4. Cotabato province:
This tract of Mindanao, where Muslims have fought for decades to get autonomy and resources, doesn’t constantly generate violence. Its chief rebel group the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed a peace deal with the government in 2014 and the two sides are working now toward an autonomy-sharing deal.
But sometimes things still go wrong. In 2015, 43 commandos died in an unexpected fight with the liberation front. Last week an armed breakaway group called the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters laid siege to a community and provoked a gunfight with local guards. A civilian could easily get caught in the crossfire.