US Embassy: Kidnapping hotspots warning for Cebu, Philippines.

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US Embassy: Kidnapping hotspots warning for Cebu, Philippines.

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:37 am

A travel advisory from the US embassy in Manila has warned Americans to avoid some areas of the Philippines after a surge in kidnappings by Islamic militants.
[A travel advisory from] the US embassy in Manila on Thursday warned Americans to avoid the southern regions of Cebu island, one of the nation's most popular tourist sites because of its idyllic beaches, spectacular diving and whale watching.

"The US Embassy alerts US citizens that terrorist groups are planning to conduct kidnappings in areas frequented by foreigners on the southern portion of Cebu Island," the advisory said.

The embassy identified three locations -- Dalaguete and Santander on Cebu, and nearby Sumilon island. Those areas are a short boat ride to tourist hotspots Bohol and Dumaguete...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/1 ... t-spots-us
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