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As an island nation, driving is not the only form of transportation in the Philippines. Many ferries offer services between islands. However, the State Department advises caution when choosing a ferry service.
There have been nine major inter-island ferryboat accidents in the last two years, eight with significant loss of life. The safety record is such that U.S. government employees are advised not to take inter-island ferry boat services unless this is the only means of transportation available. There have also been a series of bus accidents as a result of poor bus maintenance. U.S. citizens are advised to avoid overcrowded or unsafe transport and to exercise caution in planning travel by inter-island ferryboats or other public conveyances. Read more…
Exercise caution when using any form of transportation in the Philippines, and, when in doubt, ask a trusted person for advice as to what option is the most reliable.
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