>>>>>Manila is safer than any city in Europe or America. <<<< FSRB, the top 50 cities in the world, why isnt Manila there for safety if your statement is true..or is it just bola bola...there are European cities there though diba..The 2008 Quality of Living Survey of Mercer Human Resource Consulting also provides a Ranking by Personal Safety, with the top 50 cities in the world.....
And lets not forget for those who care, Philippines are also part of the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warnings list. There have been attacks in Manila which goes back to safety issues. And lets not forget, Philippines has been rated as in the top 5 in the past for most dangerous place for journalists. And if you still are lulled into a safety issue, read the official resports as follows.
The crime rate in Metro Manila has gone up due to the increase in the prices of commodities, police authorities said.
Citing data from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), GMA News' Marisol Abdurahman reported on QTV’s Balitanghali that more than 250 incidences of crime against property in Metro Manila have been recorded for the first half of July 2008 alone, with snatching as one of the most rampant.
On the other hand, bank robberies in Metro Manila for January to July rose by 20 percent from last year’s 34 to this year’s 41, the report said.
Carnapping incidents for the first quarter, meanwhile, rose by five percent from last year’s 375 to this year’s 392.
NCRPO chief Director Geary Barias attributed the increase in crimes to the hike in prices of basic commodities, particularly fuel.
"We’re already worried about (the) increase of incidence of crime against property," Barias said.
Manila Police District (MPD) Station 8 commander Superintendent Jimmy Tiu echoed the statement.
"Pag talagang mayron tayong mga increases in price o sa gasoline, sa presyo ng isda, e automatic nagincrease talaga yung panghoholdap saka snatching (If there are increases in prices, in gasoline, in fish prices, incidences of holdup and snatching automatically go up)," Tiu said.
MPD Station 8 has the second-highest crime rate record among Manila police districts, with snatching and holdup as the top incidences.
Sociologist and professor Clifford Sorita said crime rates naturally tend to rise in times of crisis.
"Kung minsan para makakuha ng resources talagang they would have to fight for resources. So eventually ang problema, crime rates go up (Sometimes to acquire resources they would have to fight for resources. So eventually the problem is crime rates go up)," Sorita said.
The television report further said that the National Statistics Office pegged the number of jobless Filipinos from January to March alone at three million.