Safety Tips on the Streets

  1. Day or night, do not walk in dark streets, alleys and unsafe shortcuts.
  2. Stay away from dark isolated places or vacant lots at night. These areas are hangouts of criminals. Do not take chances.
  3. Do not walk between parked cars in parking lots. Avoid walking alone in unlit and uncertain places. At night, wait for buses, taxicabs or jeepneys in well-lighted areas.
  4. When going to economically depressed areas (slums/squatter’s area) communities, do not wear expensive jewelry and carry substantial cash. If you decide to go to such places, remove your jewelry; this may save your life or limbs.
  5. Do not flash a lot of cash around when travelling. Money attracts the “bad eggs.”