US Embassy travel advisory raises security alert in Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa City Underground River (file photo)

The Puerto Princesa Underground River Management has issued an official statement today, May 9, on preparedness against terrorism following the travel advisory of the US Embassy in the Philippines on a possible terrorist attack in Palawan. The Embassy’s advisory warns US citizens to express caution regarding a potential attack targeting foreigners in Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park and areas surrounding it.

“We have already coordinated with the authorities, both the AFP and the police, to be in heightened alert,” said the statement issued through Park Superintendent Elizabeth Maclang.

A Security Council Meeting has already been called to take place early morning tomorrow.

The U.S. Embassy issued the said advisory May 9 afternoon citing credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to “conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan Province, Philippines, to include Puerto Princesa City, and the areas surrounding Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park”.

The PPUR Management has assured that they are taking the said information seriously and that they always consider the safety and security of guests and the community in the paramount of their concern.

The Western Command has put Palawan on heightened alert since the terrorism incident in Bohol.

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