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10 Regrets I Have About Life in the Philippines

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The Traffic

Philippines traffic is some of the most chaotic and congested in the world. It can take forever to get anywhere, and often I can't even make it from point A to point B without sitting in traffic for hours. This is one of my biggest regrets about living here.


The Philippines has some of the highest pollution levels in the world. This makes life difficult for many people living here. The air quality is poor, and it's not safe to go outside without a mask on certain days due to high levels of pollutants in the air.


Corruption is a big problem in Philippine politics. This makes it difficult to trust that the laws are being followed properly. I wish this was different about life here.

Unreliable Infrastructure

The Philippines' infrastructure is often unreliable and inefficient, making it difficult to get things done quickly or easily. There are frequent power outages, water shortages, and a lack of reliable internet or mobile connection – all of which make it challenging to live a comfortable life in the Philippines.

Limited Job Opportunities

The Philippines has limited job opportunities compared to many other countries around the world. It can be hard to find a good job that pays enough money to have a comfortable lifestyle.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in the Philippines is much higher than people realize. This is especially true when you compare it to other countries in Southeast Asia and developing countries.

Poor Health Care System

The Philippines' health care system is not very well developed. This means that many people do not have access to good quality medical care or treatments. This makes it difficult for people who need medical assistance to get the help they need.

Lack of Safety Measures 

The Philippines lacks adequate safety measures, making it a dangerous place to live in some areas. Crime is a serious issue here, and many people find themselves, victims of theft and violence, on a regular basis.

Limited Education Opportunities

The Philippines' educational opportunities are not as good as those in other countries. Education is not always up-to-date with the latest standards. This can make it hard for students to find good schools and get the resources they need to succeed in life.

Poor Quality of Life

The quality of life in the Philippines is not great. Many people here struggle to make ends meet every day. This leads to feelings of hopelessness and despair for many people, something I wish was different about the Philippines.


Some people in the Philippines regret moving to the country because of the high traffic and pollution, as well as the rampant corruption. However, others find that the cost of living and job opportunities are appealing, while the health care system and safety measures are also satisfactory. Although education opportunities are plentiful, some people feel that the quality of life is not as good as they had hoped.

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