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Stay safe, US citizens advised

  • Written by Cristina Lee-Pisco
  • Published in Top Stories
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SAYING the holiday season is a prime time for criminal activity in the Philippines, the United States Embassy in Manila reminded its citizens to take preventive measures to ensure their safety and security while traveling and residing in the country.

“Remember, while victims can often simply be at the wrong place at the wrong time, they can also be targeted because they appear to be wealthy,” said the security message for US citizens: holiday security guidance posted on the US Embassy website.

The message noted in years past there have been incidents of robbery, pick-pocketing, property thefts from vehicles, and burglaries in unoccupied residences.

It said the Embassy is issuing guidance to help reduce “your chances of becoming a victim of such criminal activity.”