PH Embassy issues advisory to OFWs in Bahrain

By Maxxy Santiago, ABS-CBN Middle East News Bureau

Posted at Nov 06 2012 11:08 AM | Updated as of Nov 07 2012 02:17 AM

Police officials work at a bomb site in capital of Manama, Bahrain, November 5, 2012. / REUTERS

KUWAIT - The Philippine Embassy in Bahrain issued an advisory to all Filipinos there after five bombs exploded in the center of the capital Manama on Monday that killed two Asian street cleaners.
“In light of the bomb explosions in two (2) separate areas in Bahrain today, 5 November 2012, which resulted in the death of two expatriates, you are all advised to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel,” stated the embassy advisory signed by Charge d’ Affaires Sahid S. Glang.
According to the Bahraini police authorities, the blasts from homemade bombs took place between 4:30 and 9:30 a.m. in the Qudaibiya and Adliya districts of Manama on Monday.
Glang informed ABS-CBN Middle Middle East News Bureau via e-mail that no Filipino was hurt in the blasts on Monday. He added that the embassy in Bahrain continues to monitor the security situation and political developments in the country for them to be able to update Filipinos and the concerned authorities accordingly.
Glang also cited that the embassy regularly updates its contingency plan for the Filipinos in Bahrain. He advised all Filipinos in Bahrain to remain alert at all times and avoid going outdoors if there is nothing important to do or avoid non-essential movements.
The embassy also called on all Filipinos to register at the embassy so they can be issued their identification cards. However, the embassy was quick to add that this registration program has been ongoing for a long time now and should not be treated as related to the recent incident.