all aspects to their new way of life.

Like Tree5Likes

Living in Bacolod as a expat - Page 4


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 20th July 2014, 08:39 AM
Asian Spirit's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 6,008
Rep Power: 545
Asian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond reputeAsian Spirit has a reputation beyond repute
4099 likes received
5087 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in philippines.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mookie12 View Post
I'd like to know if there is a storage facility for storing household goods while i'm away for a year or so.
That's something that I too had need of several years ago when I went back to the States. Never could see anything advertised anywhere.
But since then and all the years I have been here I came to realize it would not be possible to have or use such a thing here in the islands. There is so much crime and theft here that it would be impossible to keep safe. Hiring security for you unit would be useless as you would then have to hire security to guard the other security guards etc.
Even people having a decent house that is locked up tight end up getting ripped off while gone either by unknown or family getting in to take what they want.
It really is a whole different ballgame living here.

__________________
https://www.lds.org/young-women/reso...es/yw-logo.pngHusbands love your wives well! Your children are watching how you treat her.
You are teaching your sons how they should treat women and you are teaching
your daughters what they should expect from men..

Be part of Flight Aware Free




-------------------------------------------------------------------
Visit Expat Forum on Facebook too...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #32 (permalink)  
Old 20th July 2014, 10:56 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: WA State
Posts: 67
Rep Power: 0
PogiBaby is on a distinguished road
70 likes received
54 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in philippines.
Default Mambukal

Quote:
Originally Posted by GetnShort View Post
Hi all....I'm new to this site & tell you the truth new to forums as well so forgive me if I 'stumble around' this site a little at first.
Anyhow I am planning on visiting Bacolod & that area in Feb or so & wanted to try to find expats that might meet as a group there once in a while. I've been to the east side of the Philippines a couple years ago but didn't really care for it much so I wanted to get some insight on the Bacolod area & there's no better way to do it than over a beer or two :-).
I traveled to the Philippines with someone the last time & had no issues (dress poor & people ignore you :-) ). Is it is wise to travel solo to Bacolod & the nearby area?
Anyhow the real reason for this first post is to try to make some contacts in Bacolod so anyone that likes beer & English is their first language chime in.
Please let me know if there is a better place in the forum to put this kind of post.
I didn't stay in Bacolod, just visited through the day. I recommend visiting Mambukal resort. It was nice and has hot springs. Sounds good to me as I'm nice and cold today in a rainy Baguio. It is very cheap to stay there, too. I was told that there are a lot of rebels in the mountains on that island, but doubt it is much of a problem in the city.. but you might want to be careful if you are wandering around by yourself.

Have fun!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #33 (permalink)  
Old 20th July 2014, 12:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bacolod City
Posts: 331
Rep Power: 138
overmyer is a jewel in the roughovermyer is a jewel in the roughovermyer is a jewel in the rough
233 likes received
62 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in philippines.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PogiBaby View Post

I didn't stay in Bacolod, just visited through the day. I recommend visiting Mambukal resort. It was nice and has hot springs. Sounds good to me as I'm nice and cold today in a rainy Baguio. It is very cheap to stay there, too. I was told that there are a lot of rebels in the mountains on that island, but doubt it is much of a problem in the city.. but you might want to be careful if you are wandering around by yourself.

Have fun!
True, there is an NPA presence on Negros, as on all of the other major islands. True, what NPA are present are primarily hold up in the hinterlands/mountains. False, there are not that many. The NPA's Negros totals amount to about 100-200 total with maybe a third active and armed. The NPA had a couple of major internal ruptures here. The first being a split which resulted in a very large amount declaring themselves independent (now calling themselves RPA) and entering into peace negotiations with the government in exchange for economic aid. They actively assist government forces on Negros in ops against their former NPA comrads. Then the remaining NPA command split in a power struggle. Even so, those active restrict their activities to raiding corporate farms/plantations who decline to pay protection money and hitting (or attempting to hit) remote police outposts in search of weapons. The "risk" is highly overstated!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bacolod/silay/victorias golf martin andersen Philippines Expat Forum 18 30th March 2014 10:22 PM
Expat Moms living in Joburg maliasharpley South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in South Africa 45 17th August 2012 07:17 AM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.