Here you can find a list with variety of different reasons that we received from nationals or foreigners (expats), who decided to leave Philippines.

Check the reasons that motivated them or have played a roll on their decision to leave Philippines.

Our list is not a complete list and of course doesn't include all the reasons that exist. We are constantly updating the list, so if you see that the reasons, that motivated you are not included, let us know. We will be more than happy to add it. 

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- Crime

- Security and Safety

- Petty theft

- Opportunistic crime

- Credit card fraud

- Muggings 

- Power failures

- Prolonged water shortages

- Outdated telecommunication system

- Volcanic activity

- Terrorism (some areas)

- Armed groups (some areas)

- Kidnappings (some areas)

- Bombings (some areas)

- Civil unrest (some areas)

- Security

- High crime rate

- Anti-drug violence

- Natural disasters

- Not developed country

- Bad infrastructure (street and walkway)

- Deteriorating bridges and roads

- Quality of public transportation

- Street cleanliness

- Roads quality
- Bureaucracy
- Internet's outrage

- Dowry

- Complicated process of a purchase of property

- Foreigners are prohibited from owning land

- Restrictions for foreigners to purchase properties

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