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This just in from the UK Government re Philippines Travel Advice.

'4:39pm, 31 July 2018: Latest update: Terrorism section – factual update; a vehicle based IED exploded at a checkpoint in Lamitan City on the island of Basilan in Western Mindanao on 31 July 2018 causing a number of fatalities.'

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'3:03pm, 13 August 2018: Latest update: Terrorism section (Kidnapping) – addition of information; the local authorities in Palawan have recently warned the public of a heightened risk from kidnapping; if in the area, you should follow the advice of local security and remain vigilant at all times.'

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The Canadian government emailed me a similar warning.

Dear Canadians,

You are receiving this email because you are registered with the Government of Canada's Registration of Canadians Abroad service. Please share the following important information with other Canadian nationals in your area.

The Travel Advice and Advisory for the Philippines has recently been updated. Authorities in Palawan are advising the public of a credible kidnapping threat on the island. Foreigners may be targeted. If you are on the island:

•be vigilant at all times
•take extra security precautions
•speak to staff at your hotel about the security measures in place
•follow the advice of local authorities
•monitor local news reports

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'Latest update: Typhoon Yutu (local name Rosita) is expected to make landfall in northern and central Luzon on 30 October; flooding and landslides are expected; you should monitor weather and travel updates, and follow the advice of local authorities.

Summary of additional information on travel during All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day, which will be observed on 1 and 2 November in the Philippines. Many people travel to their home provinces to visit family graves. Transport hubs and ports, including airports, will be very busy during this period. You should allow extra time if you are planning to travel during this busy time, or across the weekend.'


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Terrorism is a worldwide issue. No one can guarantee you are safe in your own back garden at home. Be careful everywhere, avoid known high risk areas.

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Terrorism is a worldwide issue. No one can guarantee you are safe in your own back garden at home. Be careful everywhere, avoid known high risk areas.
I don’t quite get where you’re coming from with this statement. I think we all know that terrorism is a worldwide issue and none of my posts have indicated otherwise. However, I feel perfectly safe in my own back garden thanks very much and choose to live my life without fear of terrorism 24/7.
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1:40pm, 31 December 2018: Latest update: Terrorism section – addition of factual information; on 31 December 2018 an IED exploded at the entrance to the South Seas shopping mall in Cotabato City; another IED was found at the same shopping mall with authorities carrying out a controlled explosion.

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'16 January 2019: Latest update: Summary – addition of information; national and local elections will be held across the Philippines on 13 May 2019; the official election period runs from 13 January to 12 June; the Philippines Bureau of Immigration have specifically warned foreign nationals against participating in any protests and political rallies; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow the advice of local authorities.'

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'16 January 2019: Latest update: Summary – addition of information; national and local elections will be held across the Philippines on 13 May 2019; the official election period runs from 13 January to 12 June; the Philippines Bureau of Immigration have specifically warned foreign nationals against participating in any protests and political rallies; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow the advice of local authorities.'

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Good advice and if caught protesting you will be locked up, or come up with hefty bail money, blacklisted and then deported and good luck getting that all straightened out it will cost you dearly not only monetarily but also with several apology letters.

The only violence I've experienced in these elections is ear damage from the loudspeakers and annoying people coming around our home but for sure many murders due to political ambitions.
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Good advice and if caught protesting .......
Always best plan is to stay out of local politics when in a foreign country. If a local brings it up, quickly change the topic of the conservation.

Just don't change it to religion, that is just about as dangerous.

You can ask straight factual questions, which party is on the left and which is on the right? What are the main planks of their platform etc. but never show support for one side or the other, even if the local agrees with your point of view because other locals may overhear and disagree with you.

My stock answer is that is a local matter for locals to decide.
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