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The Whole Truths You Should Know Before You Travel to the Philippines (Second Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Colbert Bellevue
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Second Edition
This book was written from an American perspective. The author believes that the Philippines, as a country, is an island paradise that has been tarnished by several deadly Islamic terrorist groups and organized crime syndicates. This book provides you with reliable and up-to-date information on places in the Philippines that are deadly to foreign visitors where a great number of them have been kidnapped, brutally beaten, and killed. The author believes that you should be a well-informed traveler for your own safety and security in the Philippines.
On the one hand, the book lists some of the safest tourist spots where you can enjoy your stay and have memorable moments; on the other hand, it alerts you of the illegal organ trade, which constitutes a grave danger to foreign visitors. You will learn, among other things, a) why kidnapping for ransom is such a lucrative business in the Philippines, b) what you should know about deadly deeds of some taxi drivers in the Philippines, c) some places that should be classified “off-limits” to foreign visitors and why the travel industry keeps quiet about it, d) how to avoid being car jacked in the Philippines, and much more.
Additionally, the author lets you in on some secrets and techniques you will not find or read anywhere else, which makes this book unique and authentic. If you set your eye on a Filipino woman or women, before your relationship get serious you should be fully aware of the following factors that really matter in your relationship with your Filipino woman, such as the “Age Factor,” the “Many Babies Factor,” the “Pregnancy factor, “ and the “Pawn shop Factor.” Many foreign nationals have made some regrettable and irreparable mistake s of marrying Filipino women just to realize afterward that they should have known these factors before tying the knot. Why should you make the same mistake? This book can help prevent these unwanted and dreadful mistakes.
The book also teaches you “how to make a woman agree with you nearly all the time,” “how to detect con artists who pose as legitimate Filipino female pen pals,” “how to connect with and seduce a Filipino woman successfully online and in-person,” and among others, “how to outsmart online Filipino female con artists”, and more.
The author presents a specific list of places which are a breeding ground for kidnapping; therefore, he strongly recommends that these areas in the Philippines should be off-limits to foreigners. The warnings that he has listed in this book are not intended to deter the readers from traveling to the Philippines; on the contrary, he encourages them to visit with their loved-ones and friends, provided that they get relevant, unbiased, and truthful information about places to stay away from. He feels an obligation, as a foreign national himself, to share with them some hard and plain truths that they need to know before they travel to the Philippines, so they can enjoy their stay with confidence and peace of mind. If this book has contributed in helping to save a life from the terrorists and bandits, then that would be, as he put it, his utmost satisfaction.
Colbert Bellevue, Author

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  • File Size: 429 KB
  • Print Length: 75 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009AZWE8M
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Half baked and very amateur September 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This collection of advice for the Philippines is really a very bad attempt at writing anything coherent. Whoever has been giving the book good reviews should be suspected of being family, friends, and nom de plum alternate identities of the author. This is garbage. It is poorly written, repetitive, and does not tell anyone anything that common sense would tell any traveler to a foreign country with some instability. And much of the information is rather imaginative, rather than being based on real events. Taxi drivers driving around Manila looking to help groups that kidnap foreigners is quite a stretch. I rode taxis everywhere in Manila (recently) and the worst thing that I saw happen was that taxis put double and triple and quadruple the price for a foreigner. As for pen pal lovers and internet brides/girlfriends, you would have to be an utter idiot to think that everyone is who they say they are and fall for the trap of sending money to someone who you have never even met before. How crazy is that? Do I need a book to tell me something like that? This book is a real waste of time and I do not recommend it to anyone with a half decent education and some common sense.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By D. Levy
Format:Kindle Edition
Most of the info in this short book can be found elsewhere on the net or is just common sense. The title would suggest that the book holds some secrets, there are none. I was very disappointed in the content. I can't recommend it to anyone who wants to go to the Philippines. Much more useful info can be found on any of the many expat forums. And I'm sorry but his constant use of the phrase "Filipino women" was very annoying, when he should have just said Filipinas.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Informative Safety Guide December 6, 2012
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I enjoyed a few of the author's other books so I decided to get this book. While I have no plans in the future to travel to the Philippines, I found this a fascinating read. It seems like it would be a fantastic idea politically for all countries to ban foreigners from areas that are known to be dens of violence and death, but mandating it and enforcing it would no doubt be difficult.

It was unnerving to read about the taxi drivers. It makes complete sense that they would be targeted by terrorist groups to give out information since most people talk without censoring in taxis. People give out more information than they realize not knowing it could lead to a possible death. What is also scary is that it could be happening in anyone's country.

The author's guide to travel safety and the information presented is extremely interesting to read. If you are interested in foreign affairs and politics this section is very informative and well written. The first chunk of the book could be a stand alone as a political information piece.

The rest of his book is discussing the romantic aspects and "bewares" when travelling to the Philippines. It is also informative and a really great guide to the huge differences between the Western culture and theirs. While it might scare someone off from wanting to attempt to woo a woman from the Philippines that the author himself is married to a Filipina woman, and knows where of he speaks.

He also shows the reader many different and safe places to visit when travelling to the Philippines and the pictures are lovely. While the book is about the dangers, the author tries to emphasize the beauty of the culture and lands, while making sure visitors say safe, sound, and alive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read December 4, 2012
By Romain
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This book is a really eye opener about traveling. The Philippines is one of the most beautiful places you can find on the globe and is great tourist destination. In this book "The Whole Truths You Should Know Before You Travel to the Philippines (Second Edition)". The Author speaks on the good and the bad of Philippines. The book covers the many dangers you can encounter. It doesn't speak against visiting the island-paradise but it covers the ways of safeguarding yourself and family while on vacation. It gives a guide on specific places to avoid while visiting. This is the only that I have read with such vital information for the traveler. It speaks on how some tourists and locals have become victims to a number of terrorist groups and on how many visitors have been kidnapped and killed. The author is right when he says that while traveling safety is important so that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest. The book also covers the many great attractions of the Philippines and how to enjoy the beauty of this lovely place. It covers the best places to go and providing pictures great tourist sights of the island. It also gives a great geography lesson on the island. This book is a complete travel guide for the Philippines and also an example of what is expected of travel agencies. This book is an eye opener to the beauty and dangers of traveling in the in the Philippines. I would recommend reading this book because it speaks the truth and the information shared is not only informative but reliable and up-to-the point as well. Grab your copy today, and why not?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars whole truth November 28, 2012
By Jaggers
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Very enjoyable. In this book the author paints a broad picture of the political, social and scenic features of the Philippine Islands. The first part of the book outlines some of the many hazards that may be encountered in traveling to the Philippines. A lot of cautions and warnings about kidnapping and car -jacking and other crimes will no doubt raise real concerns, and keep the traveler very much aware of his surroundings .The author also takes some time to explain the inability of the government to provide adequate protection and that some areas are better left not visited. From criminal hazards to social ones regarding members of the opposite sex may also give pause to Philippine travel. Unusual ties between women and their former boyfriends will certainly be new to the Western man. The fact that a Filipino woman will put her family ahead of any other consideration will also be a fact that the Western man must be willing to accept. Strong warnings must also be issued regarding the common practice of requests for aid or money. This is a favorite ploy of many scam artists. Despite all this doom and gloom the islands do have a lot of very beautiful, scenic places to enjoy. Miles of white sand beaches, snorkeling in crystal clear water. Hiking, horseback riding and all the other typical tourist attractions are there to be enjoyed. This books presentation of seduction techniques can be applied to any amorous adventure and will provide much insight to becoming a successful pursuer. I was pleased to discover that the author and I agreed on many of the ways to attain success.
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