“You don’t find any threat to you as an American? I’ve gotten the impression that Americans are targets of kidnappings in the Philippines.”
I do not know where you hear such tripe.
I am much safer here then I would be in any American city.
There are many Americans and Europeans all over the Philippines.
My social security comes by direct deposit to my Philippine bank account like clockwork, on the 4th of every month.
Live long and healthy!