The US Government advice, repeated by other foreign departments including Australia’s DFAT, is for travelers to avoid these areas, to review personal security plans, to remain alert to their surroundings, monitor local news reports for updates and be vigilant.
Kidnappings are difficult to predict and therefore can be challenging to avoid.
The more rural areas of the country, including the island of Luzon to the north, should be avoided as it has seen the increased presence of the terrorist organization, The New People‘s Army (NPA).
Even when a ceasefire has been called, violence could flare up without warning.
So, regardless of the current state of affairs during your stay, it‘s best to avoid these areas altogether.
– Kelvin Odunuyi, 19, was shot dead outside the Vue cinema in Wood Green, north London.
Mr Odunuyi, whose family lived in Harrow, was pronounced dead soon after arrival at hospital.
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