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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Mindanao Security Situation

The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing conflict between terrorist groups and Philippine Security Forces in Marawi City, Mindanao.  Media reports suggest that there are multiple dead and injured.  On May 23, 2017, the Philippine government declared martial law throughout the Mindanao region for ...

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{source: US Dept of State}

New warning posted by the US Dept of State - US Embassy, Manila Philippines-
Sun May 28, 2017

US Embassy Warning:

ACSManilaMascot[at]state.gov
Today at 12:37 PM

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila
May 28, 2017

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.

The U.S. Embassy has received information that the Philippine government has placed the Philippine National Police (PNP) on full alert throughout metropolitan Manila. A unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been deployed to Quezon city to assist the PNP with security operations. The AFP will assist in implementing random checkpoints, security patrols, and police visibility operations. The PNP advises that this is a pre-cautionary measure in light of the declaration of Martial law in Mindanao and not related to any specified terror threat information directed towards metro-Manila.

The U.S. Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens of the most recent Worldwide Caution, dated March 6, 2017, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. Extremists have targeted sporting events, theaters, markets, mass transportation systems–including airlines, and other public venues where large crowds gather. Crowded nightclubs, shopping malls, buses and popular restaurants have also been targets. U.S. citizens should be mindful of the importance of taking preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the Philippines.


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Navajo52

Most think it will never happen to them .....until it does.   Then they scream for help after they ignored the Embassy suggestions, dont listen then u should be on your own.   A US embassy guy said it well when he said " it is not our smartest that continue to live down there."    Remember you are not  Filipino!  When they want to cut off a head they will be looking for the pale faces Foreigner.  Good luck!

Mike, you hit the nail right on the head on all counts. There are many, many places to live here that are safe and without problems (so far).
There is simply no point in sticking your neck out or worse yet, for our or anybody's military to try to perform a dangerous rescue.

Navajo52

/!\ I AM A STUPID SPAMMER /!\ cuts off Filipino heads just as fast. especially if they are known non Muslims.

The chances are if you are killed it won't be by /!\ I AM A STUPID SPAMMER /!\ in the Philippines no matter where your at,look at the number killed by Muslim terriorst than look at the number killed by.other means in the Philippines, gated subdivisions are not as safe as you may think

Ref the US Embassy Warning:  ACSManilaMascot[at]state.gov
Today at 12:37 PM
United States Embassy Manila, Philippines
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila
May 28, 2017

This warning was put out for all the Philippines and dissimulated in local areas.  There was intelligence gathered that indicate that Terrorist were going to hi jack a petrol (gasoline for my USA and Philippine friends) tanker or a LNG or LPG tanker and drive it to a populated area (shopping mall, church etc.) and then exploded it.  It was meant to happen on the 1st of July.  Not saying that it will still not happen.

At least we are not in Chicago, 40 killed this last weekend

And who created terrorists ??? Oh well ...

Why people compare a Country with 20+ heavily armed organized militant groups to the US is beyond comprehension.

Not compare, but relate . Why ? Because US has sponsored most of militants directly or indirectly   just take Libya or Syria as examples or firmer Yugoslavia. Who supported rebels to overthrow the legitimate government? Who supported Georgia , Ukraine and opposed Cyprus installation of S300 in 1990s ? Who has military bases all over the globe ? Now , how many military bases does China have or Russia outside their respective territories ? So who is the aggressor here ?

I was talking about dead people in Chicago, not Worldwide geopolitics. This is what happens when you get into a dispute with a Filipino here:

https://philippineslifestyle.com/blog/2 … om-family/

Than go home if you don't like Filipinos

Huh? Who said anything about not liking Filipinos?

Please get this topic back on point.

I agree. My point is that there is a big difference between "feeling" safe or "thinking" you are safe, as opposed to actually being safe.

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