The US Embassy in Manila has warned that terrorist teams could also be planning kidnappings in Palawan.
The warning, issued at this time (Tuesday, May 9), singles out the world surrounding the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park as a specific concern.
Last month the embassy warned residents of a kidnap plot within the Western Visayas. Just two days later, a gaggle of Abu Sayyaf terrorists landed on the island of Bohol.
The warning in full reads: “The US Embassy has received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan Province, Philippines, to include Puerto Princesa City, and the areas surrounding Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. US citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as they make their travel plans and to review personal security plans, avoid large crowds and gatherings, and remain vigilant at all times.”
The embassy has additionally taken the chance to remind residents of its newest ‘Worldwide Caution’ issued in March.
This warned that there was an ongoing menace of terrorist actions and violence towards US residents and pursuits the world over, together with the Philippines.
The message reads: “The Extremists have focused sporting occasions, theatres, markets, mass transportation methods —together with airways — and different public venues the place giant crowds collect.
“Crowded nightclubs, purchasing malls, buses and in style eating places have additionally been targets.
“US citizens should be mindful of the importance of taking preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while travelling and residing in the Philippines.”
The army is presently engaged in a reinvigorated crackdown towards teams similar to Abu Sayyaf, Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Ansar Al-Khilafa Philippines and the Maute group, whose conventional strongholds are primarily within the southeast of the nation.
As we now have beforehand reported, the army offensive comes amid intelligence reviews that embattled Islamic State terrorists need to the Philippines as a brand new base as they lose floor within the Middle East.
For additional data or to contact the embassy, go to its web site right here.
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