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Travel warning for Misamis Oriental issued

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40 minutes ago, Raven said:

Philippine Information Agency is a bit slow in updating their site, but here is the confirmation that the Travel Warning for MisOr is lifted.

It is too late. The damage is already done. People will remember the travel warning, but won't even notice that it has been lifted. I'll bet the politicians in that area were pissed that a travel warning had been issued in the first place. It is bad for business, and they care a lot more about business than they do about tourist safety. The funny thing is that I didn't even know that tourists trek through the jungles in that part of Mindanao. You learn something new everyday here on LinC Forums.

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52 minutes ago, Raven said:

Philippine Information Agency is a bit slow in updating their site, but here is the confirmation that the Travel Warning for MisOr is lifted.

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Misamis Oriental governor has lifted on March 16, 2017, the stoppage order he issued for tourists to temporarily refrain from visiting tourism sites in the province due to continuous engagements between the military and members of the New People s Army (NPA).

This, after the Philippine Army’ s 58th Infantry ‘Dimalulupig’ Battalion of the 4th Infantry Division assured public that the province is relatively peaceful.

 

That is actually pretty funny that a governor can lift a travel ban on an area, local politicians, I am quite sure, never wanted a travel ban in the first place.

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The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings. This replaces the Travel Warning dated April 21, 2016.

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12 minutes ago, Lee said:

That is actually pretty funny that a governor can lift a travel ban on an area, local politicians, I am quite sure, never wanted a travel ban in the first place.

Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano was the one issued the Travel Warning, so I guess, it is natural that he's the one, lifting it!!

The Governor is working a lot for tourism in MisOr and I guess he was more concerned about how much damage a "hurt" tourist could make than a 2 weeks travel warning for the mountains.

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47 minutes ago, Headshot said:

The funny thing is that I didn't even know that tourists trek through the jungles in that part of Mindanao. You learn something new everyday here on LinC Forums.

..and this is why this Forum, is the best resource for Philippine info, on the Internet :cool:

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On 3/20/2017 at 0:29 PM, Headshot said:

The funny thing is that I didn't even know that tourists trek through the jungles in that part of Mindanao.

Trekking is the local term for hiking/mountain climbing.  Seems to be fairly popular.  And tourists doesn't necessarily mean foreigners.

Edited by SkyMan
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On 3/20/2017 at 1:12 AM, Raven said:

Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano was the one issued the Travel Warning, so I guess, it is natural that he's the one, lifting it!!

The Governor is working a lot for tourism in MisOr and I guess he was more concerned about how much damage a "hurt" tourist could make than a 2 weeks travel warning for the mountains.

It would also be natural for him to lift it in order to keep the tourists coming, even if it might endanger some. 

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4 hours ago, Lee said:

It would also be natural for him to lift it in order to keep the tourists coming, even if it might endanger some. 

Look at it from the local politicians point of view.

Lift the ban and invite tourists to come into the area.  Tourists bring in money.  That's GOOD.

So a couple may get kidnapped for ransom in the process.  That brings in news media and soldiers, who spend money.  Not as much as the tourists but still money.  That's GOOD.

Desperate family of kidnapped victims pay ransom.  LOTS of money to local terrorists.  That's GOOD.

New travel ban gets issued.  That BAD.  

Travel ban gets lifted and start over.  THAT GOOD.

FILIPINO LOGIC

Edited by Soarking
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