Is it safe to travel to Philippines
Although you would hear negative news about the country, it is still safe to go to Philippines even if you would have your flight now. The region where the war is going on is very far from the tourist destinations in the country. Mindanao is just one of the islands in the archipelago and you still have other thousands of islands more to explore.
The recent political and economic issues in the country such as the increase of the oil price and such do not actually affect the tourism industry. Moreover, small rallies and few demonstrations were peacefully done on the streets. There are no violent manifestations on the road. Therefore, tourist should not be afraid of walking or travelling on the highways of Philippines, particularly in Manila.
Unfortunately, because of the rainy season that lasts from July to October, it is not advisable to have a vacation in the Philippines due to the storms that might ruin your whole tropical experience.
SECRETARY DURANO ASSURES TOURISTS THE PHILIPPINES IS SAFE
“The Philippines remains a safe destination for travel. The Valentine’s Day bombing incidents, while unfortunate, are clearley isolated,” declares Secretary of Tourism Joseph Ace Durano.
“We have always had security arrangements with the Philippine Navy and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to ensure the safety of both local and foreign tourists,” he adds.
The Department of Tourism stepped up coordination with the PNP’s Bantay Turista, the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Task Group Stingray, and the industry stakeholders to make certain that systems and procedures are in place to ensure the safety and security of tourists in the country.
Grace is loving every minute she spend traveling around Philippines, meeting people and making new friends. Her travel mantra - “Live, breathe. It is never too late to feel alive.”