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Philippines: Safe? Not Safe?

Safety questions and concerns about living and traveling within the Philippines.


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  1. Snakes of the Philippines 1 2 3 4

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  2. Mindanao - Travel there, or no? 1 2 3 4 7

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  3. Allowing Foreigners to Carry Guns 1 2 3 4 16

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  4. Protection.. 1 2 3 4 10

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  5. Another foreigner killed 1 2 3 4 7

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  6. Heads up guys 1 2 3 4 6

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  7. Green Snake ID?

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  8. Motorcycle stolen. 1 2 3 4

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  9. To wear or not to wear nice clothes... 1 2 3

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  10. Collapsible Batons, Legal Or Not?

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  11. Any Foreigners living here? 1 2 3 4

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  12. American murdered in So Leyte 1 2 3

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  13. Harassment in Colon 1 2 3 4 5

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  14. terrorist attack in Cebu 1 2 3 4 6

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  15. How safe do you feel living in the Philippines 1 2 3 4 5

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  16. Mindanao: We dare not travel there! 1 2 3 4

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  17. Bislig 1 2

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  18. Heckler & Koch MP7

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  19. Rules for Staying Safe in the Philippines 1 2 3 4 5

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  20. Snake under my step 1 2 3 4 5

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  21. Just Released from the Police Station 1 2 3 4

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  22. What is state of lawless violence?

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  23. Locked Up Abroad 1 2

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  24. Nocturnal disturbance 1 2 3

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  25. Another "Hey Joe!" Incident... 1 2 3 4 5

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  26. Stun Gun 1 2 3 4

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  27. Global Murder Rates By Country 1 2 3

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  28. Travel from Cebu city to Southern Leyte 1 2 3

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  29. Parking Lot Scam 1 2

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  30. Trouble on a private jeepney 1 2

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  31. Traveling Alone 1 2 3 4

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  32. Crime in Philippines increasing. 1 2

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  33. crime victim! 1 2 3 4

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  34. LRT and MRT in Manila

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  35. Travelling around phili on my Baby 1 2 3

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  36. Are we next? 1 2 3

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  37. How safe and secure do you feel? 1 2 3 4 5

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  38. Schools In Cebu

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  39. 50 pesos anyone? 1 2 3 4 5

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  40. Still Have To Hand $5 To Manila Customs Guys? 1 2 3 4

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  41. Crime in manila vs cebu

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  42. JOLO 1 2 3

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  43. Marawi 1 2

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  44. Security situation on Mindanao 1 2 3

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  45. Foiled Picpocket Attempt 1 2 3

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  46. Philippines, getting safer? 1 2 3 4

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  47. General Santos safe?

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  48. Travis Kraft burgled in Manila 1 2 3

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  49. Attempted Theft in Manila 1 2 3

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  50. Safety Concerns 1 2 3 4

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  51. Vigilante Justice 1 2 3 4

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  52. Vice Mayor Assasinated in Villaba, Leyte 1 2 3

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  53. Spiders

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  54. Philippine Murder Rates Compared 1 2

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  55. Pickpocket stabs Aussie in Bacolod 1 2

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  56. Malaria? 1 2

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  57. Dumaguete has become a war zone, again. 1 2 3

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  58. Pick Pockets In Jeepneys 1 2 3

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  59. safety tips for jolo travel 1 2

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  60. native dogs 1 2 3

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  61. Safety in the Philippines 1 2 3

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  62. Watch for Slashers 1 2

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  63. Securing Items in your Apartment 1 2 3

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  64. luxury apartments

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  65. Cebu Rapidly Becoming Less Safe ? 1 2 3

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  66. The Restaurant Scam.... 1 2

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  67. Careful in Taxis in Manila

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  68. Taxi Safety - advice please 1 2

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