Manila Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. General Safety

    Been to Philippines some times now and two things happen to me, that could have caused trouble. This September i was walking in SM city in Cebu. Inside the mall, a VERY beautiful woman approach me,...

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  • 2. Airport/Security Checks

    I travel through Manila's international airport - Terminal 1 - regularly on business travel. Twice in the last two months I have had valuables stolen from my checked bags. I am not sure who to contact...

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  • 3. Health and the Weather

    More and more places are becoming smoke free zones including Rizal Park as the sign warns you. Violators will face heavy fines so don't light up your cigarette while visiting the park. first offence...

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  • 4. BEWARE OF TAXIS, USE THE METER

    Another bad experience occurred on our recent trip to Manila so i just thought that i would warn others about it. Recently we arrived at the domestic airport...

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  • 5. TAXI RIP OFFS

    Recently i was in Makati and hopped in a metered taxi to Malate, but after a few minutes he was passing Terminal 3 which was 3 kms in the wrong direction. He...

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  • 6. TAXIS AT TERMINAL 3

    Last week i arrived at T3 and was in a rush to get to Makati so i thought i would check out the airport taxis but they wanted 600 peso for a ride that goes 100...

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  • 7. money changers

    Be very creful when changing money, particularly in Ermita, where they can short change you. In my 20 yrs in Philippines i have heard of several rip offs. If...

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  • 8. STREET PEOPLE

    In Manila there are many people living on the street and you will be constantly pestered by children and adults begging. Although i feel sorry for those...

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  • 9. Security: basic advises

    Manila suffered from a very bad reputation in terms of security, but the reality is far better from feedbacks I've got before. So, please, don't be paranoiac...

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  • 10. Impromptu Cabbies

    Anywhere that people congregate and need to utilize taxis, there will be people there using their personal vehicles to rip you off.... I mean, take you...

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  • 11. Save some money Php for the airport departure tax

    Don't spend all your $$ before you arrive the airport, you need to pay 750Php before you get to the immigration office, you need to present your boarding pass...

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  • 12. Pollution due to urbanization

    You may find some places in Manila where pollution is kinda unbearable. It's best to visit those places at night since lesser vehicles travel by that time,...

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  • 13. Pick pockets

    If your planning to visit a crowded place like wet markets and you don't know your destiantion very well, be sure you have someone with you who is familiar with...

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  • 14. Watch out the flying golf balls

    While you take a walk over Intramuros, you will see signs like "Beware of flying golf balls" since there is a golf course located just there. It is better to...

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  • 15. Young white girls

    Generally, in the Philippines, usually depending which island/area you are in, it is dangerous for white women to be on the streets alone, especially at night....

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  • 16. ATM Machines

    Cash Money! Money! Money!- As I found out the hard way, not all ATM's are not geared for most all credit cards and ATM cards. I use Visa and found it difficult...

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  • 17. Corruption of the police.

    This is common sense but I feel you have to know. Although I haven't personally had this issue, I have been warned about an increasing problem of local police....

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  • 18. Away from townhouse hostel manilal

    this hostel is run by same owner of casa camilla boracay which boasts about worst reputation in all budget accommodation in boracay(check casa camilla)we stayed...

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  • 19. NEVER ON A SUNDAY!!!

    It's a totally bad idea to go to the SM Mall of Asia on Sundays! The whole mall is knee deep in people that it negates the whole concept of relaxing weekend....

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  • 20. Taxi and Transport Ripoffs

    Do not get in a taxi without advising that it is a meter trip. If you see no meter, get out. If the doors don't lock, get out. Make sure the meter is working,...

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  • 21. Food

    For muslims travellers , be more aware that some food might seem to be halal but they are not as they use lard or some pork in it. In a nation which loves pork...

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  • 22. the Horse Ride

    it is always nice t o have a horse ride around the walled city especially during a sunny day ..but becareful ...the cart ride is per half hour ( Peso 300 ) and...

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  • 23. Asking for tips in the airport toilet

    The most unpleasant episode in the Philippines happened in the men’s loo inside the boarding area. The gents near the gates was strangely empty for an airport...

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  • 24. Insect Bites

    Last year I wrote about the necessity of insect repellant, and after getting bit on the eye while I slept, I'm here to stress the importance of it. There's a...

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  • 25. breakdown your money to smaller bills

    i would suggest you to change your money to smaller bills particularly to hundreds, fifties, and twenties.this would be useful when you're using the taxi. a lot...

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