Aug 13, 2017 @ 18:01

The Department of Foreign Affairs has assured the general public that contingency measures are in place in case the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) makes good its risk to fireplace missiles in the direction of Guam.

In a press release Sunday, the Department mentioned Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano was on the telephone with Ambassador Raul Hernandez in Seoul and Consul General Marciano de Borja in Agana to request updates on the scenario of their respective areas of jurisdiction.

The Department mentioned each Ambassador Hernandez and Consul General De Borja have given their assurances that their respective contingency plans for the Filipino group are in place in case the scenario within the Korean Peninsula escalates additional.

The Department, on the identical time, mentioned Cayetano echoed President Rodrigo Duterte’s requires each the United States and the DPRK to train restraint and to take the required steps to keep away from additional escalation of the scenario.

There are roughly 65,000 Filipinos in South Korea and one other 42,835 in Guam. (Philippine News Agency)