OPAV exec seeks lifting of UK travel ban in south Cebu

CEBU CITY — The Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) is poised to ask the government of the United Kingdom (UK) to lift the travel advisory it issued to its citizens against travelling to southern Cebu.

“There is no basis at all. Wa gyuy basehan ilang (There is no basis for their) travel advisory that always mention southern Cebu,” Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino told the Philippine News Agency Sunday.

Dino told the media that he was determined to send a letter to UK government.

Dino brought with him officials from different law enforcement and regional government agencies to towns of Badian and Oslob, south of Cebu to engage with tourism stakeholders in an inter-agency safety and security summit organized by OPAV.

Dino declared before resort owners, tour guides, barangay and municipal officials in Badian and Oslob that “there is no threat to terrorism in Cebu based on the assessment from the intelligence community.”

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