I think we just have different views. I do not want to go into specifics but I believe I do have a good idea about the Philippines in general and of Mindano in specific. I have it in my family so to speak. After running companies here and there over the world, I would say that Pinoys are, in my opinion, actually easier to predict than say in South America or some of the more orthodox Muslim countries. This is where things went from nothing to nasty in a very very short period of time, according to my experiences. However sad this makes me, the Philippines has been ass fucked for 400 years so I would put my money on this people being one of the most submissive and back bending ones in the world. I come to Phil for family and business, but I see the drunk "tourist" slobs behaving like pigs over and over again, and never do I see these reactions that I keep reading warnings about. This does not give anyone a free ticket to behave badly. On the contrary, we should act with pride and respect. But let us not create some fantasy story about how dangerous pinoys are compared to other males around the world. I recommend people to watch the news instead of making up these warning-scenarios, if they need the arousement to make life a bit more exciting.Originally Posted by Tanglin
Loosing face is a factor in the Philippines for sure, but people eat shit on a daily basis from "the masters", without doing anything about it. Just see how many Japanese and Korean assholes behave in Davao year after year. Or why not look at the American guy Mr R. D. Who now impregnated almost 10 girls in the south, with a total of 13 babies, without taking responsibility for them. According to one of his single mothers, the last is a 16 year old daughter of a hot shot politician. This scumbag is still walking after all these years. Living proof, my friends. My ex GFs lola is a politician and her two muscles monkeys have more than two confirmed kills each. 4500 PHP to have the trigger pulled BUT then comes the negotiation with the family. This can be very very costly if the family has some strings to pull.
Do not get me wrong. I fly under the radar. Do not need any heat or politicians to bribe. I had one single death threat over the years in Phil, but this proved to be empty words by a delusional angry man. I am neither violent or in need to impress anyone with toughness, but should a guy use the mother of my baby as pouching bag, he'd better have the Abu Sayyaf to back his coward ass. When push comes to shove, I think any sane man would do this for his children.
If you do not agree, we can just agree to disagree. I am sure Jon has been duly enlightened about at least my view of this.