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Once in a while, some people come around asking to see the gasul tanks. We never show them, thought they have some sort of ID which appears to be official from the nearby city. In fact, they are sales people wanting to sell a device used to prevent gasul leaks. They pretend to be government officials to gain access...

They'll have everything in pieces and tell you there's a part that has been recalled or isn't within regulations and could cause an explosion, which they can fix for a fee. Your filipina will believe them. Then she'll get embarrassed when you make the scammers put it back together and get out.

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Actually that so you dont meet another woman, or give any of your money to anybody but them

I believe some members have said they knew of a requirement to have foreign residents "register" with the barangay. It may very well be that there is some sort of requirement.   I have lived here

Agree.. I think Filipina's have an unwritten rule about foreigners..  "Possession is nine tenths of the law".  

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Exactly that happened to me with my X, got home and a bunch of what looked like college kids were in the house taking my range and bottle apart, asked them what they were doing and they came up with some lame excuse, told them to stop, put it back and get the hell out...wanted something like 1400 for some gismo....X thought I was rude.....

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Get you ass out of there right now

Dont wait for tomorrow right now

 

Stupid people why they didnt ask for id

 

Goverment could careless where you live no matter if your foreign of not

The best answer to give in philippines if its in regard of a person

 

 

I DO NOT KNOW

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Good advice not to let strangers onto your property. My partner enforces that with our helpers who were the weak link and used to let anyone in who could spin a good tale. Now the rule is no one walks through the gate until my partner or I gives the green light.

 

This applies to foreigners, the Pope, or Jollibee as well. And even if they have ID's, unless I've called the electric company, phone company, etc. for some home service, the door remains locked and wait until the owners come home and they'll answer your questions.

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Get you ass out of there right now

Dont wait for tomorrow right now

 

Stupid people why they didnt ask for id

 

Goverment could careless where you live no matter if your foreign of not

The best answer to give in philippines if its in regard of a person

 

 

I DO NOT KNOW

 

We left for Australia not long after this happened.

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When I first read this I thought it was a community based program for disaster management making sure every one was accounted for but looks like the PNP taking more than a casual interest in foreigners living or staying in the Philippines.

 

It makes me cringe every time you read about some foreigner being arrested or locked up for an offence because inevitably it gives us all a bad wrap. Doesn't matter what nationality these people are they are just bad people who deserve what they get.

 

You know the saying: You reap what you sow.

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In the seven years I have lived in North Mindanao, only once has an official or representative of the US government or US Embassy ever travel to here. That was over six years ago when an American and his wife where arrested here and claimed he was part of the Obama Administration, they left and his butt stayed in lockup. Surigao is one of the safest areas in Mindanao, and this pretty much proves they do not want to step foot on the big island or in any other potential hot spot.

 

I receive regular emails from the US Embassy Warden system and if they wanted expats and visitors to register they would certainly as policy do so through email. They are not going to put themselves in any situation where they can become a potential target. There are no heroes working at the embassy, just arrogant self-serving chair-polishing desk-rat bureaucrats.

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I hit 'quote' instead of 'edit' button, sorry, just a 'Brain fart'.... :paul:

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Doesn't matter what nationality these people are they are just bad people who deserve what they get.   You know the saying: You reap what you sow.
Wow, so no trial or anything, just hang 'em
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Wow, so no trial or anything, just hang 'em

 

 

No, a bullet in the head on the spot. Why should they be afforded better treatment, better than their hostages. Strike terror into a terrorist, and make it so dangerous to support, harbor, or even be near a terrorist that they become shunned by their own. Then relentlessly hound them, hunt them and pound them into just bad memories. This is the only way it will stop. To think otherwise show a weakness in ones intellect.

 

These are not freedom fighters, they are thugs murdering and beheading unarmed defenseless citizens and stealing the lives of other merely for money. Stop the money and then kill them all. That is how you stop it. .

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. Then relentlessly hound them, hunt them and pound them into just bad memories. This is the only way it will stop. To think otherwise show a weakness in ones intellect

 

How effective did you find that in Viet Nam ?

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You need a cedula from Barongay to do transactions, and when you get that and pay your yearly tax P5 for me, they also register you, AT the hall, not your house

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This happens every few years. Many foreigners in Bacong and Valencia have had the barangay at the door asking for this info. They showed up at my gate with a form for me to fill out, but left empty handed. It seems to happen when something has happened locally. Last time it was when there was an 8 year old girl raped and murdered in a sugar field, not far from where I live. Now, we have this entire area on high alert for possible kidnap attempts. There was a thread about it;

 

http://www.livingincebuforums.com/topic/63478-inventory-of-foreigners/

 

inventory of foreigners.jpg

 

There is another thread about it here;

 

https://www.dumagueteinfo.com/board/threads/inventory-of-foreign-nationals.9207/

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I am accustomed to the attitude that there is no such thing as privacy here. In fact, I am luckily a tall person, so when I am standing in some line, it's hard for others in the queue to read what my papers say. Of course, that won't stop them from asking.

 

This sort of "inventory" serves little purpose. Of course, from a strictly demographic view, knowing a lot about the population in a community may be of use. However, just looking at the data being collected, it is meaningless as it is written. For example, Children..... Not stated, but assume it means those living in the household. What if there are children living elsewhere?

 

Surprising that it doesn't have religion listed.

 

Even visa information is misleading. Is this in reference to a visa for the Philippines? If so, why is issuing country necessary?

 

A lot of this identifying information can be used to commit fraud, using the individual's identity.

 

I would not fill in such a document unless I was told exactly the requirement for the data and how it would be protected.

 

The document looks more like it was just created by some bureaucrat trying to please the boss. Just list data points, even if they serve no purpose.

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