Lea Salonga warns visitors against travelling to her own country

Lea Salonga decided to use her Facebook page to speak out against the victimisation of tourists. — Facebook pic
Lea Salonga decided to use her Facebook page to speak out against the victimisation of tourists. — Facebook pic

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MANILA, Oct 31 — Lea Salonga has spoken out against the alleged targetting of tourists by unscrupulous airport workers in her home country, the Philippines.

The phenomenon, called 'laglag bala' has seen tourists find bullets planted in their luggage. Apparently, this is a means for the workers to extort money from tourists. Salonga has spoken publicly against the incidents on her Facebook page and warned visitors away from the country until the authorities have addressed the problem.

"Until the authorities get to the bottom of this, I would suggest being extremely careful in traveling to the Philippines," Salonga wrote.

She has gotten flak from other Filipinos for speaking badly about the country, while some have supported her views.

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