Dangerous Places

Philippines steps up security after U.S. warns citizens of kidnap threat

“Philippine police have stepped up security on the holiday island of Cebu, the president’s spokesman said on Friday, after the U.S. embassy warned its citizens that ‘terrorist’ groups could be planning kidnappings there.

The travel advisory was issued in response to comments made to media by regional police that said six Abu Sayyaf rebels were in Cebu, an island popular for diving and racy nightlife and far from the Islamist group’s stronghold in the south.”

Source: Philippines steps up security after U.S. warns citizens of kidnap threat | Reuters

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.