From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On Travel Advisories and Cancellation of Trips to the PH

We understand the concern of foreign governments over their nationals.
However, we assure everyone that the Philippines remains a safe place to work, to conduct business, or simply to have fun. Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo is corresponding with her counterparts in the region to give assurances on the matter.
The ASEAN meetings proceeded as scheduled in Bohol this week with the Philippine National Police (PNP) refocusing its efforts on the security preparations for the ASEAN. Task Group Bohol has been activated at the security system in the venue and other areas where the delegates will be visiting.
Security around the province of Palawan has been strengthened and while we urge continued mindfulness of one’s surroundings, it is still more fun in the Philippines.