Hi everyone. I don't want to open a can of worms here but I want to ask some questions about personal safety in the Philippines. I am considering spending 6 months or perhaps more in Cebu or Bohol. Somebody told me that kidnapping is rife in the Philippines. My research suggests that it is mainly poor, young philippino girls who are drawn into nefarious activities on the promise of a job. Of course, that is exactly the same here in the uk. I know that Mindanao is a no go area. But should I be worried about Cebu etc? I must say I travelled to Cebu recently for a holiday and never felt in danger. What is your perspective?