Palace assures: PH still a safe place


MALACAÑANG on Thursday assured that the country remains safe despite the kidnapping incident on Samal Island, Davao del Norte. Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said the peace and order situation in the country remains stable. However, the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom have already issued separate travel advisories warning their citizens against traveling to several areas in Mindanao following the abduction of two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipina from a resort on Samal Island. Coloma said the Philippine government is doing everything to ensure the safety of foreigners, and to capture the suspects.


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  1. The British government have warned against traveling to parts of the south of the country for many years now. They advise visitors to be extra careful and to keep a low profile. Incidents like the recent kidnapping can happen anywhere in the world…sad and distressing for the folks involved…but a fact of life.

    • Not much point in traveling in the North either, One of the worst airports in the world, Mass transit traveling is a joke after 5 years Aquino and Roxas.