Erica Berger, a fictional character from Stieg Larrson’s “Millennium series” of crime novels, was afraid to sleep in her own house because the security system had been tampered with. It must be the way of life in western countries, but in the Philippines, it is something only the upper class can afford. Funny, but having your own house is security per se. Who cares if it’s just a shanty? It’s better than the streets.