Philippines Travel Warning

The Philippines is one of my favorite travel destinations of all time. Several cheap flights arrive in the country daily from all over the world, shepherding people to excellent food, beaches, and scenery. The less than savory President Duterte, however, has made the country a bit less stable in the eyes of Westerners, even though many filipinos who didn't vote for him, are now flocking to support him. A recent attack at a resort in Manila may even see the US State Department's justified travel warning may expand beyond the few islands it encompasses now. This would be a real shame, since The Philippines has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Hopefully things don't get worse, but the current trajectory of things isn't promising.