U.S. issues terror-related travel warning for Philippines

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  1. Horse
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    Travel Warning
    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    Bureau of Consular Affairs


    Philippines

    June 14, 2011

    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of terrorist activity in the Philippines, particularly in the Sulu Archipelago and on the island of Mindanao. Terrorist attacks could be indiscriminate and could occur in other areas, to include Manila. Targeted sites may be public gathering places including, but not limited to, airports, shopping malls, conference centers, and other public venues. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated November 2, 2010, and updates specific regions of concern and reflects continuing threats due to terrorist and insurgent activities.

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    Before anyone lets fear get in the way, Mindanao is the southern most island and has had problems with the Abu Sayyaf (an Islamist separatist group) for many years. If you are going to Mindanao (1.75 hour flight south of MNL), yes, you should think twice and take extra caution.

    It is true that bombings have occurred in Manila but they are rare. But they do happen.

    I am going to the Philippines this week and not worried at all. I am also not going to Mindanao.
     
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