beach coin detecting philippines

by david hyde
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Are there any laws against metal detecting on public beaches in the Philippines?

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Philippine Laws
by: K. Ward

I have lived in the Philippines since 2002. The only law that I have found for any detecting is if you are insearch of the Japanese gold that no one has found yet. You need to get a government permit . At all the beach resorts I have been to, all you should do is just ask if it is OK to look for coins on the beach. You might have to explain what a detector is. I have never been told no. You get a lot of locals watching you and asking questions. I like it if I find trash and they see it. They laugh and walk away. You don't find a lot on the Island of Luzon. It is not a tourist Island. If you have any questions I am sure you can contact either David Hyde or myself. We can try to help. Thank You... KEN

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beach detecting
by: Anonymous

when i did it in luzon i had no problems even police were very interested when seen me some locals said to my wife look at that white guy taking the temp of sand found many coins which made kids happy using my excal

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Metal Detecting Philippines
by: Anonymous

A permit is required from the Government. You need to tell them where and when. Expect the locals to watch you closely - probably the Barangay Captain. They may want some money for the privilege.

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detecting in phillipines
by: paul

I took my soverign across from aus and did beach in general santos plenty of lookers no hassles though

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metal detecting in the philippines
by: Brett

Hi David,

Strictly speaking, there are no laws against metal detecting on public beaches in the Philippines.

However, the sight of an individual carrying a metal detector on a public beach is not a common sight in the Philippines.

So it could very well be alarming to some of the people on the beach there.

It would be best that you check with the local police station or barangay office and see if there is any specific permit required.

...Brett

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