Philippines ranked 11th most dangerous country for foreigners

Crime is a significant concern in urban areas with theft, physical assault and robbery being most common crimes reported to local authorities last year, according to OSAC. Several militant and criminal groups see kidnap-for-ransom as way to fund their operations, and foreigners are often targeted.

Crimes related to methamphetamine productions and distributions are also a concern. Do not travel to the Sulu Archipelago or to Marawi City in Mindanao due to crime, terrorism and civil unrest.