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Discussion in '☋ General Chat ☋' started by carl, May 30, 2008.

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  1. carl

    carl DI Member

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    hello everyone . i just joined the site . i am just looking for information on dumaguete and surrounding areas . is it safe for americans to live there . are there alot of NPA in the area that have to be paid off. i am married with 2 children and i just want to know if dumaguete is safe . any info would be appreciated . thanks alot . ....Carl
     
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    Rhoody DI Forum Luminary

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    Welcome to DI,

    If you read through the forum and the content-sites you will make up your own opinion if it is safe or not. Enjoy, thousands of interesting posts about living here.

    Also goog to look a the EXPAT-section

    cheers

    Rhoody
     
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    my kids do just fine here and have for the past 10+years ---( daughters now 12,14 and 16)
    its safer than living in Tampa or pretty much anywhere else in the USA , IMO
     
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    jellyfish DI Forum Patron

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    it depends

    It depends Carl, if the respective Americans behaves correctly :D :smile:
    Welcome to the forum btw.
    I'm European but I don't believe that it differs which continent you're from. As long as you behave as a good visitor in another country there are no problems to forsee.
    I don't imply here corruption and bureaucracy and Karaoke noise :D
    But that was not your question: It's quite safe IMHO.
    I feel safer here than in a lot of cities in my home country (the Netherlands).
    Are you married with 2 children or with 1 wife ? (just kidding :D Hope you don't mind)
     
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    archon_manofsteel DI Forum Adept Blood Donor

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    If Dumaguete is not safe, I would be the first one to discourage you. hehe! :D Welcome to the forum carl! :smile:

     
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    RHB DI Senior Member

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    NPA activity is well, limited mostly to the mountains,( and then towards the southern most end of Negros) inaccessable to most foreigners anyway. It is, shall we say a cat a mouse game between the PNP and the NPA, normally there are not too many conflicts, the city is completely free of any hostilities. Dumaguete is a safe haven as well as most adjoining communities. Foreigners to my knowledge have not been threatened by any NPA around here. Not like the muslim extremist groups in Mindinao that you hear about kidnappings, and these are isolated examples.
    I would worry more about purse snatchers and common theivery. But not to say this is a big issue either.

    Once you are here, you quickly get the picture. Many will advise you, and filipinos will be very protective of you telling you what to be careful of.

    your question is one I think we all asked at least once before comming to the Philippines. The threat to your well being you may have read about (CIA fact sheet) is overstated, in my humble opinion.
     
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    cj04 DI Junior Member

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    Carl, Dumaguete city is really a nice place to stay.. i agree with them, it's up to you how you are going to behave yourself... every country has its own law to follow.

    Mind you, there are lots of foreigner staying in our city even if there wives are not from dumaguete.

    NPA's, are not really on the city... they usually stay in remote area...hehehhe
    just to be joking... the place is peaceful and wonderful.
     
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