Drinking Water in Philippines

Drinking Water in Philippines
People buy water to drink in this housing development in Quezon, City, in the country of the Philippines.

Manila, Philippines - Quezon City Southeast Asia
Friday, December 7, 2007
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---

I drink the water in all countries.

If the management and staff of my hotel drink the water.
- I drink the water.

If the poor people do not drink the water.
- I do not drink the water.

If I am in a convenience store and the average people comes in and buys a bottle of water, or these same people area walking around with a bottle of water in their hands, I will try to buy water.

Ok, I assume I drink the water in all countries; therefore, I drink the water in all countries. I truly believe it is impossible not drink the water of a country. They wash dishes, ice cubes, restaurants, etc, I am 100 percent sure I consume the normal tap water in all countries.

However, if there is bottled water around and it is cheap, I drink the bottled water. Cheap Water is about 25 Cents US per Liter Bottle, one dollar is not cheap. The water is not cheap in the Philippines in the 7-11 or Mini Mart.

The big five-gallon bottles are maybe cheap.

Cheap Water and health of the country improves, there is some percentage of water we drink that is a factor. For example, if I drink 100 percent faucet water this is not as good as to drink 10 percent faucet and 90 percent bottle. I think the body becomes supersaturated with water and the nasty stuff in the water comes out of the body in colorations on cheeks. When I see nasty colors, or zits, pimple or other skin problems, I try to access if the sewer water is leeching into the water supplies.

The Philippines has many skin problems, more than the normal country, but the population density is wildly high compared to most also.

The weird part is the normal people in the Malate Area drank the tap water, and the people in this expensive housing area in Quezon City where I now live do not.

Drink Water is normally a countrywide phenomenon. This may very well be a rich and poor country more than I understood. I do not see anyone in this area drinking the water. I will walk around the Ever Tesco Mall today and see if they drink the water.

Rich People seem to believe they have to drink bottle water, so Rich People are not a good thing to observe on any culture or brains aspect. Rich people buy many things that are just ridiculous and are prone to all the fads, trends, and snake oil salesmen. I more or less look for normal person, the receptionist in the hotel is normally a good persons lead to follow.

The receptionist in my Hotels in Malate area drank the water.

Drinking the water will not kill you; however, it may supersaturate your body over a long period of time with a lot of junk. How something entered you body to kill you is not clear, personally I am wagering it the food you eat, not the water from the tap. If it was the water the whole country would be dropping over dead, but one restaurant can have a problem.

The safe thing to do on a two week vacation is not drink the water, but a two week water budget will not kill you either.

Drinking Water in Philippines


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I surprised you don't have a portable UV water purifier. You can make one yourself for probable 10 bucks. This technology has been around a long long time. I have drank strait out of the tap water in Haiti,Cambodia,Detroit but first I treat with UV Light. Never had a problem. heres some info go from

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Thank you for blogging about the Philippines the way you see people's culture here especially on that part about your travel experience about seeing people drink water. If you like, you can try and visit my blog also about the Philippines here - http://theseomaster06.blogspot.com/

Yes, I will go down to the local store and buy a UV Water Purifier. Do you know of a store in Quezon City. These are specialty devices, and the truth is, water is easy to get, and the water in the Phiilippine is not going to kill me, therefore I do not need. I have drank the water in all 77 countries I have visited.

It is just strange the one area drink faucet water and the other does not. If I wanted it purified, I would boil for about 3 minutes, then strain through a clean sock.

I trust boiling.

wa kay ayooo

i dont drink water

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