While Zamboanga City is not on my visiting list due to the current, very recent security problems but just as importantly due to the advice of www.smarttraveller.gov.au that it is in the minority of Mindanoan provinces that are 'unsafe', how are prospective passengers travelling in and out of Zamboanga to the Visayas (central islands group) or Luzon (on which Metro Manila is situated?
Both Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have cancelled their flights as a few rebels are allegedly less than two kilometres from Zamboanga airport.
2Go Ferries used to service Zamboanga once a week but appears not to at present.
This uprising is a major problem for what is almost certainly a growing city. Imagine how much more productive southwest Mindanao's economy would be if all were at peace.