I have been to most counties in Asia but never the Philippines. I was planning to spend a few weeks there, but have started to read all the safety warnings about being conned, robbed, blackmailed etc.
As a single male, I travel by myself and am fairly street savvy and low profile i.e no flashy clothes/jewellery or drunk in public. I never argue with anyone.
But now I am seriously thinking I had better just back out of the Philippines and go somewhere else. Is it really that scary and dangerous a place ? I am very familiar with Thailand. Is the Philippines a lot more dangerous than there ?