As I type this, I'm receiving an IM report of a daring robbery at a Philippine Internet rental shop just minutes ago.
Three kids with a gun barged into the shop and robbed patrons. The attendant didn't even think to sound the alarm! She let them load the fucking gun in front of her before they robbed her! The person reporting this has asked that I show this small shop mercy, and not identify them.
Most of the Philippines' 11.8 million Netizens rent at Internet shops. These shops had better put in better offline security, or viruses will be the least of their problems.
The Philippine government should stop seeing Internet shops as dens of sin. That's just stupid. It prevents them from getting the tax breaks they need for things like keeping kids physically safe while they empower themselves.