|Not fair!Six countries issued travel ban vs. RP|
However, I also found an interesting article explaining another reason for such issuance of travel bans. It's THE almighty and all-powerful United States of America who first came up with a travel advisory a week after a failed terror attack in their country. And surprisingly, they suddenly warned their citizens about travelling to our beloved Perlas ng Silanganan even if they still do not have a lead as to the group responsible for this. What?! I mean, they've been attacked by some foreign terrorist group but I'm 100% sure it's not our very own ASG, MILF, MNLF, or NPA! Now, I'm pretty convinced that the article may be right. That after all, this travel advisory against us is a pure act of vendetta following RP's decision to review the VFA provisions, thanks to madame Senator Miriam "my idol" Santiago. Maybe this is their way of saying, you mess with our people and the "perks" that they enjoy in your country, we'll destroy your already bad reputation in the international community.
Perhaps, there is really a threat to our security as an expert said. Or maybe it's just a black propaganda against us. I do not know for sure which is true among the two. Personally, I would like to believe that the US is just taking it against us rather than entertaining the possibility that we're not really safe in our own motherland. It's more painful that way. The Philippines's reputation is already put in a bad light, no thanks to the Maguindanao Masscare and Quirino Grandstand Hostage incidents. And if indeed we're the next victims of terrorism, I hope that the PNP and AFP are really ready to defend and protect its people as they claim. We cannot afford to become the new face of breeders and haven of today's terrorist groups. We are peace-loving people and are renowned worldwide for our hospitality. Entertaining terrorists in the country is a sure no-no.
Let's just hope and pray that, apart from the lifting of travel bans in the country, the Republic of the Philippines is free from any terrorist threats.