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What to Do When Apprehended for “Swerving”

When you are a new driver in Metro Manila, and if you’ll get apprehended by an MMDA traffic officer for “swerving”, then you should read this this tip from Crazy Deals. “Swerving” has been the violation (which is NOT) being...
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The Basics in English-Tagalog Lessons

Okay this is the first English-Tagalog tutorial on this website. A good way to learn Tagalog or any language is starting at the basic. Pronunciation (credits to this site): a – like the u in up and cut (in the...
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Metro Manila Terror Update

A suspected bomber was just caught carrying explosives while inside the Super Ferry at the seaport of Cebu City last Friday August 24, 2007. The suspect is only 18 years of age. According to the investigation the suspect came from...
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Terror Watch

Everyone in Metro Manila is advised to be careful every time the Philippine government is in the offensive against the Islamic extremists such as the Abu Sayyaf. These terrorists would do “diversionary tactics” by planting bombs in places frequente...
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Myths about Metro Manila

I grew up in Mindanao and the Visayas, and heard varied commentaries of those who had been to Metro Manila. I believe like any other handed down stories, it may be correct, wrong and a mixed of both. Food prices...
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Text Scam Messages to Avoid While You’re In Metro Manila or Just About Anywhere in the Philippines.

Indications of a text scam: 1. The sender’s number is 11 digits, a number from any Philippine telecom such as Globe, Smart, Touch Mobile, Talk and Text and Sun Mobile. Example: Globe: 09171234567 Smart: 09181234567 Telecoms when holding a promotion...
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Manila Tips and Tricks to Watch out for

Beware of a trick by people usually ladies carrying a baby or tagging along a kid asking (with a well acted sad face) for money for their trip going home. I first encountered this in Cebu. A 30 something lady...
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