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vigilance with belongings

Posted by saltyAlbatross on 25/5/2017 at 03:13

Do you need to be on your guard much while in the Philippines, I've heard of a lot of people getting their belongings stolen ?

Any advice or experience on the matter ?

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Posted by amnicoll on 25/5/2017 at 06:27

yes just like anywhere you visit , but generally Filipinos are kind honest and friendly but like anywhere there are opportunists and those that prey on tourists

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Posted by Jagman on 26/5/2017 at 13:40

In 12 trips to the Phils totaling about 18 months, I've never had anything stolen. I do know of 2 occasions bungalows were broken into, one was a inside job the other unknown. Once on Siargao island I was in a place without an inside slide bolt so I put a very heavy footstool against the door, in the morning it was pushed about 25cm from the door so someone did try but left before taking anything. I now take a small portable slide bolt that I can fit on most doors.
My point is practice basic security, the Philippines is no more likely than any other place.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 26/5/2017 at 18:50 admin

@Jagman - curious on the portable slide bolt - how does that work?

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Posted by Jagman on 18/7/2017 at 13:41

Heres my lock...sorry for the late upload!


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