MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is the 11th most dangerous countries for tourists, according to the 2017 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum.
The report was prepared before a disgruntled gambling addict stormed Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, killing 37 people before taking his own life.
Based on the report, the Philippines was in 126th spot among 136 countries when it comes to ensuring the safety of tourists.
“Security concerns remain high and diminished protection of property rights, less effective judicial system and stricter rules on (foreign direct investments) have reduced the conduciveness of the business environment,” the report said.
The 10 most dangerous countries in the world are Colombia, Yemen, El Salvador, Pakistan, Nigeria, Venezuela, Egypt, Kenya, Honduras and Ukraine.
They were followed by the Philippines, Lebanon, Mali, Bangladesh, Chad, Guatemala, South Africa, Jamaica, Thailand and the Democratic Republic of Congo.