SPP Conference Advisory


The Resorts World Manila incident is a case of robbery and arson (Philippine News Agency and Reuters). Due to additional security measures at the NAIA Manila airport we encourage attendees departing from Manila for Cebu to arrive at the airport earlier than usual.

We reach out to and sympathize with those who have been affected by these types of incidents here and elsewhere. These events have not hampered our preparations for the SPP 2017 Conference and we are proceeding as scheduled. Attendees are reminded to be always mindful of their surroundings and to get in touch with authorities should the need arise. 

We have made arrangements to meet all invited guests from abroad at the Cebu International Airport. SPP members will have sign boards with their names along with the SPP logo. The Proceedings and Conference Handbook may be found on our webpage:

We are grateful for your interest in visiting Cebu City and participating in our Physics Conference. The SPP is looking forward to working with you. Should there be additional security notices, the SPP will make announcements at paperview.spp-online.org and email attendees who have preregistered.



The Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas (SPP) assures the invited speakers and all the participants of the upcoming 35th SPP Physics Conference, that Cebu City and the rest of the country, which are not in the militarized areas of Marawi City in Mindanao [1], are safe and generally peaceful. The Philippine Government placed additional security measures in the affected areas with the declaration of Martial Law in the island region of Mindanao [1,2].

For reference, it takes approximately 450 km of travel by land or sea or about 1 hour of air travel to reach Cebu City from Marawi City. The Conference venue, the Bayfront  Hotel Cebu, is located in a business district in the north reclamation area of Cebu City [3].  Hence, the SPP Conference and Annual Meeting scheduled from June 7 to 10, 2017 will proceed as planned.

The SPP is closely coordinating with the hotel management with regard to their security measures in place.

[1] Philippine Information Agency,  “Security beefed up in CdO amid Martial Law declaration in Mindanao” retrieved on May 24, 2017 from http://pia.gov.ph/news/articles/2601495597617 

[2] Public Affairs Office -- Armed Forces of the Philippines, “Statement and Updates on the Marawi Operations” retrieved on May 24, 2017 from http://www.afp.mil.ph/index.php/8-afp-news/420-afp-statement-and-updates-on-the-marawi-operations 

[3] Bayfront Hotel Cebu, retrieved on May 24, 2017 from https://www.bayfronthotelcebu.com/