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PH rule of law rating drops, Marawi stragglers, Australia travel warning | Evening wRap

Nov 03, 2017 - 7:03 PM

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Cebu’s tourism remains vibrant despite foreign travel warnings

Sep 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Superintendent Jonathan Cabal of the Central Visayas police calls on foreign embassies to lift the travel warnings they have issued on the region since 2016

US, UK, Australia warn nationals after Resorts World Manila attack

Jun 02, 2017 - 10:24 AM

We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall the Australian embassy says

SHOOTING INCIDENT. The Resorts World Manila attack on June 2, 2017, prompts foreign embassies to warn their nationals to exercise caution. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

PNP orders cops to 'step up' Palawan security after U.S. warning

May 10, 2017 - 5:18 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte says his standing order to security forces is to shoot on sight the terrorists

Palace commends military, police for foiling Bohol terror attack

Apr 12, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Malacañang assures the public that security forces are in control of the peace and order situation in Central Visayas

ADDRESSING TERROR THREATS. During a visit to a military camp in Sulu, President Duterte inspects firearms seized from Abu Sayyaf. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

10 killed as gov't forces foil Abu Sayyaf attack in Bohol

Apr 11, 2017 - 2:03 PM

5th UPDATE 3 soldiers a cop and at least 5 of the armed men are killed in clashes that started at 5 am on Tuesday April 11

File photo of Filipino soldiers in Sulu

PNP confirms reports of 'threats' in Central Visayas

Apr 10, 2017 - 2:17 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives assurances the police are ready as they also gear up for the long Holy Week break

DON'T WORRY. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa downplays fears of the safety in Central Visayas, amid a travel advisory from the US Embassy. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte and human rights, U.S. and Mindanao, Berlin attack | Midday wRap

Dec 21, 2016 - 2:05 PM

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U.S. renews Mindanao travel warning

Dec 21, 2016 - 10:16 AM

The travel advisory replaces the warning issued in April 2016 against southern Philippines due to continued terrorist and insurgent threats

File photo by Rappler

China to lift travel warning vs PH during Duterte trip

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says he is eyeing to attract one million Chinese tourists to the Philippines by the end of 2017

Countries issue travel warnings after Davao bombing

Sep 04, 2016 - 9:39 AM

At least 5 countries issue travel warnings after the Davao City explosion that killed 14 and left more than 60 others wounded

DAVAO BOMBING. Explosion at a night market in Davao City on September 2, killing at least 14 people and injuring at least 71. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

US issues fresh travel warning for North Korea

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Although Washington has long warned about the dangers of traveling to North Korea in any capacity its formal advisories have strengthened in tone with the recent arrest and detention of a number of American citizens

TRAVEL WARNING. A file picture dated June 22, 2010 shows two foreign tourists taking photos on an excursion steamer under a North Korean flag in the coastal area of Rason Directly Governed City, North Hamgyong province, North Korea. File photo by Wu Hong/EPA

US warns Americans against travel to North Korea

May 17, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The State Department cites the serious risk of arrest and long term detention under North Korea s system of law enforcement

epa04856128 A North Korean soldier (R) stands guard as another solier (L) looks through binoculars toward South Korea at the Military Demarcation Line in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the border village Panmunjom, South Korea, 22 July 2015. North Korea is believed to have erected a gantry at the station that is capable of firing long-range missiles twice the size of the 30-meter-long 'Unha-3', South Korean military and intelligence officials said on 22 July 2015. EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

US renews travel warning vs southern Philippines

May 22, 2015 - 12:17 PM

The US State Department cites the high threat of kidnapping…linked to insurgency and terrorism

TOURIST SPOTS. Bunbun Beach is one of the best tourist spots in Sulu, an archipelago that has suffered image problems due to terror threats. Photo courtesy of

Stay away from Sulu, US warns citizens

May 20, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The State Department says US citizens should defer non essential travel pointing to recent kidnappings and attempted kidnappings of foreigners in Sabah and the southern Sulu Sea area

SPY POST? A map leaked by fugitive intelligence officer Edward Snowden showed the US Embassy in Manila as one of 90 "listening posts" used to monitor communications in the region. In this photo, commuters pass in front of the highly-secured US embassy in Manila on July 6, 2013. AFP / Jay Directo

UK: Despite travel warning, PH mostly 'trouble-free'

Aug 27, 2013 - 5:09 PM

Steph Lysaght first secretary of the UK Embassy in Manila says their travel warnings only cover parts of Mindanao

US warns against travel to southern Philippines

Jul 06, 2013 - 2:28 PM

The United States warns Americans against travel to the southern Philippines just days after Australia and Canada issued similar advice

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Jul 03, 2013 - 8:50 PM

SC stops plea bargain deal between former comptroller and Ombudsman Chinese gov executes Filipino drug mule Canada and Australia warn against travel in Mindanao

Australia issues travel warning

Jul 02, 2013 - 8:03 PM

Citing terrorist activities Australia advises its citizens here to avoid all travel to southwest Mindanao and Sulu

BLACK FLAG. Filipinos carry the black flag in southern Philippines. It symbolizes the apocalypse that would bring about the triumph of Islam. File photo

US warns citizens of kidnap risk in Sulu

Jun 15, 2012 - 4:54 PM

The US warns Americans of travel to Sulu and the rest of Mindanao amid the high threat of kidnapping and terror attacks

Pinoy protests agitate China

May 10, 2012 - 11:36 AM

China says the planned May 11 protests outside its embassies will worsen its impasse with the Philippines

GLOBAL PROTESTS. Filipinos will storm Chinese embassies Friday, May 11, to protest China's stance on its Scarborough Shoal standoff with the Philippines.