City of Manila Warnings and Dangers

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City of Manila Warnings and Dangers

  • General Safety

    Manila Warnings and Dangers

    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, and asked me if i wanted massage. Only 400 peso for 1 hour. But she insisted that the massage should happen in a short time hotel not far from the mall....

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  • Airport/Security Checks

    Manila Warnings and Dangers

    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 about this but I would highly recommend that all valuables remain on your person when traveling through the airport in Manila. There are complaints...

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  • Health and the Weather

    Manila Warnings and Dangers

    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 500-1000 peso fine and 8 hrs community service second offense 1000-5000 peso fine and 16 hrs community work third offence 5000-15000 peso fine.

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  • Transportation Tips to Avoid Fare Rip...

    From the second you walk out that airport until the minute you leave, you will be subjected to "tourist" prices and ridiculously overpriced fares for getting around the city- don't pay them!!!At MNL airport, there is a stand for metered taxis and a stand for regular taxis. Whichever you choose is your choice, but both will try to tip you off. The...

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  • Take a taxi - but take care

    There are 2 risks with taxis in Manila....inside and outside.'Some' taxi drivers will drive off without starting the meter, resulting in them telling you how much they want when you arrive. When you get in, ask the price or ask them to turn on the meter.I had an experience where we told the driver the hotel name and the road it was on, and he said...

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  • Beware of snatchers!

    Please be aware of your surroundings especially when traveling in Divisoria market, Chinatown, Roxas boulevard, Rizal Park, in taking the trains- MRT, LRT 1, LRT2, in Pasay City... or to any place that is too crowded... because it may be too late for you to know that your phone inside your pocket or bag was already gone!also please don't wear any...

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  • Don't be too flashy

    Don't be flashy sometimes coz it will attract pick pockets so please be careful with your things. Just carry enough and leave the unnecessary to your vault.Police stations are everywhere and Barangay halls so if ever you encountered one report it immediately.

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  • Chinatown - NOT worth it!

    When in Manila the locals will tell you that Chinatown is amazing and definitely worth visiting - please don't bother! There is nothing to see except dirty cheap stalls and chaos - it is NOT worth the effort. Also, there are pick-pockets EVERYWHERE - I had my necklace ripped from my neck on Sunday whilst waiting to cross the road in Sta. Cruz....

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  • Don't Be Victimized By Ativan Gang

    I just heard over the radio that the brother of a popular local actor was victimized by the Ativan gang. He was found unconscious, and when he came to, he realized that his wallet and expensive cell phone was stolen.Because of this incident, I thought of forewarning travelers, especially the male foreigners about the Ativan Gang. Their modus...

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  • Put You Money In Separate Places

    1) Never publicly display big bills when opening your wallet to pay for merchandise2)Except when you're going to the malls or other places where you'll need your credit cards, I recommend that you leave your credit cards in your hotel vault and just use a wallet with only enough bills & a separate coin purse for your small change when you go to...

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  • What? There's NO map on the MRT?!

    WHAT?! There's no map on the MRT?You know what? As of 2008, Believe it or not, there's really no map on the Manila MRT! Usually, when you go to a subway station, there's a map of the subway/metro right? Well, I was looking for the map like crazy but I couldn't see one. So I asked this sweet ticket counter girl "Where's the map?" and you know what...

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  • Cops harass Tourists for money

    Cops in Manila Stop tourists at night and control the Passengers if they have ID. Especially around Manila Bay .They harass them and threaten that they will take the person find with no ID to the station, the fine to be of 2500 pesos. The plan is to determine the tourist or their local companion to pay up a minimum of 2000 pesos to get let go. A...

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  • "You Better Watch Out"

    Like any other big city in countries in the world, there are things you might consider to avoid problems/danger. Malate Manila is an area to watch out. There are policemen in uniform who may try to approach foreign nationals and may ask about passports, documents etc. They sometimes ask questions like "what are you doing in the Philippines? Are you...

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  • Robbers! Hold-ups!

    Beware of frequent robberies and hold-ups. Do not venture out alone on foot at night, specially in the outskirts. Stay clear of the jeepneys at late hour, they are often targetted by the robbers, taxis are safer.

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  • Waiting and crowds at airport

    When you are departing from Manila, do go to the Ninoy Aquino Airport at least 2-3 hours beforehand due to lots of waiting because of security checks. You have to queue up to enter the airport as no other people other than passengers are allowed, so get your plane ticket and passport ready for checking. Also, the airport is not very big and usually...

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  • Typhoons and hot weather

    Beware of the typhoon season (usually from June to September) in Manila as this could wreak havoc to your holidays. The typhoons in the Philippines can be deadly causing floods and destruction. Also, the weather can be very hot during certain parts of the year, which happened when I visited in April 2006.

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  • Safety concerns

    When you are in Manila, you have to be careful of your safety especially against pickpockets and theft which can happen especially when the locals spot a foreigner. Try not to wonder around unless you have local friends to bring you around as they know which are the more dangerous places. In order to visit the attractions, you can go for an...

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  • Warning Calesa ride

    A Calesa ride (horse drawn carriage) can be a fun way to see the city. However be careful and make sure the price is well understood and agreed to upon ahead of time. Our driver quoted us a price in Pesos then at the end of the ride tried to collect that amount in US dollars. Be firm and give them only what the ride is worth.

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  • Be aware: Female Only!

    I found this pretty interesting! here on the MRT, they have Female only area, and also Male only area, too! haha I was on the female only area to check if there are really only female! and.. there I found this poor Whte guy wondering why there are only women!! haha was prety funny! men be aware!ah.. there is male only area, too. hmm it will be...

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  • hold on to your bags

    as in every city, danger lurks here too. watch out for pickpockets. be wary when passing through a busy street or place, pickpockets hands are like magicians' they can get to your wallet or open your backpack without u knowing it...

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