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Terrorism in the Philippines - issue or non-issue honestly?

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Terrorism in the Philippines - issue or non-issue honestly?

Postby manly5000 » May 13th, 2011, 8:54 pm

Hey guys,

Every now and then I come across discussions about terrorism in the Phils and some seem to think it's a risky place to be. Honestly though, what's the real deal with this? If you look at the list of incidents on Wikipedia it seems that something goes down fairly regularly there, maybe once a month or more... but truth be told is this a big issue for those considering relocating there someday?

I myself favor either the Cebu area and surrounding islands or Mindinao, which is where the highest concentration of muslims seems to be.

Just want to be sure as an American white dude i won't be a big fat walking target.
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Postby Winston » May 13th, 2011, 9:08 pm

The odds of you encountering terrorism are minimal. You are more likely to be pickpocketed by scums there. Anything is possible, but the danger is too miniscule to worry too much about.

However, some people draw bad people more than others.
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Postby manly5000 » May 13th, 2011, 9:20 pm

Thanks Winston. Would you say my assumption of Cebu and the immediate surrounding islands being lower risk than the rest of the Phils is accurate?
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Postby ladislav » May 13th, 2011, 10:16 pm

Yawn! There is more of a terrorist threat in the US than in the Philippines. Just avoid zones where hostilities go on and do not go to Muslim areas and villages with a Bible in the hand shouting- Jesus is the way!
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Postby manly5000 » May 13th, 2011, 11:33 pm

Haha okay thanks bro.
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