Discussion in 'Dining - Nightlife - Entertainment' started by Wildlands1, Jan 20, 2019.
Arent there enough openminded girls in Duma? Its a university town ...
Did Wildlands make it back?
Zamboanga is not recommended by the British F.O.
With the right bait you can anything!
Not that I meant to imply anybody had been deleted, just that I deleted my post after thinking better of expressing my opinion on the crude misogynistic objectification of women as animals for personal salacious purposes. Then ... on second thought ....
I don’t think we are issued travel advisories for shits and giggles. If you went for a visit and got out of there safe, it doesn’t mean the warnings are BS, it just means you got lucky. Zamboanga is a red zone. To encourage people to go is downright irresponsible.
Some embassies have inlcuded dumaguete in their red zones, which I think must have been for shits and giggles.
Maybe they have their reasons because of their nationals being killed off. We might think their warnings are absurd, but they do have intel we don’t have; and at the end of the day, they are just trying to protect us.
I trust my embassy, and while I don’t see Dumaguete anywhere in that list, I will pay attention to the red zone or the DO NOT TRAVEL areas.
Vast difference between EXERCISE A DEGREE OF CAUTION and DO NOT TRAVEL.
This thread is a bit dated. I want to chime in on the safety of Mindanao. I lived in Pagadian City for a year. While the people were really nice, I was advised to stay out of the countryside. It has an approximate 180,000 population. A cop told me there was a murder everyday. Sometimes twice daily. Either for drugs, or family members killing each other over land disputes. This was six years ago.
I would not advise any foreigner to go to Mindanao. If you are in a city where you can see Basilan-an Abu Sayef stronghold-you are asking for trouble. Many of those 600 terrorists killed in the Marawi war came from the southern region of Mindanao, including Basilian. It is the same as the apologists making excuses about Davao’s safety. Yeah, it may be relatively safe in the city. Wander outside of it and you risk losing your head. Military presence does not necessarily mean safety. There was a bombing in Davao just a few years back