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5 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

I am wondering if there is a requirement for that in the Philippines. 

 

9 minutes ago, BrettGC said:

so not required in their eyes

By their eyes, do you mean the insurance company? 

I have never had an accident here, but everyone I have ever talked to is that a Police report is a MUST in order for the insurance to pay off. That is why traffic gets snarled sometimes. Folks waiting for the PNP to show up.

It would not surprise me in the least that waiting for a police report is an urban myth that just keeps getting passed down with no evidence. 

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31 minutes ago, scott h said:

 

By their eyes, do you mean the insurance company? 

I have never had an accident here, but everyone I have ever talked to is that a Police report is a MUST in order for the insurance to pay off. That is why traffic gets snarled sometimes. Folks waiting for the PNP to show up.

It would not surprise me in the least that waiting for a police report is an urban myth that just keeps getting passed down with no evidence. 

It wasn't even mentioned during the entire process.  Probably a myth perpetrated by expats who are used to it being the norm in their countries of origin or it may be above a certain value.  Unless of course all the people I dealt with in my incident were particularly inept.  Either way, my car is fixed without a police report.  

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5 minutes ago, BrettGC said:

Probably a myth perpetrated by expats

could be, but my money is on 1 pinoy being asked for a police report in 1982 and it went from batch mate to batch mate to family member to work mate and then the jungle telegraph took off from there....and no one bothered to check :hystery:

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30 minutes ago, scott h said:

no one bothered to check

So I checked with Professor Google:

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4. Insurance and Repairs

With the basics taken cared of, it's time to see about the damage to your car and how you can go about getting it fixed. If you can, call your insurance agent immediately while you're still at the scene and ask him about repairs. Keep in touch with the traffic investigators, and file a report on the accident if they ask.

https://mmda.gov.ph/20-faq/300-what-to-do-during-vehicular-accidents.html

 

Probably no one ever asks.

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34 minutes ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

So I checked with Professor Google:

Probably no one ever asks.

I'm surprised the wall did not insist on a police report.

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In December of last our caretaker was driving my wife's 2020 Nivara when a person on a motorcycle crossed over and hit the truck on the drivers side. To our good luck there was a traffic cop at the intersection and he did the report. Three weeks later when we arrived back we started the paperwork to get it fixed. Everything went Farley smooth except we just picked up the truck yesterday. It took 4 months to get the parts to fix. Its funny the officer who filled out the report estimated 30k to 35k in damage. it was 205k but only 6k out of pocket. not bad.

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3 hours ago, gbmmbg said:

In December of last our caretaker was driving my wife's 2020 Nivara when a person on a motorcycle crossed over and hit the truck on the drivers side. To our good luck there was a traffic cop at the intersection and he did the report. Three weeks later when we arrived back we started the paperwork to get it fixed. Everything went Farley smooth except we just picked up the truck yesterday. It took 4 months to get the parts to fix. Its funny the officer who filled out the report estimated 30k to 35k in damage. it was 205k but only 6k out of pocket. not bad.

He probably wrote the estimate based on what it would have cost him to get it repaired under the "Mate's Rates" system!

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4 hours ago, hk blues said:

He probably wrote the estimate based on what it would have cost him to get it repaired under the "Mate's Rates" system!

That and im sure he had no idea how expensive the parts are. The drivers side mirror was 39k. the bumper was 85k. and good luck getting the money back from the person who hit the truck. he had no license no insurance.

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