Additionally, the US State Department notes that there have been increases in terrorism and insurgent activities among a number of the islands and archipelagos.
The southern island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago are of particular security concern. Travelers should exercise extreme caution in both central and western Mindanao as well as in the Sulu Archipelago. Read more…
Remain cautious when in public areas, and re-think any travel plans to areas such as Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago which are extremely dangerous.
When in Manila, it is best for travelers to forgo the use of local public transportation. This includes the Metro, buses, and jeepneys. Robberies and muggings have become a common occurrence on these forms of transportation. Avoid becoming another victim by not putting yourself in harm’s way.