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Luma na ‘yan! Palace says no change in UK’s warning vs. traveling to Mindanao


By Prince Golez

Malacañang clarified on Thursday that the United Kingdom (UK) did not release a new advisory warning its citizens against traveling to Mindanao following a bombing at a shopping mall in Cotabato City.

“In the light of recent media reporting, I wanted to clarify that the UK has not recently changed its travel advice for the Philippines,” said spokesperson Salvador Panelo, reading British Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce’s letter addressed to him.

In a media briefing, Panelo pointed out that UK’s travel advice for trips to Western Mindanao, Eastern Mindanao, and Southern Cebu has not changed since January 2017.

Pruce said what the UK government published, was “an update on December 31, 2018 regarding the blast in Cotabato City,” according to the Palace official.

“Globally, the UK keeps its travel advice under close review, taking into account a wide range of factors with the intention of giving British nationals the best possible guidance,” the letter read.

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