Still more fun in the Philippines even after foreign governments issued travel advisories against visiting the country after the Armed Forces thwarted a foiled attack by the Abu Sayyaf Group, according to Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella.
“While we urge continued mindfulness of one’s surroundings, it is still more fun in the Philippines,” Abella said in a statement yesterday.
Abella added the Palace understood the concern of foreign governments over their nationals.
“We assure everyone that the Philippines remains a safe place to work, to conduct business, or simply to have fun,” he said.
Abella said Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo has assured her counterparts in the region to assure them that Philippines is safe and fun for visitors.
“The ASEAN meetings proceeded as scheduled in Bohol this week with the Philippine National Police (PNP) refocusing its efforts on the security preparations for the ASEAN. Task Group Bohol has been activated at the security system in the venue and other areas where the delegates will be visiting,” he said.
Abella stressed that the security around Palawan province has already been strengthened amid reports that Abu Sayyaf is eyeing this destination as its next target.