Manila was once ranked second in economic power in Asia after Japan during the World War 2, now slips to become among nation in poverty. During my stay there, the daily newspaper featured murder cases and bombing case on the first page. Scary though. In Makati itself, the security officer is located everywhere and each of them are equipped with shot gun. When going into shopping complex, each visitor will be checked against the metal detector and visual inspection on bag. Just because of some extremist/terrorist over here, means that everyone have to suffer the difficulties.
This bombing incident is just around 5km away. The bus exploded 4 killed while 14 injured. Some of my colleagues get phone call from their family on their concern on our safety.
The Philippine STAR. Dangerous to become car trader there. Several cases in one week.