Hi I am Yulie Sullivan I am originally from Philippines. I just recently get married to my fiance from United States, my husband and I are living in Missouri United States right now. My husband and I are both travel blogger check out my husband travel blog post here Travelwithoutamap.com . Before I move in the Philippines I am living in 3 different part of the Philippines.
I know all of my fellow travelers are wondering if the Philippines are safe or which part of the Philippines are safe. My husband and I love to travel all around the world. But we don’t wanna be somewhere which is dangerous, for Filipino or Foreigners. My husband and I always do the research first before we travel, because we want to know more about the country first. We liked to know about the culture, religion, and specially expenses.
Okay Philippines is divided in 3 big Island group Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Center City of Luzon is Metro Manila & the Center City of Visayas is Cebu City & the Center City of Mindanao is Davao City. Before I found my husband I was raise and born, in the middle of Mindanao in Zamboanga Del Norte or Zamboanga Peninsula. Mindanao is the 3 group part of Island in the Philippines. You are probably never heard of zamboanga Del Norte before, it is because no one can even go there specially foreigners travelers. I wanna give an advised to all my fellow travelers about Philippines, and let them know which part of Philippines is dangerous.
Dangerous Place In The Philippines For Foreigners Travelers,
Island of Jolo Solu
Jolo Solu is an Island very close to Zamboanga City. I never been to Jolo Solu it is because all the people who live in this Island is Muslim. It is very dangerous not only for Filipino Christian specially foreigners. This Island is where they bring all their kidnaps victims. I always heard a bad news about this Island I know most of Muslims people are awesome. But some of Muslims people is very bad too, and I am very sad about this. Its because I just want the best for Philippines, I want all the travelers not to be scared to go to Philippines. So please don’t even thinking about going to Jolo Solu.
Tawi Tawi Island
Tawi Tawi is the neighbor of Jolo Solu, this Island is also Muslims territory. I never been to Tawi Tawi too and I will never going to Tawi Tawi my life is very important to me. I don’t wanna be headed, i heard a lot of bad news about this place too. I will never recommend this place for my fellow travelers. I recommend to all the travelers to stay away from Tawi Tawi .
Basilan City is where my Mom was born, she told me about Basilan . My Mom told Basilan City has many different tribes who lives there broken Spanish, different Slam tribes. and some Christian people. I don’t think it is really scary for Filipino people if you stay in the City. But I am very sure that it is not safe for Foreigners travelers. Because it is mostly Muslims people who live in Basilan City, very little Christians.
North Cotabato is not really safe, for foreigners. It is divided to a Christians and Muslims and some different tribes. I think for Filipino is okay but for foreigners travelers not safe. I don’t really recommend the travelers to go to north of Cotabato, its better to be safe than sorry.
Zamboanga City suppose to be safe, but not anymore after the war there few years ago. So I can’t recommend Zamboanga City for my fellow travelers. Don’t go anywhere in Mindanao except of those tourist spots place.
My advised to all my fellow travelers to stay in Luzon and Visayas region. You will be safe and you will surely enjoyed Philippines, has a lot fun. I just really wish there is no more kidnapping happening in the Philippines for foreigners.
Here is few of my blog post tips and advised about Philippines:
Thank you so much for checking my blog post just leave your comment below if you have any questions
Yulie & Jeff