Philippines risks

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The Department of State warns of the risks of terrorist activity in the Philippines, particularly in the Sulu Archipelago and on Mindanao, though attacks could occur in other areas, including Manila.

Sporadic clashes have occurred between lawless groups and the Philippine Armed Forces throughout Mindanao, particularly in rural areas. Kidnap-for-ransom gangs are active throughout the Philippines.

The Philippine government declared a state of emergency on Nov. 24, 2009, for the Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces as well as Cotabato City in Min­danao, as a result of election-related violence. It is still in effect.

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The Department of State warns of the risks of terrorist activity in the Philippines, particularly in the Sulu Archipelago and on Mindanao, though attacks could occur in other areas, including Manila.

Sporadic clashes have occurred between lawless groups and the Philippine Armed Forces throughout Mindanao, particularly in rural areas. Kidnap-for-ransom gangs are active throughout the Philippines.

The Philippine government declared a state of emergency on Nov. 24, 2009, for the Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat provinces as well as Cotabato City in Min­danao, as a result of election-related violence. It is still in effect.