Government Warns Against U.S. Travel in Philippines

The State Department issued a warning on Friday urging U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the southern Philippine islands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago. Terrorist bombings have taken place, which have caused injury and death. Kidnapping gangs are also active, which target foreign travelers.

Violence is also anticipated before and after the May 10 national and local elections as well as the June 30 inauguration.

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