They do not have a moral struggle as they ponder whether to take money from your purse or put your cell phone in their pocket.They do it in the time it takes you to get them a fresh cup of coffee from the kitchen.One of the reasons I can walk down main street here in Mactan at 3am is because every legit store down the street is paying for all-night security guards to keep an eye on things all night. I am not kidding, you will see a security guard at every legit business.Starbucks, the pharmacy, the mall (Now, most of them are like any other thief..Now, in the last few years Hollywood has done a bit to improve the area.. Well, back in the mid 90’s it was every bit as grungy as it had ever been.Homeless people everywhere, middle-aged drag queens, sketchy characters all the way around.
They will swear on all that is holy that it wasn’t them and even when caught on video they will say it was someone else.
After witnessing a bum-fight, my middle-son asked, “Here it is almost 20 years later and nothing has changed. The Philippines has a lot of wonderful things to offer, especially if you have the money to enjoy them.
Great beaches, resorts, restaurants, romantic getaways, adventure and more.
I know a woman who has had her pursed dipped into so many times..
even in her own home, from unscrupulous relatives and visitors it is unbelievable. There is a pervasive mentality among the poor that if they perceive you as ‘rich’..it’s okay to steal from you because, ““.
They will honestly steal anything not nailed down..