Earthquakes are quite common in the Philippines. They are mostly harmless but there is a a certain risk for stronger earthquakes, so you should be prepared. Here is the Megacitizens Safety Guide for Earthquakes, including links to the Valley Fault System Atlas.
With an increasing number of storms and other calamities, coupled with fragile infrastructure, chances are high that you experience at least one or two brownouts per year in the Megacity Manila. Here is what you should know about power outages and how to be prepared.
Before, Megacitizens had to print out emergency numbers or save them on their phones. Now there are only a few numbers for you to remember. For accidents and other medical emergencies, you can dial 911. For citizen complaints, call 8888. To call the police, take a look at our list.
Not sure where to find trusted doctors in the Megacity? We have a list for you.
St. Luke’s Medical Center is a premiere tertiary hospital that provides expert medical care. It was established in 1903 in Quezon City. The hospital is deemed one of the best in the Philippines and recognized as a leader in healthcare services in Asia.
If you are going to make Manila your home for a couple of years or so, you should consider getting your own car. Here is all you need to know: special traffic rules, where to buy or rent a car, and how to find a good driver.
Health Care in the Megacity is generally very good. Nurses and Doctors are well educated and a substantial amount of those educated in the country work abroad, in clinics in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. In comparison to other Southeast Asian countries, there is no need to leave the country for serious illnesses. If there is a need for a second opinion, there is still the opportunity to board a three-hour flight to Singapore.
The Asian Hospital is a leading tertiary healthcare facility in the South of the Megacity. It offers a 'hotel-like ambience' and has been around sine 2002. With 241 beds and 800 doctors, the Asian Hospital is the go-to place for medical treatment if you are staying in the Alabang Hotspot.
Makati Medical Center (Makati Med) is a leading tertiary healthcare facility in the country that prides itself on its sophisticated facilities. The very principle of the hospital’s legacy is to provide quality healthcare for everyone – regardless of creed, economic status, or race. This said principle is what drove its founder Dr. Constantino P. Manahan along with other prominent Philippine doctors to build the hospital in the 1960s. Emergency Number (MakatiMed On Call) Tel: (632) 8888 999
Do you like oldtimers or have a kid that is crazy about fire trucks? Then you should pay a visit to the Makati Central Fire Station.
The recent typhoon Glenda as well as some of the hidden hotspots in Metro Manila were the topic of the July Stammtisch. The expats shared their experiences having no electricity and Internet for several days after the storm hit Manila. They also mentioned a few nice areas in Metro Manila for drinks and food that are not yet that popular.