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Personal safety in the Philippines

Discussion in 'Migrating to the Philippines' started by Sunnyjim, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    If the kidnappers and thief's Don't get you, the crazy traffic drivers
    will. you have more chance of being knocked down than being shot at.
  2. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    Ah yes ... the joys of riding Ceres buses. At over 100 kph. On the wrong side of the road.
  3. Methersgate
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    Methersgate Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Kay's job necessitates her travelling through Metro Manila at very odd hours of the night, because a lot of shoots are done at night in public buildings, such as airports and churches, when the place is empty. She never worries about this, but it gives me litters of kittens!
  4. JohnAsh
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    My wife had a job in Manila, that involved travelling late at night and early in the morning. As a lone female in her early twenties the experience was difficult for her and she gave up that work as a consequence.

    Perv and predator dodging was an issue.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
  5. oss
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    oss Not Here Staff Member

    Ana was at the Korean Embassy in 2007 while it was still in the building at the corner of Gil Puyat and Makati Ave, as she was about to exit the front door at ground level, an armed robbery started bullets flying all over the place, a payroll van was attacked and quite a few bystanders killed.

    Not that hard to get shot at in the Phils, plus she has a bullet wound entry and exit scar that goes from the front to back of her neck from when she was a child, her friend shot her with a rifle that he did not know was loaded.
  6. Jim
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    Jim Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Last week a 16 year old boy was shot twice in the head, drug related and was in the same village im staying at, not the first time either.
    My attorney got plugged 3 times in the chest, he was just about to get wifes lot tittle presented to the judge for exchange.
  7. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh No longer a member

    Yes, Bolton can be a bit like that. :D
  8. blue_acid
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    blue_acid Member Trusted Member

    Does any of you drive or have driven in Manila?
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    Last edited: Jan 15, 2014
  10. Methersgate
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