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Not often mentioned dangers and things to watch out for in the Philippines   1) Giant cockroaches 2) Rats 3) Snakes 4) Loud neighbors 5) Loud chickens 6) Loud dogs 7) Loud dogs with fleas, rab

These dangers rarely if ever get mentioned anywhere so I must warn people here about them. I am not a lawyer so this is based on hearsay - nothing below is legal advice. Here we go: 1) In the Philipp

well to me and quite a few other readers it appears to be mostly "heresay" as you yourself stated. everything you posted is simply rehashed stuff that's been posted ad-nausea...no revelations and to b

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Where, exactly, did this come from? 

I do have a question, where is the history involving these two cases: 
 

Just being alone in a room with a minor who is not your blood relative is a criminal offense. Even if it is your stepchild, you should apparently go and get a letter from the Department of Social Services. On Brit who was old was framed like that. The neighbor wanted to shake him down and sent in a 12 year old daughter to sweep his room. She then accused him of molestation and he was arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A lawyer from Australia flew in and defended him and got him acquitted.

 
 

6) The "Get out of my office, you're fired!" can get you killed. This is very humiliating and they don't take kindly to being put down in public like that. A German boss who did that to his staff had a visitation by a motorcycle hit man and he's still dead.

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Having said all that, if you are a genuinely good person, not arrogant and you speak the local language well and build a reputation of being respectful and a member of the community, the people there will protect you and not harm you. But it takes time.

ha after everything you wrote here ( and lets be honest there is a whole lot more to right about all sorts of stuff.. like for instance you can be sued for imagined insults... yes that is right imagined) for u to say that scares the shit out of me...

 

Lately there has been a large anti-foreigner push in this country and it is not good for us.

This is not a country I would live in long term ( population is about to be 50% teenagers in the next few years)....

You also forgot to mention we have no rights here... none... diddly squat..... if u are hit by a local in your car... you are to blame..( we all know this happens, so do not tell me it doesn't)

No one here at all takes any responsibility for anything at all... ever.

A very small percentage of foreigners do bad things in this country.... most do nothing but good things... funny we never here about the good things.

Locals get jealous... very easily.. very quickly... over things we can never understand.

I had a mate that ran a water project... brought students to teach children after school activities and a whole bunch of other stuff for the local area all out of his pocket... yet the locals did not like him.... because he was an asshole????... no because he did not donate his old clothes to people in the barangy.

 

Oh and last and not least.... filipino's remember everything.... u might be living here for 15 years.... and all of a sudden someone tries to kill u for some insult or something u said in passing 14 years ago.....   

I could go on and on and on..........   but It is all here in these here forums......     are u sure u still want to live here?

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To the O/P: You need to get permission from that forum, to have that information posted here. I just followed a link that was embedded in your post back to it. 

 

If / When they come a callin' and want this gone, it will be done. You copies this, word for word, from that forum. Please do not do that in the future, without posting that you have expressed written permission to do so. 


Oh, whomever originally wrote that, wrote it to apply to Tagalog land, not Cebu or elsewhere in the Visayas. "patawad po" is tagalog, no Cebuano. If you were to say that to a Cebuano, they may very well understand it. But, to be more respectful to them, speak in Cebuano.

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Not often mentioned dangers and things to watch out for in the Philippines

 

what are you trying to say....?...  :rofl:

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what are you trying to say....?... 

 

It's more fun in the Philippines!  :yahoo:

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Some guys who sell cigarettes and chewing gum

 

so I shouldn't buy my Viagra from a street vendor...?... :ROFLMAO:

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In places such as Cebu, indeed, some Filipinos have memories like elephants. Many Filipinas and Filipinos remember stuff about me which I have forgotten a long time ago. Some Filipinos still know my name although I have long forgotten theirs. I think this is the island mentality... some people just don't have much stuff going on so they'll remember stuff that I simply can't remember because it wasn't important to me. This is something to think about. Becareful what you say, how you behave and with you hang out with, they'll remember that.

Also you should know that Filipinas and Filipinos gossip alot. The deeper you go in the provinces, the more gossip. They really don't care about the truth, the more gossip the more the stories change.

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5a) Giving money to beggars is apparently illegal, too. Just say "patawAd po" and keep walking. Do not yell at them. I don't know about giving food. I've always bought food for them and homeless kids, but you never know what they can accuse you of.

 

Tourist police are eveywhere in Burgos St in Makati but I question their usefulness

 

What I hate is that they make no effort to STOP the same kid beggars from hassling foreigners and trying to get into their pockets

 

Most newbies will give them coins to get rid of them (illegal)  or yell at them or push them if they try to pickpocket (illegal)

 

 

 

hey I do feel sorry for them but a lot of them work for gangs 

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Where, exactly, did this come from? 

 

I do have a question, where is the history involving these two cases: 

 

 

 

There was a book' Sentenced to Death" and it was at the National Book store on sale several years ago.  The first case was described in it. The second- happened to a friend of a friend.

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To the O/P: You need to get permission from that forum, to have that information posted here. I just followed a link that was embedded in your post back to it. 

 

If / When they come a callin' and want this gone, it will be done. You copies this, word for word, from that forum. Please do not do that in the future, without posting that you have expressed written permission to do so. 

Oh, whomever originally wrote that, wrote it to apply to Tagalog land, not Cebu or elsewhere in the Visayas. "patawad po" is tagalog, no Cebuano. If you were to say that to a Cebuano, they may very well understand it. But, to be more respectful to them, speak in Cebuano.

I was the author and the one who posted it on that other forum. I just wrote it a couple of days ago.

 

Should I say "Pasayloa ku" in Cebuano? What should I say?

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i say most of the stuff stated by the op only happens to tourist.... once living here you gain friends and connections ... 

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I find some of the comments in the OPs post very strange. The locals around here shout at each other in daily conversation. Even if they are a meter away from each other they are loud enough for the whole barangay to hear. Being insensitive enough to use speakers or mikes any any hour regardless of how it might iconvenience someone else is a national pastime. As for giving money that last boy I refused outside Robinson's waved 1000 me and told me to F off.

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I find some of the comments in the OPs post very strange. The locals around here shout at each other in daily conversation. Even if they are a meter away from each other they are loud enough for the whole barangay to hear. Being insensitive enough to use speakers or mikes any any hour regardless of how it might iconvenience someone else is a national pastime. As for giving money that last boy I refused outside Robinson's waved 1000 me and told me to F off.

most of the laws in the Philippines are only enforced if they think they can get money out of you. Foreigner = money

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