You might be asking the question-
- How safe is the Philippines?
- What are the murder statistics like in the Philippines?
- Police reports on crime in the Philippines?
- How does crime in the Philippindees compare to the US, UK or Canada or Australia?
The crime statistics for the Philippines are out and things are looking sick. In fact, the crime statistics show what a disaster law and order is in the Philippines and just how lawless Filipino culture is and the fact no one really cares about anything – neither the country, its people or the rubbish they throw into the environment! Statistics were released by the Philippine National Police or PNP as its commonly called show:
- Murders are at a record high (who knows, gun control has increased and statistics may be less than once was)
- Break and entry at sickening highs
- The list goes on….
Why are the PNP releasing bad country crime statistics when Duterte has come into power? Why are the PNP coming out now after all this time when it was said Davao was safe etc.
Im sure the whole country is looking sick. People dying in hospitals needlessly, car accidents, prostitution and drugs. Just looking at the break and entry statistics, the B&E’s are shocking (some areas on a rate per 100,000 people for theft is 6% – those are the reported statistics, how about the unreported crimes!).
The country with the sweetest, kindest people in the world 🙂 also have some of the worst people in the world – and the percentage of bad apples
in this country will shock you.
Many foreigners coming to the Philippines think that they are safe. The newbies are bedazzled in the so-called and often self-styled “sweetest, kindest people on earth culture” and a culture so proud of itself driven by the Church values. This is bullshit, well, in part. To a large degree the Philippines is safe if you keep arms length from Filipinos, don’t enter into financial arrangements with them, keep hungry leeches like family members at bay and stay away from any former police or army personnel who may have served in Mindanao.
As you live longer in the Philippines you will come to realise that Filipinos are largely self-centred, narcassists, focused around themselves and their own needs and will harass the fuck out of you to get their means to an end. Many if not all put themselves first. This is largely stemming from their lack of education, lack of jobs, lack of opportunity, lack … lack … lack…. Lacking budget, out of stock and so the mantra goes on that when opportunities are presented they will resort to anything, lies, cheating, estafa, swindling, theft and even murder to get what they desire.
Unfortunately, the broad brush label of Filipinos as scammers get used, someone asking for money, lying and cheating you as discussed in this forum cannot be quantified in a statistic. It’s impossible and many long termers living in the Philippines who know what the scene is after having been burnt by Filipinos twice, thrice or many times feel FRUSTRATED at trying to explain to outsiders, newby foreigners, people living in other countries what Filipinos can be like. FUCK ITS FRUSTRATING as most people who have never been to the Philippines say – “not all can be like that, surely?” I guess thats why this blog was built – to express the frustration that cannot be otherwise expressed through statistical and scientafic means like the PNP statistics.
Well trust me, not all spastics are spastic. But a spastic in the 98% of cases is a fucking spastic. You have to hang around spastic people to understand them. As one person said to a question “how do you find living in the Philippines” the guy answered “I grew up with a retarded brother so it’s no problem”. Point being, when you can’t quantify EXPERIENCE of living in a spastic culture, surrounded by spastic people, trying to explain to the outside world is FRUSTRATING.
There is no valid statistical evidence that reveals what liars, deceptive and misleading cheating arseholes Filipinos can be.
At last! Statistics – Real e’fen Stats That Filipinos Should Be Ashamed Of!
What I can tell you however is REAL RAW FACTS – The Philippines is a KILLER COUNTRY. It appears Filipinos have had a gutful of murder, rape and crime and elected Duterte to be president. They have literally bypassed the church and its teachings of “thou shalt not kill” in favour of a murderous and hard-hitting approach to dealing with crime.
Take note at these statistics –
- Past travel insurance statistics showed that the country Australians were most likely to get murdered in was the Philippines.
- Over 100 Punjabi / Indian money lenders killed in a five-year period in the Philippines. Many get killed, in excess of four in a month in this article.
- Jealousy drives a lot of murders.
- Many Koreans have been killed and South Korea issued warnings to its nationals about travelling in the Philippines. This is in addition to the kidnappings that happen in Manila, Mindanao of Koreans by Police and department officials themselves.
- This article doesn’t even touch on the over 115 people currently held by kidnappers. This is a fraction, compared to unreported cases where people have been kidnapped in the Philippines and the ransoms paid and the police not involved. In some cases, the police are involved with the kidnappers. Kidnapping happens not just in Mindanao but also in Manila. Look up the amount of kidnapping cases of Koreans in Manila where cops are in fact the ones doing the Kidnapping. I’m not even touching on the countless cases of cops extorting money from foreigners in Angeles City. Search that as well!
People largely don’t talk about the murders in the Philippines. They live in their compounds and nothing happens therefore, doesn’t affect me, why worry? Well, The press is 100% owned by Filipinos given the laws around media ownership. How can the press be considered free when the number of journalist murders in the Philippines ranks amongst the highest in the world?
Tourism keeps a lid on stats. The Philippines wouldn’t like these stats going out to the world!
There hasn’t been any decent reliable statistics. Given the struggling countries reliance on tourism, I think they would want to push a lot of the statistics under the mat and forget about it. As Filipinos do, they love to bury hard issues they cannot handle and deal with or are highly embarrassing to the country.
Mindanao Bob says Davao is safe. Everyone has been on about Davao’s safe city status. Its all bullshit. There seems to have been some error. Why have recent statistics shown that Davao’s murder rate is worse than Los Angeles, South Africa, Chicago, Mexico or the US?
Davao has a so-called “safe city” status yet its murder rate is 71 people per 100,000!
People, largely Filipinos generally take a small bit of information and magnify the statements without asking – what made up the “safe city” survey?
Some people have even declared this tag as “hogwash” such as this article. Mindanao Bob took the survey as gospel. I would have thought a guy making and selling reports would have known better to take anything stated by Filipino’s with a grain of salt until verified independently.
There has never been really a breakup and analysis of the safe city statistics. I can never find a real comparative discussion, just people regurgitating gospel so to speak and requoting the mantra that Davao is safe. In a large part, I found Davao safe in the city but tell that to the Canadians who got kidnapped just off Davao at Samal? Fighting and clashes between rebels and police or military does happen on the edge of the city. Why the fuck would you want to live in a city and be held prison to the city and not be able to go to the country side and not feel safe?
There are many surveys – unfortunately Davao doesn’t even rate a mention on many.
Why was Davao considered for the survey anyway? Is it because of some vested interest to promote, I mean, there are many other cities that could be put into the list.
The feeling test – It never happened to me, therefore ….
Mindanao Bob sells reports about the safety in Mindanao. A lot of people compare other countries to “what feels” – I never got robbed, therefore, its safe because I used common sense. But don’t forget there are many others out there in different situations in the Philippines. Mindanao Bob is in ONE SITUATION. There are other guys who are in OTHER SITUATIONS. You cant apply a one blanket fits all approach to every foreigner in the Philippines when it comes to safety. Most foreigners find trouble when they deal with Filipinos when entering a Filipinos bubble (this is worth reading). Most problems are centred around being fleeced for money, having a scammy Filipina, being slowly sucked dry financially and someone who is married and under the screws of a jealous pinay may not experience or get into a nasty situation as many foreigners have encountered.
Bloggers and spreaders of the Filipino bullshit mantra
The other trap is to hear what these bloggers say. Apart from the test of “looks ok, feels ok, never had a problem therefore its safe” test is that people LOVE to make comparisons with THEIR EXPERIENCES overseas OR what they read online.
- HOLIDAYING IN A COUNTRY IS DIFFERENT TO LIVING IN A COUNTRY. living in the country is at the coal face of dealing with government, hooking up services, going about daily business that you wouldnt otherwise do from a hotel.
- LOCAL PAPERS REPORT DIFFERENTLY TO INTERNATIONAL PAPERS.
- WHAT IS REPORTED IN A LOCAL PAPER MAY NOT APPEAR ONLINE.
- WHAT IS REPORTED ONLINE, IN A LOT OF CASES DISSAPEARS FROM GOOGLE IN 6 TO 12 MONTHS.What is most annoying is generalised statements without fact, such as:
Things can’t be as bad as LA – (sorry they are worse in the Philippines by a mile!)
Things can’t be as bad as the US. – (sorry the US has much lower murder rates than the Philippines).
You get that everywhere, even London
It happens all over the world
But in Thailand, there was an earthquake and Tsunami and people were killed.
What the fuck. Stop. Stop generalising and comparing and catastrophizing the situation.
This is real. The statistics show, the PHILIPPINES IS A MURDEROUS COUNTRY.
Something is wrong…. SERIOUSLY WRONG!
The break and entry statistics are shocking and need to be dealt with in another article. This article focuses on murder in the Philippines and murderous the country is.
The first step is to stop generalising – don’t use the statement “it happens all over the world”, “it cant be as bad as America”.
I have been in the Philippines over a decade and can tell you. As a foreigner I feel safe but take necessary precautions. For many Filipinos some live in complete fear. The rule is “you don’t piss off a Filipino”. Life is cheap. Recently they started offering 50,000 pesos (over $1,000) to kill criminals and 5,000 pesos for a wounding. This was extended to both police and citizens to do the nasty job of liquidating criminals. The other thing is you can get hitmen to do your work for you reasonably cheaply. I have seen quotes in the papers that amounts of as little as $200-$250 when converted is payable to “guns for hire”.
Have a look at the table below. The murder rates are broken down to a rate per 100,000 people. Some areas in past years, I have calculated higher, near 100 to 120 murders per 100,000 people.
What is the clean up rate in the Philippines. Let me be real. Its very low. Normally, money drives the solving of cases
|RATE PER 100,000 POPULATION|
|General Santos, Philippines||71|
|Venezuela, South America||62|
|Mexico (country wide)||15.7|
As you can see the Philippines ranks has one of the highest rates of murders in the world – In fact THE HIGHEST. The statistics for murder in the Philippines is worse than Thailand AND THE US. Snoop dog, Notorious BIG, Puff Daddy and all the crips and bloods eat yer hearts out, take a look at Cebu in comparison to Chicago or Mexico or South Africa!
Show us some pinoy pride – your fucking countries murder rate is nearly 6 times that of Chicago!
Ok, Ok …I have felt safe in the Philippines. In fact I have travelled throughout the Philippines and felt reasonably safe all around the country. I use “reasonably” lightly in areas I have had the vehicle attacked by a mob of 20 guys in Tondo and travelled into rural areas of western Mindanao as well as into slums at 3am in the morning around drug dens, in between people in dark alleys and smoking shabu etc. Stupid you may say – YES, but also I am seasoned enough to feel and comfortable in these areas. I have gotten out of situations as soon as the energy changed and I could feel the “get the fuck out” buzzer going off – I read vibrational energy very well but would not advise people to do that. 100-250 pesos in pocket, a cheap mobile phone and ID is about all i carry.
Lastly, theres one muscle in the brain you have to exercise when in the Philippines. That’s Common sense. Unfortunately, the place doesn’t go too well for nice people and Filipino’s love to latch onto nice people like leeches. Be careful, that’s all I can say and this is where I concurr with Mindanao Bob – use common sense.
Sources used for statistics – Wikipedia