I have been in Manila now for almost 4 weeks. Before I came here I saw a documentary on Discovery where they said that Philippines is the country with the highest kidnapping rate in the world (due to poverty). Being from South Africa, I am well prepared for dangerous situations. However...I am surprised by a bad event every time. Today, In the place I thought wed be safest, my 6 year old boy and I were robbed, at the Mall of Asia. My tip would be, carry your money under your clothes (not in pockets), hidden as far away as possible. I had quite a lot of money in my wallet. Luckily not my ATM Card. Was not a pleasant experience.