Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Discussions about crime and safety for expats living in the Philippines seem to generate big, passionate differences of opinion. Some feel that foreigners are crime targets. This view is supported by many news reports of foreigners being killed, mostly in home intrusions. Others have never experienced crime during their stay in the Philippines, feel very safe, that the dangers are overblown and that it’s safer in the Philippines than their home country. One of the things that amazed me when I first came to the Philippines is that houses, even in very peaceful small places, had steel bars on their windows. Where we lived in Upstate New York, such a thing was inconceiveable. Most people there did not lock their houses and left their keys in the ignition of their cars. Surely, something is different. See our discussion on crime and security at http://goiloilo.com/crime-against-foreigners-philippines/ My experiences in the Philippines have been exceptionally positive. However, we’re building our house in a quite isolated location with no near neighbors. We see that Filipinos with nice houses take security precautions, so we…

Digital photo narrative of our visit to Pandan, Antique Province, Philippines including information on natural and heritage sites, beaches, hiking, festivals, accommodations, hotels, resorts and dining. Our next stop is Pandan, Antique (222KM).  Pandan is one of those communities which has reached the realization that the protection and publicizing of its natural resources and maintaining its attractiveness is a good development strategy.  There’s a municipal tourism office in the middle of town.  We did not get to visit Malumpati Cold Spring Resort .  It appears to be a municipally-owned swimming hole mainly intended for day use, although there may be a cottage available.  You should be able …

Foreigners living in Iloilo …