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Contributions By Members => Southern Philippines MINDANAO => Topic started by: jrm777 on March 11, 2011, 01:30:36 PM

Title: Zambo city
Post by: jrm777 on March 11, 2011, 01:30:36 PM
Is there anyone here that lives or has been to Zambo city?
Id like to spend a month or 2 there.
Im just concerned about my saftey there.
My Girl informs me that is fine and also her family

Thanks
Title: Re: Zambo city
Post by: RUFUS on March 12, 2011, 04:43:04 AM
If they aren\'t worried, then neither should you...
Just use common sense and listen to (and HEED) the advice your hosts give you, if they are good people they will not let you go where it is not safe... and you should have a great time!
Title: Re: Zambo city
Post by: on March 12, 2011, 07:11:42 AM
If they aren\'t worried, then neither should you...
Just use common sense and listen to (and HEED) the advice your hosts give you, if they are good people they will not let you go where it is not safe... and you should have a great time!

On my first trip to the Philippines and met Bings family I was not allowed to go out on my own. On later trips I just slipped out when nobody was looking, they eventually gave up trying to give me an escort. This was in Lingayen, Pangasinan and it was very safe there.

Colin
Title: Re: Zambo city
Post by: c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n on March 12, 2011, 05:02:48 PM
I only recall one poster(michael16136???) here that spent any time in Zamboanga City and haven\'t seen him post for well over a year now

He split his time between Zambo and Davao and didn\'t consider Zambo particularly dangerous if staying in confines of the city

Use the search facility \"Zamboanga\" to show past posts about Zambo


I\'d love to visit the place but convincing the wife isn\'t going to be easy, she\'s from the northern Bisaya speaking area of Mindanao and they are pretty set in what is and what isn\'t safe places to visit/live on Mindanao especially for a foreigner.It\'s not just anti-muslim apprehension, NPA and other guerilla groups are more active just outside cities on Mindanao
Title: Re: Zambo city
Post by: malw54 on August 09, 2011, 02:53:48 PM
I\'m in Kidapawan, and my wife\'s family won\'t let me go to Zambo, so I won\'t! I recently visited Cotabato City, but with Pinoy friends and only overnight (for a Rotary function). There was a kinapping recently in Zamboanga, wasn\'t there? Anyway, if you want to buy a dodgy import vehicle, or let the Abu\'s know you exist, sure, go there. Me, nah!
Title: Re: Zambo city
Post by: c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n on August 09, 2011, 07:35:21 PM
I\'m in Kidapawan, and my wife\'s family won\'t let me go to Zambo, so I won\'t! I recently visited Cotabato City, but with Pinoy friends and only overnight (for a Rotary function). There was a kidnapping recently in Zamboanga, wasn\'t there? Anyway, if you want to buy a dodgy import vehicle, or let the Abu\'s know you exist, sure, go there. Me, nah!


Yes a balikbayan lady (adopted and raised in the states) and her son and another pinoy relative......boat was ready to take them off towards Basilan island

Latest http://www.interaksyon.com/article/8659/zamboanga-kidnappers-demand-unbelievable-ransom-for-american-hostages (http://www.interaksyon.com/article/8659/zamboanga-kidnappers-demand-unbelievable-ransom-for-american-hostages)
Title: Re: Zambo city
Post by: Gray Wolf on December 01, 2011, 12:40:27 AM
Some updates:

Woman released
http://www.zambotimes.com/archives/38427-Gerfa-Lunsmann-released.html (http://www.zambotimes.com/archives/38427-Gerfa-Lunsmann-released.html)

Nephew \"escapes\"
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/11/14/11/fil-am%E2%80%99s-nephew-escapes-captors (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/nation/regions/11/14/11/fil-am%E2%80%99s-nephew-escapes-captors)