Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Raul Hernandez confirms the number of Filipinos killed in the Algeria hostage crisis has risen to eight.
Hernandez said most of the Filipinos who died were working for a Japanese corporation. He noted that only one Filipino worker is still unaccounted for at this time.
He added they are still waiting for the green light from Algerian authorities to allow DFA personnel to identify the remains of the Filipinos.
Four Filipinos injured in the hostage-taking crisis are still in a medical facility in Algeria. Dateline Philippines, January 25, 2013