News reports since the end of May 2017 have been telling us about the Philippines’s government fight against the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant in the city of Marawi which is situated in the southern island of Mindanao.
Marawi, in the very south, is the only dangerous area in the Philippines. The northern part of the Philippines where all treatments take place has been unaffected by this fighting.
I've been living in the Philippines since 1997 and I've never had any reason to worry about my safety. In fact, I feel safer here than I would currently feel in the UK, Europe or the USA due to the recent indiscriminate bombings and killings.