I don't know how many threads in how many forums I did read over the years, where people are mentioning, and complaining, about dogs, Karaoke, roosters,corruption and Pinoy behavior and manners in general. Nothing has changed and nothing will change. Neither you can deal and live with all of this issues, or you can't. If you can you can live in a third world country with all its advantages and disadvantages. Noisy environment, corruption, murder and a non working legal system will be part of your life, as well as warm weather, beautiful young girls, and a lifestyle most of you probably couldn't afford in your home country. If you can't deal with the circumstances of life here, it would be better to leave. Better for you, better for your neighbors, better for everybody. If you try to change things here, you will be constantly disappointed and frustrated. And non successful. And maybe some day you will be a victim of shooting or stabbing. In my opinion the Philippines are far away from being a dream country. It's just a place where you can manage your life. Or not.