Whole subdivision closed because of a gate?

Some time ago I realized that all of the subdivision “Vista Granda Subdevision” is closed because there is a gate with security guards asking for an ID. But the subdivision is NOT closed.
I believe that is completely wrong!
We wanted to visit a friend at following GPS Coordinates: 10.271585 123.841206
It is not clear defined when to use which gate.

This seems to be a gated community, http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/418063718 and a typical gate seems to be http://www.openstreetmap.org/node/1146743311 The gating seems to have been mapped by Peter Fritz, in http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/39308574

If there are guards on the gate, I would have expected the gates to have access tags and either a description, or tag relating to the guards. I would also think it a good idea to put an access tag on the landuse. Also, if it that secure, I would expect to see a barrier mapped, going through the gates.

Currently all the roads seem to be mapped as private, which generally means that you need explicit permission to use them and that permission is not easy to get except from a resident. It is the tagging of the roads as access=private, not the presence of the gates, that is currently indicating that the sub-division is closed.

The source given for the roads is incorrect, or incomplete, as the Bing imagery that mappers are allowed to use cannot reveal the names of roads and whether or not they are private.

For your main question, it is going to be quite difficult for me as guarded gated communities are vanishingly rare in the UK, except for royal palaces, so I don’t have much to compare it with.

I am somewhat confused, on one hand you are saying it is not closed, but on the other hand you are suggesting that you are only allowed to use one entrance for any particular destination. Those can’t both be true. You need to explain in more detail what the access rules are. Potentially this could be very difficult to map without some free text comments on the roads.

If one had a situation where outsiders were only allowed to use one gate for any one destination, but insiders were allowed to go from one section to another, I would suggest barrier=entrance, access=private node between the sections, and consider downgrading at least some of the roads to access=destination, but it really needs knowledge of how gated communities work locally to know if that is a true description of the situation, and may be something that needs discussing on a Philippines forum. It may simply be too complex to describe without narrative descriptions.

I will add a changeset comment to http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/39308574 cross-referencing this discussion.