Department of Foreign Affairs monitoring Filipinos amid Indonesian tsunami

December 23, 2018

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterdat said it is monitoring if there were Filipinos among those affected by the tsunami in Indonesia.

The Philippines expressed condolences to Indonesia after scores of people were killed by a tsunami that struck Pandeglang, Serang and South Lampung Saturday evening.

The DFA said it is monitoring the situation as the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta is checking if there are members of the Filipino community affected in the incident.

According to Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency, another 600 people were injured, two missing and 420 houses and nine hotels were heavily damaged by the tsunami reportedly triggered by an underwater landslide caused by the eruption of Krakatau volcano.

Meanwhile, the DFA also reiterated its advisory to an estimated 3,000 Filipinos in Sudan to exercise a higher level of caution and avoid public areas in light of violent protests in the country due to increasing commodity prices.

At least eight people have been killed in anti-government protests that have swept the country.

A state of emergency has also been declared in the eastern city of Qadarif.

Filipinos who may require assistance can contact the Philippine Embassy in Cairo at (+20-128) 895-1110.