Recently 2 of my friends and myself were attacked with beer bottles by a group of drunk men while leaving a local resort on Biliran Island, near Leyte, Visayas. Our wives and children were there as well.
3 men attacked my friend smashing bottles on his head, i pulled one man off him and then was attacked by that man. I defended myself and one of the men recieved a small cut on his head when he grabbed me from behind (I flipped him over my shoulder).
My children and family were there along with 2 other foreigners and one of thier wives.
We all ride bikes and were later told they had targeted me because ‘i rode a big bike’ and our attackers were drunk and jealous. My bike is an old 1978 650 yamaha.
we caught them stealing beer from our friends car. We were not drunk but they were. There were 5 men and 3 women in thier group.
we went to the police after the incident but they were already there claiming I had started the fight. This is untrue and supported by the guards at the resort.
yesterday I recieved a summonds to go to court.
This is clearly an attempt at extorting money out of me. They wanted 20,000p at first, now it’s alot more. Im fighting the case and plan to move as soon as i can…as far away from this corrupt island.
Dont believe what you read about Biliran being an ‘undiscovered paradise’. It has been discovered alright, by the fraudsters and those wanting ‘easy money’ by corrupt means.
So fellow riders beware, its dangerous riding in Biliran Island. Especially if you are a foreigner. You too may be targeted for extortion.
Biliran used to be a peaceful place but now there are alot of us expats living here and we are targeted.
My attorney and fellow riders say’ dont give them 1p,,, so I’m standing up for my rights as a human being and a motorcycle rider…
more power to the riders!!!