Travel Tips in Davao, Philippines

Infrastructure

Cellphone Bands
GSM 900, GSM 1800, UTMS 850, UTMS 2100
Electricity
V ( Hz)
Power Outlet Types

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Emergency

  • 911 Call Center

    911

    The 911 Call Center is the nerve center of the whole 911 operation. This is where the emergency calls of residents are being received and logged in computers. The Call Center is being manned by well trained and highly competent Call Takers shifting on a 24/7 basis. Taking calls from a wide variety of cases ranging from police, medical, rescue, or fire emergencies.

  • Davao Fire Station

    110| 160

    Davao Fire Station

  • Davao Doctors Hospital

    (082) 221 2101 / 222 8000 / 224 0616 to

    Website:http://www.ddh.com.ph

  • Davao City Tourism Operations Office

    (082) 222-1957

    Davao City Tourism Operations Office

  • Davao Volunteers Fire Brigade

    (082) 227-5433


Safety

  • Exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines

    We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines because of the high threat of terrorist attack and high level of serious crime.

    Pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.

    In planning your activities, consider the kind of places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided. Possible targets include places frequented by foreigners such as shopping malls (including mega malls), markets, embassies, expatriate housing complexes, hostels, guest houses, clubs, hotels, restaurants, fast food outlets, bars, pubs, cinemas, convention centres, places of worship, public transport including buses and bus terminals, ferries and trains, schools, universities, tourist areas, festivals, outdoor recreation and major sporting events. Infrastructure associated with the Philippines Government such as airports, airfields, sea ports, railways, roads, military facilities, oil depots, power and telecommunications facilities and public buildings are also potential terrorist targets.

    You should avoid any large gatherings, demonstrations, protests, rallies or other public and political events as they may turn violent.

    As in many other big cities, street crime is of concern particularly in crowded shopping malls and other public places. Pickpocketing, bag snatching and a range of scams, including those involving credit cards and automated teller machines, are common.

    Gun ownership is widespread and poorly regulated, contributing to a higher incidence of violent crime. Gunfights between police and criminals are common, including in parts of Manila frequented by foreigners. These incidents often result in multiple deaths and injuries, sometimes including innocent bystanders. If you witness a confrontation between police and criminals, you should leave the area immediately.

    Taxis sourced from hotels are more reliable than those hailed on the street.

    Avoid travel on public buses, light rail and jeepneys where possible as opportunistic crime may occur. Armed hold-ups have occurred and in some cases have led to fatalities

    Before you go, organise a variety of ways to access your money overseas, such as credit cards, travellers' cheques, cash, debit cards or cash cards. Australian currency and travellers' cheques are not accepted in many countries. Consult with your bank to find out which is the most appropriate currency to carry and whether your ATM card will work overseas.

    Make two photocopies of valuable documents such as your passport, tickets, visas and travellers' cheques. Keep one copy with you in a separate place to the original and leave another copy with someone at home.

    Your passport is a valuable document that is attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. It should always be kept in a safe place.

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