Philippines, Terrorism, Level 3: Violent clash during a security operation in Guihulngan – Negros Oriental, Philippines

2023-05-21: According to the sources, multiple terrorists were killed on Sunday (21 May) at around 5:10 am (local time) following a clash during a security operation in Sitio Casingan Barangay Trinidad in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental. Reportedly, one person was arrested, while another one surrendered.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of terror suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.