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Myself and my husband have recently moved to a gated community in angeles city from australia. Would love to hear any advice or recommendations you have on the area! Can send through my email if you are able to reply? Thanks in advance
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My father was stationed at Clark Air Force Base when the base was still active. I actually went to school in Angeles City at a private school. The school is for the rich kids, but a great school that emphasize academics.
Balibago is the area where the bars and night clubs are. It's terrible for Angeles City and Balibago to get a bad reputation, because of the bars and prostitution. But I have to tell you that the girls that work at those bars are not from Angeles City or Balibago. They are imported from the other islands in the Philippines and Thailand.
My husband and I have traveled all over the world. Poverty is still a big problem in third world countries. The gap between the rich and the poor is too wide. So, I don't judge people who do what they do. I'm sure they have a good reason for doing the things that they do.
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Crime in Angeles city.We have been living in this area now for 6 months(Mabalacat area).We dont drive,so we dependet on tricycles and jeepnys for our transportation.We have been target for crime 3 times.The jeepnys from Checkpoint( Astro park)to Angeles are infested with thieves and robers.Robers work in group of 3.They hold big brown envelopes with ice picks.They usually do their crime by Abacan bridge.(right past Robinsons).The police do nothing.Other unsafe area is in Dau.(Marina,Jenra,bus station).This area is full of drug addicts and thieves.According to our relatives,who live around this area,even the police is connected with the criminals.Becouse of extensive crime in this area,we advise tourist to stay away from this area and go to safer area (like Davao city),where the goverment does something about crime.Here in Pampanga ,they do nothing.Upset retiree.
You provided a great information on your move to the Philippines. I am planning on retiring initially to Boracay Island. Not the most cost effective place, but has many amenities (gated apartment, lots of activities, good restaurants, security etc.) to make the overseas transition easy.
Good perspective on being wise about how attitudes can change.
Any lessons learned would be greatly appreciated.
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I am flying into Clark and then taking a bus to Manila for 2 days. But then I want to come and stay for 2-3 days in Angeles City before flying out to Hong Kong and then to Los Angeles.
What is the best way (cheapest also) from Manila to Angeles City.?
Thank you all in advance.