Philippines risks

This item appears on page 22 of the April 2008 issue.
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Security risks, including those due to terrorism, persist in the Philippines, the State Department warns. The southern island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago are of particular concern.

On Jan. 3, 2008, a bomb exploded at a Cotabato City disco pub, killing one and injuring eight. The central and western areas of Mindanao have also experienced bombings targeting bus terminals and public buildings. While it appears foreigners were not targeted, travelers should remain vigilant.

Kidnap-for-ransom gangs continue to operate in the Philippines.

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Security risks, including those due to terrorism, persist in the Philippines, the State Department warns. The southern island of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago are of particular concern.

On Jan. 3, 2008, a bomb exploded at a Cotabato City disco pub, killing one and injuring eight. The central and western areas of Mindanao have also experienced bombings targeting bus terminals and public buildings. While it appears foreigners were not targeted, travelers should remain vigilant.

Kidnap-for-ransom gangs continue to operate in the Philippines.