The Philippines was listed among the Top 12 safest countries in the world based on the 2020 Global Law and Order Report by international analytics firm Gallup.
The country got a score of 84 in the worldwide survey and is tied with Australia, New Zealand, Poland, and Serbia. The Philippines' score is also higher than the 82 index score for the world in 2019 by the global analytics firm.
Gallup said "the higher the score, the higher the proportion of the population that reports feeling safe."
The 2020 Global Law and Order Report based its scores on the answers of nearly 175,000 adults in 144 countries and areas in 2019.
The poll gave out four questions to the respondents which asked about their confidence in their area/city's police force, safety on walking alone at night in the city/area where they live, stolen money/property from them or other household member in the past 12 months, and being assaulted or mugged in the past 12 months.
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process welcomed the results of the Gallup survey, emphasizing that peace is a shared responsibility among all stakeholders and the current gains in peace and security are due to the collective efforts of the government and the public.
"We are glad to be recognized as among the safest countries in the world. Thanks to our law enforcers, peace workers, and everyone who has made a commitment to peace, we are moving forward as a peaceful, progressive and resilient nation," said Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr.
Singapore along with Turkmenistan topped the Gallup poll with 97 global index score as world's safest countries.
Southeast Asia Ranking as follows:
* Singapore (97)
* Indonesia (89)
* Vietnam (86)
* Philippines (84)
* Malaysia (83)
* Myanmar (82)
* Laos (81)
* Thailand and Cambodia (80)