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You lost your phone and/or wallet or somebody stole your valuables? Megacitizens.com tells you what to do next, and what preventive measures you can take to save yourself from as much trouble as possible.

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a „state of lawlessness“ on 3 September 2016, after a bombing in Davao killed 14 people and injured more than 60.

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The Supreme Court of the Philippines declared the Reproductive Health Law constitutional in April 2014, putting an end to the debate regarding birth control, sex education, and maternal care. By 2016, during his first State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned that the RH Law will be in full force.

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The annual holidays in the Philippines are a mix of various political, historical and religious celebrations and there are quite a number of them in the calendar. Here is all you should know about what you can and can not do on such holidays, and how local life is in the Megacity when the offices are closed.

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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.

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The Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the country, paralleling the President (executive) and the Congress (legislative). It houses the 14 Associate Justices and the Chief Justice who watch over the acts of the president and the legislation in the country.

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In 2013 Makati City implemented a plastic ban, prohibiting the use of plastic, Styrofoam and other non-biodegradable materials as packaging for food and other products. Most other cities in Metro Manila enforce similar laws or are about to do so.

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Thousands of Filipinos took to the streets on Monday, August 26, to protest against the misuse of tax money and for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), better known as 'Pork Barrel Fund'.

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In addition to a common code of behaviour (do not hurt or insult people et cetera), the Megacity Manila features some rules and laws which might not be familiar to everyone. While a list of all social and cultural behaviours would definitely fill some pages (and it makes more fun to figure it out by yourself), MEGACITIZENS.com features the most important rules and laws which, when followed, prevent you from getting in trouble.

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Some notaries public of Metro Manila do not work in fancy offices but under the open sky. That might seem odd to foreigners, but it does have its advantages.

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The University of Santo Tomas in Manila is a busy place on this October's Sundays. Thousands of mostly young and ambitious graduates from Philippine law schools are taking their bar exam, the licensure exam for lawyers.

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In a statement on its website, the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI) advised foreign tourist visa holders not to take part in protests and mass actions such as the pork barrel rallies.

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Sometimes it seems that in Manila pirated DVDs are more widely available than the original ones. While you might not be persecuted even though you buy them openly on the streets - bringing them out of the country might get you in serious trouble.

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