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Tap water or mineral water?

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Tap water or mineral water?

Is it save to drink from tap water ? if not how much it sell a bottle of mineral water? Thanks

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1. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

I would only drink the tap water in Philippines if I wanted to spend a few hours on the toilet getting away from my girlfriend or study the horse racing form.

Bottled water ONLY in my opinion, no matter if it's a hotel or retaurant.

Price depends on the size of the bottle but it's cheap enough.

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2. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

as long as they havent put any sin tax on it -approx 15-20 peso for 500 ml bottle

Edited: 04 January 2013, 11:05
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3. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

Does anyone drink the water from the refilling stations? I filled a 5 liter bottle up for 6 peso when I was in Iloilo last time, only used it for cooking though.

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4. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

For me, only bottled water.

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5. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

Bottled............and it ain't "mineral"..............distilled....and usually for free in the better establishments

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6. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

But you can brush your teeth with it :)

“Boracay’s water has established a new standard of excellence in tourist care,” said Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez.

The island’s supply is certified 100 percent potable by the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water.

“Tourists and locals can now safely drink straight from the tap,” he said.

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7. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

I still use bottled watter.

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8. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

Boracay has potable drinking water but I tend to use it just for brushing my teeth or cooking. Both distilled and mineral water are available for drinking.

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9. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

Boracay, brush your teeth only please with the tap water. Go for bottled water everywhere you go otherwise. I recommend not drinking the tap water no matter who says its certified, as it goes thru pipes that leak or that are exposed or it can pick up contaminants on the way to you cup. The ice is the big question is it processed water or not? Some yes, some no.

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10. Re: Tap water or mineral water?

If it's from Yelo King ice plant it is purified and safe.