On August 26, a South Korean national was shot in a pistol attack on Cebu island. The victim received eight gun shots while staying in his motel. Local police are investigating the case. In July, a South Korean tourist was attacked and wounded by an assailant while getting into a taxi in Manila. In May, another South Korean national living in Manila was gunned down.
The Philippines suffer from high levels of violent crime, street crime and robbery.
Take all precautionary measures during your stay in the country. Please be particularly cautious when travelling on public transport. Report any suspicious behaviour to the authorities.
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