GUMASA, Sarangani (May 18, 2015) – A firedancing contest heats up the Sarbay night in the biggest beach festival in the Philippines. Organizers said more than 100,000 people attended the two-day festival. Web updates powered by SMART. (Marlon … [Read More...]
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Traveling to Mindanao? Get our safety report!
Are you thinking of taking a trip to Mindanao? Are you concerned about your safety? If so, don't let your worry spoil your trip! Get our Mindanao Safety Report, which will be customized to let you know what to expect in the area where you will be visiting. Yes, specific to the area that you tell us you are planning to go! Hi, my name is Bob Martin, and I am an American who has lived in Mindanao since early 2000. I visited Mindanao regularly from 1990 until I moved here in May 2000, so I … [Read More]
Can you safely travel to Mindanao?
Every day, I receive many e-mails asking the same question - "Is it safe to go to Mindanao?" No single answer can be correct for each time the question is asked, but let me try to address the issue on this post. For the most part, Mindanao is a safe destination for your travel. There are some serious exceptions, though. Parts of Mindanao are extremely dangerous, while the majority of the island is fairly safe. One thing to remember is that in today's world, there is no place on the entire earth that is perfectly safe. No matter where you go you could be hit with crime, terrorism, natural disaster or some other calamity. This is true in Mindanao as well. Some places in Mindanao are very dangerous and should be avoided by the average tourist. The United States and other nations have issued travel advisories warning their citizens that travel to Mindanao is dangerous, and perhaps should be avoided altogether. Personally, I feel that in many ways these warnings are overblown, and … [Read More...]