Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Procession of the Black Nazarene

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Procession of the Black Nazarene The U.S. Embassy in Manila will have a delayed opening at 10 am on Tuesday, January 9, due to the Procession of the Black Nazarene, one of the largest religious gatherings in the Philippines. The Manila City government has declared this day a local holiday ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Worldwide Caution  As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

September 22, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Worldwide Caution  As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests Expected Near U.S. Embassy

September 20, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Protests Expected Near U.S. Embassy The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that the Philippine government has declared Thursday, September 21, 2017, as a National Day of Protest.  Demonstrations are expected to take place throughout the country.  A protest is planned at approximately 2:00 p.m. at Rizal Park, which ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines

July 18, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the city of Marawi, Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago including the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to other regions of Mindanao, due to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Incident at Resorts World Manila

Local media reports gunfire and explosions at Resorts World Manila near the Manila International Airport.  Exercise caution and review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates.  Heed any instructions given by local authorities. For further information about security in the Philippines: See the ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila

May 28, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Check Points in Metro Manila The U.S. Embassy has received information that the Philippine government has placed the Philippine National Police (PNP) on full alert throughout Metropolitan Manila. A unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has been deployed to Quezon City to assist ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Mindanao Security Situation

May 24, 2017 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Mindanao Security Situation The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing conflict between terrorist groups and Philippine Security Forces in Marawi City, Mindanao.  Media reports suggest that there are multiple dead and injured.  On May 23, 2017, the Philippine government declared martial law throughout ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Palawan Province

The U.S. Embassy has received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan Province, Philippines, to include Puerto Princesa City, and the areas surrounding Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. U.S. citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as they make their ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Advisory for Central Visayas

The U.S. Embassy has received unsubstantiated yet credible information that terrorist groups may attempt to conduct kidnappings in Central Visayas, which includes both Cebu and Bohol provinces. U.S. citizens are advised to carefully consider this information as you make your travel plans, and to review personal security plans, avoid large crowds and gatherings, and remain vigilant at ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

March 7, 2017 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines

December 21, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines  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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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder of Worldwide Caution

December 5, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Reminder of Worldwide Caution The U.S. Embassy in Manila wishes to remind all U.S. citizens residing in, or traveling to the Philippines of the most recent Department of State Worldwide Caution , dated September 9, 2016, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. The ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Guidance

December 1, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Holiday Security Guidance The Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens to take preventative measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the Philippines. The holiday season is a prime time for criminal activity. Remember, while victims can often ‎simply be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they can also ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Manila Tomorrow, November 30, 2016

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. The U.S. Embassy in Manila has been informed of a demonstration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvised Explosive Device Disabled near U.S. Embassy

Philippine National Police (PNP) authorities have confirmed that they have disabled an improvised explosive device found in a trash can approximately 250 meters south of the U.S. Embassy on Roxas Boulevard during the early morning hours of Monday, November 28, 2016.  PNP personnel quickly cordoned off the area.  There were no injuries and an investigation ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Manila

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. The Philippine National Police (PNP) have announced that several demonstrations have been scheduled for today, Friday, November 25, throughout ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Risk of Kidnapping in Southern Cebu

November 3, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Risk of Kidnapping in Southern Cebu The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens that terrorist groups are planning to conduct kidnappings in areas frequented by foreigners on the southern portion of Cebu Island, specifically the areas around Dalaguete and Santander (to include Sumilon Island). U.S. citizens should avoid travel to these areas and are reminded to review personal security ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Zika Virus

The U.S. Embassy in Manila informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued Travel Guidance for the Philippines regarding the risk of Zika virus infection. Zika virus is endemic .  The risk of Zika to travelers, especially pregnant women, in endemic countries is likely lower (but not zero) than in areas where ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

September 13, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about relevant events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  Current information suggests that terrorist groups continue to ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Davao Bombing (September 3, 2016)

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU. An explosive device was detonated in a crowded market in Davao, Philippines on the evening of September 2, 2016.  ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Reminder – August 17, 2016

August 17, 2016 Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Security Reminder  The Embassy wishes to remind U.S. citizens of the most recent Department of State Worldwide Caution , dated March 3, 2016, which indicates there is an ongoing threat of terrorist actions and violence against United States citizens and interests abroad, including the Philippines. You may also wish to review the information in the most ...
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Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines – April 22, 2016

April 21, 2016 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Travel Warning for the Philippines 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 Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated October ...
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Worldwide Caution [updated March 3, 2016]

March 3, 2016 Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens:  Update to Worldwide Caution The U.S. Embassy wishes to advise all U.S. citizens that the Department of State issued an updated Worldwide Caution Alert on March 3, 2016. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against ...
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