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1. Posted by lcassey (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

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As above, any negative sides to heading there now in the wake of the attempted coup/rallies against the president?

Am in Hing Kong at present but was planning to head to manila early next week. I know an attempted coup in Philippines is about as frequent as the rain in London but is there anything of substance to this one and will it make it difficult to get around the city and the rest of the islands as a traveller?

My dad lives there and has said ignore it but I'd rather hear from any travellers there now as to whether it affects them rather than residents!

2. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

I'm here in the Phillipines, but i am in the far south east area, nothing dangerous going on here, same old shit, dont even notice anything to do with the coup

but i heard in Manila there are gatherings and protests in the streets that the news wont let air on the local news, censoring it i guess so they can say everything is under control whether it really is or not

3. Posted by crossette (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I would not worry about the Philppine goverment. What ever happens it will have little effect on a traveler. Go and enjoy the Philppines and let all that goverment noise just be ignored. It won't hurt you.

4. Posted by vange (Budding Member 43 posts) 10y

hello, i hope you would consider coming in to our country. the political chaos isn't really that bad, at least the way i see it. personally, i just ignore what's being said on the news -- i avoid TV. Those people creating noise aren't really that threatening, there are still millions of people who support our current government, we call ourselves as the silent majority. we don't bother to create noise to oppose those militatant oppositionists of our government, rather we just continue with our work. Only in manila and makati that these coup attempts are happening. in other places, they're back in 'business as usual.' I am currently working in makati, so far i haven't been affected or even frightened by this hullabaloo. except of course by the bumper--to--bumper traffic caused by rallies..
Really, it is safe to stay around here. if you are going to look at it in a different perspective,i say coming over these days may even be a cool adventure as the people are in an exciting mood as to what will happen next. If you intend to be part of history, you know -- being in the place where there are full of actions, now is the time to go here.;)
as a citizen, i still feel so secured in my country, but, I am deeply saddened by this show of political immaturity.

let me know if you'll be passing by around makati area, i'm just around the corner. regards.