BUKIDNON NEWS | MALAYBALAY NEWS – So we finally had the chance to sift through the numerous emails sent to this Bukidnon blog and found one that kindda worried us. Apparently, the British government has issued a travel ban a few days ago, warning the British not to visit southern Philippines. Unfortunately, one of the places mentioned in the travel ban is…yup, you guessed it right…MALAYBALAY CITY.
According to the advisory issued by the British Embassy in Manila, they’re telling its citizens to avoid Malaybalay as well as Tandag, Butuan, Prosperidad, Oroquieta, Dipolog, Nabunturan, Tagum, Mati and Digos. The embassy said that unless truly essential, travel to these places must be avoided. We’re guessing that it’s still technically okay to visit Malaybalay but only if it’s really, really important.
The British Embassy also warns its citizens against traveling to Bongao, Jolo, Isabela, Ipil, Pagadian, Tubod, Marawi, Kidapawan, Sharif Aguak, Isulan, Koronadal and Alabel.
“We advise against all travel to southwest Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago because of on-going terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups,” the advisory said.
What are your thoughts about this?