Is Davao city safe for a westerner?

I'm very seriously considering relocating to Davao city. I'm a white male. Is it safe for me there and which areas of the city are safe to live?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Yes it is. In fact, Davao City is one of the safest place in the Philippines for they have a very disciplined and strict local government

  • 7 years ago

    There are hundreds of western expats and other foreigners living in Davao, which is considered one of the safest cities in the Philippines.

    I recommend you join one of the expat forums and communicate with other westerners living in Davao

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    As long as Duterte is the mayor of Davao, you will be safe whether you're a local or an expat.

  • 7 years ago

    Yes it's safe ,,,I have traveled all over in Davao City and Region and never had any problems and UI am a retired American.. Now living in Cagayan de Oro City.. By the way when did SMOKIN become BAN there Nicol ? Nobody ever told me about that and I smoke anyplace and anytime I wqant to smoke EXCEPT where posted NO SMOKING,,,,,

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  • 7 years ago

    Yes it is :)

    But to be safe you might want to ask locals which areas to avoid.

    Oh and just so you know- smoking is banned.

    But it is a BEAUTIFUL city.

  • 7 years ago

    i reckon if i were a westerner and i wanted to move to phillipines i would try to have other westerners as my neighbours

  • 7 years ago

    Bluemean...: I hate to be a "Naysayer" whenever everybody else says it is OK but check with the US Government about that on this link

    http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=us%20travel%20adv...

    You do know that is a muslim area don't you?

    I will expect & accept all Thumbs down & negative remarks for posting this but the facts are the facts.

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