MANILA -- Malacañang welcomed the revision of the travel advisory issued by Australia against the Philippines taking out references to an “imminent terrorist attack” in Metro Manila.
“We are very happy with what happened because it shows our efforts to have the advisories revised and now the revision of the Australian travel advisory is a significant development because natanggal na po yung part na naging point of contention,” Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said Saturday.
Australia is the second country to revise its travel advisory warning its citizens of high danger in the Philippines.
France has also modified its travel advisory, but cited that the risk of a terrorist attack remains in certain areas of Mindanao and not the entire nation.
Six countries, including Australia and France, had earlier warned of a possible terror attack in the country.
Other countries that are yet to revise their travel advisories are the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)