I’m an American expat from Central Illinois who moved to the Philippines over eight years ago. I’ve been married to a loyal, loving Filipina for over 18 years. “EXPAT Safety & Security: PHILIPPINES” has never been more important.
The Communist insurgency group, New People’s Army, NPA, is ramping up attacks in our area, Western Visayas. PNP Chief “Bato” Dela Rosa recently declared that the Communist thugs are targeting our region.
The threat of radical Islamic terrorism is continuing to grow in the Philippines with groups like ISIS stepping up recruitment efforts here. With promised cash bonuses of 100,000 pesos, $2,000, to anyone who joins their cause, their ranks are swelling. 100,000 pesos is a lot of money in the Philippines.
President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his apprehension over the growing threat of terrorism as rebel groups might regroup and unite as an affiliate of ISIS in the country.
“These terrorists, the New People’s Army and the rebellious factions in the Moro land are affiliated with ISIS,” the President said.
We’ve had a spate of armed invasions on our own island province of Guimaras.