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Is the Philippines Safe To Live? A Philippines Travel Safety Guide For Expats

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The Philippines is a gorgeous country filled with friendly people. But the country continues to make the news for the wrong reasons, making some visitors ask, is the Philippines safe? Yes, this guide details how you can safely travel in the Philippines, where not to go, common scams, and what you should avoid.

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Very enlightening indeed, I am considering a visit to one of the Philippine Islands but NOT any that have been mentioned in the above article


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Which islands were you planning on visiting?

If you need some recommendations, here is my list of the Top 10 places to live in the Philippines.


   
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Are you a Filipino? You have detailed information about the Philippines. Thanks.


   
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(@marco-expat)
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Hi Vanz,

You are correct. I am a dual citizen, born in the Philippines, moved to the US, then moved back to the Philippines for early retirement. I'm glad you found the information on the Philippines useful. Let me know if I can help in your research.

Cheers,

Marco


   
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What becomes of Filipinos that are unable to sing? Are they banished to a remote island re-singing camp or other dire fate?

All kidding aside, I have always found Filipino people to be the warmest, kindest and most welcoming individuals in the world. While every place has its challenges, I personally feel safer when visiting the islands than I do within my home in the US. There just seems to be more respect there as a whole; something often missing here today. To visit the islands is like turning back the clock 50 years in how individuals interact. The older I become, the more those subtle nuanced qualities of how we as family, friends and guests are received are noticed, treasured and practiced.

If these words somehow touch something within yourself, visit and be amazed.


   
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Hahahaha...as the only person in my entire extended family who can't sing or play a musical instrument, I was banished from attending family events 🙂

The friendliness of the locals and the ability to build a natural social circle is something that separates the Philippines from nearly all other Southeast Asian countries. I found Thais, Cambodians, and Vietnamese also to be very friendly compared to the US but lacking a common language and shared culture made it exponentially more challenging to make "real" friends. With most Filipinos speaking English, the Philippines makes building a social circle nearly effortless, and having a solid group of friends makes a place feel like home.


   
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