General warning for the Central Visayas
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Looks like our friends are getting into the Holy Week spirits. Take care out there. I'd been warned Bohol used to be a hive for the NPA and it looks like they're waking up. https://ph.usembassy.gov/security-message-u-s-citizens-travel-advisory-central-visayas/

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Sadly the world is a dangerous place, also beware of speeding busses taking those to celibate Holy Week!

edit; Celebrate, not celibate what ever 🤷🏽‍♀️

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5 hours ago, Snowy79 said:

I'd been warned Bohol used to be a hive for the NPA

From my understanding the NPA are not a problem to the average person . So many groups in the Philippines fighting for something. 

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23 minutes ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

From my understanding the NPA are not a problem to the average person . So many groups in the Philippines fighting for something. 

I've heard the same thing. We have a FilAm friend in the San Carlos area who claims to have been visited a couple of times over the years, a sack of rice for their "cause", and they were on their merry way. I'm not angling for any photo ops myself, however. :mellow:

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16 hours ago, Snowy79 said:

Looks like our friends are getting into the Holy Week spirits. Take care out there. I'd been warned Bohol used to be a hive for the NPA and it looks like they're waking up. https://ph.usembassy.gov/security-message-u-s-citizens-travel-advisory-central-visayas/

I guess that they are serious this time. http://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/129248/armed-men-sighted-bohol-town-firefight-govt-troops-ongoing#ixzz4duMGzcVD

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It's not the NPA that is going to be the problem. 

According to late breaking news, the Abu Sayaaf got into a firefight with the military at a tourist island in Bohol. There were 5 killed including one soldier. The terrorists went up river in fast speed boats and started the skirmish. They are cornered but are heavily armed. 

No news as yet if any foreigners were injured since it is a popular tourist island.

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1 hour ago, Gratefuled said:

The terrorists went up river in fast speed boats and started the skirmish. They are cornered but are heavily armed. 

One story said, The group came to the Visayas on three pump boats, according to reports.

Would not imagine pump boats being so fast :smile:

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1 hour ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

One story said, The group came to the Visayas on three pump boats, according to reports.

Would not imagine pump boats being so fast :smile:

The gunmen sailed into the Bohol town of Inabanga on Monday, going upriver toward a remote section of the island aboard three fast boats, Inabanga police officer Edwin Melicor told AFP by telephone.

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1 hour ago, Jollygoodfellow said:

One story said, The group came to the Visayas on three pump boats, according to reports.

Would not imagine pump boats being so fast :smile: 

I guess they would have to define fast

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