I know it seems there are warnings out from everywhere not to visit Mindanao. I lived in Tagum just outside of Davao city for 9 months. There was never a problem there. I wouldn't move into the middle of a war zone if you know what I mean. I also wouldn't flash around a lot of wealth either if I had it. I read that Dipolog and Dapitan was very safe. Those 2 cities are 8 miles a part. They are 3rd class cities.