Mindanao, Iligon City.
Reading up on Mindanao before leaving, I was aware of the war going on in Mindanao. Beng a Veteran I have seen my fair share of conflict.The war going on in Mindanao is not one of direct conflict but rather a guerilla style hit and run conflict. The political factions Muslim and Communist are more prevalent and operate in the extreme southern region of Mindanao but are present in the north as well. Much of the rebellion is religious or politically instigated. The unfortunate one are the children who are recruited at a young age to take sides. Yes this is war and being an American I am a high-profile target. Yet in Misamis Oriental I did not feel threatened, However an Australian was abducted just a province away while I was there in the city of Ozamis.