I have been to the Philippines 7 times, 5 of those times in Mindanao. I will be going to Dipolog very soon, which will be the closest to Palawan (My dream vacation spot) I have ever been. Im an American and Im concerned about my safety when staying at Palawan and snorkeling. Not my safety with animals but with the rebels. MILF, Abu Sayyaf and related. Does Palawan offer me any special security or protection from this threat?
Question about Tubbataha Reefs
fly to Busuanga from Manila and stay at the Gateway hotel .... it is safe, 70% of the people there are related so they know who comes in and out ... the rebels are located 8 hours away by boat South of these islands and there has been only one incident in 10 years which was a staged kidnapping so the victim would not pay money he owed ... so enjoy buddy