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Toilet seat theft is a common and real problem in the Philippines. One of the major reasons listed for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 being voted the worst in the world to sleep in is toilet seat theft. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/235691/money/economy/naia-voted-world-s-worst-airport People list Manila as having the same ...


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Let me answer my own question. I just got back from the trip and I found out that motorbike rental shops are abundant in Philippines (but usually not advertised online) . The price is usually about 600PHP (12 USD) for one day. Even in rural places where there are no renting businesses it is easy to arrange for a rental with locals. I rented 6 different ...


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So I was hoping somebody with more experience would answer, but since not... The short story is, SIM cards in the Philippines work a bit differently from many places: you pick your plan after buying the SIM card, and you can change them pretty much at will. I ended getting the Prepaid LTE SIM from Globe, which cost me the princely sum of 40 pesos ...


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Unlike the west where people feel a need to cover their toilets, there are plenty of toilets in the Philippines (and the rest of Asia) designed without seats. And plenty more cases where the owner didn't bother with the extra cost of the seat (or replacing it). Higher end hotels will usually have western set ups with a seat and lid, lower cost guesthouses ...


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Is it that by original design, they were simply omitted? In general no, it's largely because if nobody complains then there's no incentive for somewhere to spend the money/effort to replace a missing seat. In some places you do get purpose made toilets that don't have seats or don't have removable seats however these are obvious and the cases you ...



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