The US, Australia and the UK have all issued travel advisories within the wake of Friday’s Manila casino attack.
On its web site, the US Embassy posted an “emergency message” urging Americans to “exercise caution” and “review your personal security plans”.
“Remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Heed any instructions given by local authorities,” the assertion learn.
The UK embassy stated its residents ought to “avoid the area and follow the advice of local authorities” after the incident at Resorts World Manila, which is near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal three.
The Australian Embassy issued an identical advisory, saying that the Philippines had “a more volatile security environment” brought on by the “deterioration in security in Mindanao”.
“Travellers are reminded of the high threat of terrorist attack in the Philippines, including Manila. Exercise heightened caution at this time,” the embassy stated.
“Be vigilant about your surroundings. Monitor the media for information that may impact on your security. Follow local authorities’ advice,” it added.
On Thursday, President Duterte stated the chaos in Marawi City was purely spawned by the Islamic State. He is but to touch upon the casino attack, which led to 38 deaths, together with the suspected gunman.
Police preserve that the attack was not an act of terror, however somewhat a botched theft or the revenge of a disgruntled gambler.