Is it worth going to the philippines now?

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1. Posted by Angelajc (First Time Poster 1 posts) 36w Star this if you like it!

I am planning to go to the Phillipines but am unsure of the conditions there since the desasters tat occurred in the end of 2017. Does anyone know how the situation is? How are the people? Is it not a good time for tourism?

2. Posted by Teoni (Respected Member 559 posts) 36w Star this if you like it!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/23/dozens-killed-in-philippine-mudslides-and-floods-as-storm-hits

This article has a map of the effected areas. If you aren't travelling in those places it seems it should be ok.

3. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 350 posts) 36w Star this if you like it!

I doubt Mindanao was one of your intended Islands to visit (it can be a bit dangerous from a kidnap+ perspective), but if it was then you'd be wise to take that off your list and concentrate on the other places in PH.

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5. Posted by smanros (Full Member 5 posts) 35w Star this if you like it!

The disaster-affected area at the end of 2017 is Eastern Visayas. Are you going there? Now, Mayon Volcano in Albay province is rumbling. Does that impending disaster good or bad for tourism? It depends on your perspective. There are many tourists raring to go to see that rare spectacle. :)