How safe is your neighborhood?
February 3, 2009 6:34pm CST
My highschool friends visited me last Saturday. We all grew up in the same neighborhood but only one of us has still lives there. When we were teens, it was still safe to walk the streets even if it is already late and I was schocked to learn that nowadays it is no longer to safe to walk in the same streets where we grew up. She said that crime has become so prevalent, and the police and law enforcers are not able to control these elements. The place where I live now is very safe and quiet. But what saddens me is the fact that the neighborhood where I grew up in has already changed. What about you? Has your neighborhood changed already? Is it still safe?
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4 Feb 09
I dont know which area you belong, i mean my place is now safer than before and you can walk down the street with no fear this time. Maybe because of having a correct choice of people to vote. Before our place are dimly lit, garbage is all around, barangay tanod is 24 hours to be seen and people are happier this time. This was apparent only lately after the change of people elected in the barangay. First project was to set new post lamp along the entire road, posting of barangay tanods at night, followed by cleanning of canals, posting of regulations and curfews to children, good management of garbage and not allowing drinking along the street, even walking without shirt is prohibited. It was really very good, if you dont want something happenning in the area, just one call , the whole barangay tanod is there in the area to investigate, my place is now peaceful and its very good. Do you think so?
26 Jul 09
Ours is relatively a confined community. The residence management company is doing a good job. We have respective guards on two shifts for the four buildings. I have not heard of any incidents for a long time. As for the macro environment, downtown is much better than outskirts, the inbetween circle is most likely for thefts, if any.
4 Mar 09
I was told that the place where we grew up is still safe and peaceful. I can still remember where all the kids can gather in the street under the street lights to tell tales. We don't have electricity in our homes those days and all the kids just love to gather for an hour or two for story telling before going to bed. Some of my childhood friends are good story tellers. Our favorite subjects are about ghosts and extra-ordinary happenings which always make us running home scared. IF we are not into story telling, we play hide-and-seek and other children games. The place I was staying right now is safe too. My previous job sometimes require me to leave or come home on wee hours in the morning. I never encountered any problem going to and coming from the main road to our compound. We have curfew in the barangay and the community officials are doing patrol from time to time so it helped make the place safe.
16 Feb 09
The place where I grew up has improved a lot too commercially that is. I am not aware how safe the place since I haven't had the chance to be back there myself. From where I am living right now is pretty safe. Although I have been hearing that it is not safe to walk there at night too. But when I am home I feel pretty secured as the place is far from major roads so it is pretty quiet and calm in there.
7 Feb 09
It's no longer safe. We used to cruse the mall, hang out at Jack in the Box, go to the $2 a carload drive in movies and wander around talking to all the other kids. Basically we were outside all evening. All day to for that matter. Now the mall has security to walk people to their cars after dark. Not only no cruising, but it's not even safe to walk to your car. Jack in the Box plays the mosquito full blast to keep kids away. Adults can't hear it. Only kids can. I haven't a clue as to the movies. Also we used to roam around by the river. It's not safe since they put the bike path in connecting it to the other side. It's horrid.
7 Feb 09
I don't remember much about my neighborhood from when I was a little girl because I only used to visit my grandparents and cousins here. But I do recall visiting relatives across the street even without parental supervision. Things are different now. There are lots of pickpockets and "holdapers" and it's no longer safe to comute especially at night. It's sad, and I blame the people who live in the slums nearby.
• Davao, Philippines
7 Feb 09
The problem of our neighbor is very worst. If ever i am out for a vacation some stole my belongings. I don't have problem regarding peace and order. I can roam around in the community anytime. I am planning to transfer another secure area soon if the funds is enough for home mortgage.