Crime

American Arrested After Dispute Over $10

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Cheryl Hawkins Bautista was arrested after an altercation with a police officer in a restaurant in Las Piñas City. The incident began after the American attempted to pay for her meal with a credit card. After the owner informed her the establishment didn’t accept plastic Bautista became belligerent causing the owner to call the police. […]

Advice for Expats

Things (Not) to Do in The Philippines

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Everyone talks about what are the best things to do in The Philippines. “Go to Boracay”, “See the girls in Angeles City”, “Don’t be arrogant” etc etc. For this article, I will do something different. I want to talk about some of the things not to do in The Philippines. Whether you are planning to […]

Crime

Is Manila Safe for Americans?

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Manila Crime Rate Numbers Many tourists and potential expats ask ‘how safe is Manila?’. Let’s start off with the official numbers. The popular statistics website Numbeo gives Manila a crime level score of 67.98 which is designated as ‘high’. In addition the US Embassy designated the city as a HIGH threat location for US Citizens. […]

Crime

My Expat Philippines Horror Story in Oslob

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Cheated by an Oslob Whale Shark We all have one right? An expat horror story in The Philippines. Here is mine story of how I was completely cheated, ripped off, and threatened with arrest detention by WTS Ton Ton Tours aka Whaleshark Travel Services Inc and a corrupt police official. It truly a terrible experience in […]