Pinoys in Israel accounted for: PH envoy


Posted at Nov 18 2012 03:47 PM | Updated as of Nov 19 2012 12:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Israel said Filipinos living there are safe despite the ongoing Gaza conflict.

Philippine Ambassador to Israel Generoso Calonge said the Filipinos in the area are all in touch with the Embassy as the authorities continuously monitor the tension.

Calonge issued this statement following another rocket attack that was launched by Hamas to Tel Aviv.

Calonge said the Philippine Embassy will continue to look after the situation of Filipinos affected by the conflict.

Meanwhile, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte told radio dzRB on Sunday that the Philippine Embassy has prepared contingency plans for the 100 OFWs there in case the tension escalates.

“Binabatanyan ng Embahada kung ano ang kundisyon nila at handa sila sa kung ano mang contingency plan. Awa ng Diyos, wala pang nakukuhang report na may nasaktang Pinoy,” she said. - With reports from ABS-CBN News