MONGER ADVISORY - The drug war in the Philippines has apparently taken a sudden drastic escalation with police killing over 80 suspects in four days. While this shouldn't merit changing travel plans, it may be advisable to avoid high crime areas. The presence of police in a certain area should not be construed as a "safer" place. Go here to discuss: http://philippines-a...-war-on-drugs/.
The War has begun (not the one with North Korea, the Breitbart war on you know who!) Poor timing for a trip to the PI. Speaking of the PI, the body count in Manila and Bulacan this week is truly frightening.
I thought it was used because it seems that so many wear those little FLIIIP FLOOPS,, But agree with not a good name to use on them, I was a moderator on a Yahoo site years ago, and sought to correct several "GITS"..
@FurryFriend: I am retired military and served two Philippine tours. Heard a few people use "Filipino," but never heard anyone use the four words you attribute to the acronym. In the 60s & 70s it was not widely used in my presence. LBFM was used across Asia by GIs