Pick-pocketing is a BIG problem! Violent crime is high, and foreigners are usually the victims. Security "officers" (mostly smoking, picking their nose or staring at women) are on alert. Hahaha! A country, whose people chose an actor-politician (Joseph Estrada), convicted of corruption, first as their President, and meanwhile as Major of Manila - cannot be taken seriously! PS: Prostitution is illegal. How come that about 1,000,000 women officially work as prostitutes?