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Your safety in the Philippines

Introduction

Have they been robbed?

No just normal driving!

The recent drug crackdown has results!

Shabu, a slang term for the drug methamphetamine used in Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. Ya ba, also called shabú (Philippines), pills with a mixture of methamphetamine and caffeine prevalent throughout Asia.

Before P (Shabu) or Crystal meth was almost sold openly like fish. Town dwellers say streets were noisy till the late hours as dealers on no muffler motorbikes advertised and sold to the mostly innocent.

Common Sense

Location Location Location!

Avoid pirated areas (some sea areas south), generally out of the south (Mindanao) but some areas of Mindanao are for the careful probably safe like Surigao, but they are still wild! What Westerners consider normal ain’t available.

The justice system here has its moments, so don’t count on it. Justice delayed is justice denied. The violent and persistent drug crackdown is an effective choice, but there are always rotten apples.

Compared to many parts of Asia, the Philippines has a huge advantage, many people speak English and many laws are written in English.

Typical Lax Attitudes

Even when the local Fire Safety Officer had these locked and blocked fire exits brought to their attention ....

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Following these guidelines you are unlikely to get any trouble.

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