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The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs issues statement on Bangkok bombing

The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) condemned in the strongest terms the bombing that took the life of 20 people and injured many others at Ratchaprasong intersection near the Erawan Shrine Monday evening.

In a statement released Tuesday, the DFA said it “deplores the horrific bombing near a popular Hindu Temple in Bangkok where innocent lives have been lost”. It condemned the horrific “act in the strongest terms” saying that the bombing apparently has the intention to sow terror.

It has added concern to the Filipino citizens in Bangkok. It said the “the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok is in coordination with the hospitals in the area to verify if any Filipinos are among those who perished or have been injured and to provide assistance to them.”

The DFA has also advised everyone to “remain calm and to observe necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety”.

For assistance, this is the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok hotline numbers, email address and Facebook page:

+66-89-926-5954 (mobile)
02-259-0139 (telephone)
bkkpe@gmail.com (email)
Philippine Embassy Bangkok (Facebook)

Below is the complete statement from DFA.

The Philippines deplores the horrific bombing near a popular Hindu Temple in Bangkok where innocent lives have been lost.

The bombing apparently has the intention to sow terror and we condemn this act in the strongest terms.

The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok is in coordination with the hospitals in the area to verify if any Filipinos are among those who perished or have been injured and to provide assistance.

The Philippines stands in solidarity with the government and people of Thailand at this trying moment.

Our people in Bangkok have been advised by our Embassy to remain calm and to observe necessary precautions to ensure their personal safety.

The Philippine Embassy in Bangkok is closely coordinating with Thai authorities to verify the reported Filipino casualty.

Source: DFA

Philippine's DFA