MANILA, Philippines — “Experts say North Korea’s missile threat is not credible. But of course we shouldn’t take the current tension for granted,” Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Spokesperson Robespierre Bolivar said.
This was in line with the growing threat of missile strike from North Korea, in consideration of the safety of Filipinos in neighboring countries Japan, Guam and South Korea.
Embassies of the Philippines in the said countries are now coordinating with officials in their country of assignment as regard the consolidation of contingency plans in case the tension escalates.
“Given this new development, embassies are now updating their contingency plans to suit the current situation,” said Bolivar.
North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-Un recently threatened to launch a missile strike to Guam, one of the territories of the United States in the Pacific where its military facilities are located.
This could obviously affect overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) residing in Guam and also in Japan and South Korea.
But DFA assured that the situation in the said countries remains normal and there is nothing to worry about as regards the safety of the Filipinos.
“Like what our embassies are saying, tourist arrival in Guam is still normal,” said Bolivar. — Macky Libradilla | UNTV News & Rescue
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