What will happen to philippines in the future?

Netherlands
January 29, 2008 1:58pm CST
I never been to philippines for five years now. I heard about bombings, killings and bad things going on. The people protesting against the current president. One of the biggest airline in the world will stop flying there(until last of march this year). The quiet province where I lived is not safe anymore. I like to have vacation there soon. But with all these things going on. I think I'll go to other country for vacation instead. How about you?are you filipino?what can you say about this?
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• United States
10 Feb 08
i think it is all in where you stay. in manila there is a lot of people so you have higher crime and the prices are more on everything my wife went back to Negros Occ. Bacolod City Sum-ag? well she bought her brother a 2to bedroom home..a quiet place away from traffic..but it is on a paved road with good water and near the ocean..for fishing..but my asawa says her brother takes good care of the property for her when we are not there..it depends on the area..crime is not good in parts of the US..but i do think the traffic in Manila and other places could be regulated better..i am a German American and there are more and more foreigners living in the Philippines ..From Europe and Austraila..etc etc.a good place to retire..fresh food daily..no cold weather and people are friendly..there are crooks and robbers everywhere..even in Washington DC
• Netherlands
20 Feb 08
It's nice to hear that. When I'm old I'm going back to philippines to live there for good. I will look at the bright side.
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• United States
20 Feb 08
looking for mussels before the heat of day..it is before the sun comes up in Negros Occ..Bacolod..city of smiles..
• Netherlands
28 Feb 08
I love the tarsiers! they're so cute.
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@rsa101 (18663)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
I guess some news are a bit exaggerated these days. Generally I live here in the Philippines and I find my place still quite peaceful. There are some truth about the present political problems, in economics, and bombing every now and then, but still life goes on in here. If you're planning for a vacation in here and you have some family members still living in here I guess its worthwhile spending some time with them too and maybe help them somehow when you do visit them. I would say there's no place like home. No matter how well you live in other places your hometown and place back home is still the best.
@rdurusan (624)
• Philippines
3 Feb 08
Well,if the present trend will continue in our political and economic life we will be like Africa in the future.I hope it will not happen because we are strong willed persons compared to the Africans,and we have many ofw's helping the economy.
• Netherlands
3 Feb 08
Yes, my family wants to see me. I will visit them soon. I just don't know when. There's no place like home, no matter what happens. You're right.
• Australia
29 Feb 08
Hi, Im from Australia and chose the Philippines for my project. We have to research a country in asia, and its capital city. I have 2 questions that I was hoping you could help me with: 1. What are the future developments for the philippines? 2. How has Manila changed over the decades? If you could reply, it would be a huge help for me! Thankyou
• Netherlands
1 Mar 08
I wish I could help you but I don't have any idea. Sorry. You can ask the filipinos who are still living there. And search on internet all informations you needed. Success and have a nice day.
• Israel
29 Feb 08
well, i have also made up my mind to vacate philipines for the main time.And my business is at stake.Philipines is no more a safe place again. please run for your dear life.
• Netherlands
1 Mar 08
It's sad to hear that.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
10 Feb 08
I am a filipino and still here in this country. Though those mentioned facts are indeed true and I cannot deny, were you simply thinking about those things upon planning to go to this country? Those purpose alone? Family, friends? The whole nine yards?
• Netherlands
20 Feb 08
I'm planning to visit my family and friends soon. I don't know when but I will.
@jimbelle (485)
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
What places in the Philippines you intend to visit?The news you read are blown into big proportion. Philippines is generally a peaceful country with very friendly people. I even live in Mindanao - Cagayan de Oro city in particular . I don't even feel any threat. Mindanao has been tagged as muslim area. But here in the city where I live - there are muslim but they are traders and in business. They are quite friendly and easy to go along with. The news you read do not happen everyday and not in all places at the same time. Those are isolated cases. The media projects or reports "scoop" showing some negative side of the Philippines but the good point of it as a tourist destination is not promoted or enhanced. We still have the beautiful places you used to know and it is even well developed now. You will be awed by its progress. Progress is seen all over cities and towns. Electricity, technology, malls sprouting in big cities of the Philippines. Come back and try to visit the Philippines I assure you it is not what you think it is. It is beautiful, peaceful and festive... the people are the people you still used to know- friendly and happy
• Netherlands
20 Feb 08
I think good and bad things happen all over the world. You're lucky you live in a quite and peaceful place.
@overdosed (231)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
Yes all of those things are happening. But people tend to make an exaggeration of it. A mall gets bombed today, tomorrow it's business as usual. It's unfortunate, but it's not exactly an everyday thing like in Iraq. It happened to be one bad day in the Philippines and after that life moved on. As for the protests, eversince the 1986 EDSA revolution, protesting in the streets has been the hobby of sorts for the left wing. There are some protests that really have a cause, some just plain nuisance already. We change our presidents thru elections or protests. Politics is crazy here ... but then show me a country where the political system made their constituents contented. Most of the people here are sick with the politicking and there are serious issues that needs to be addressed ... but then I don't see any difference with other countries. Economically speaking, it's a mixed story. Some say it improved, some say it didn't. All we know here is we have to work. Depending where your province is, the country is still a safe place amidst all the USUAL political turmoil. If it's in the southern part, well, it was never peaceful there in the first place. Life is hard here, but then when was it ever easier? We're still thankful ... and happy. I will travel but I will still go home here. We're the strong kind of people with just really irritating problems. We can deal with it. :-)
• Netherlands
30 Jan 08
Thanks! bad things happen every now and then. Well, I hope the next president can change our country a better and peaceful place to live. I know, we can deal with it. Thanks again.
• Philippines
18 Jun 11
well.. that's not true.. for your information. the united states of america salutes salutes our police for being responsible in making our country livable ..so that's not true.