MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Every now and then, the State Department issues travel advisories to American citizens warning them about dangers of visiting foreign countries — the Philippines included — it deems unsafe or a security risk.
Now the tide has turned.
Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin just announced that he has issued a travel advisory to Filipinos planning to visit the U.S.
The advisory came on the heels of the most recent mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, in which about 20 people were reported killed and scores injured.
In July of this year alone, more than 50 mass shootings were recorded across the U.S., prompting Locsin to declare travel to America totally unsafe. He advised Filipinos with approved travel visas to the U.S. to tear out the U.S. visa page of their Philippine passports because it is practically a useless document as far as travel safety is concerned.
Locsin recommended that Filipinos travel to Hong Kong instead unless the last name on their passports is Carpio-Morales or Del Rosario.