MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Japan has tapped the help of Filipino community organizations to provide information on any Filipino affected by the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake.
Likewise, the embassy encouraged Filipinos to take the necessary precaution and closely monitor the news.
Filipinos are also urged to immediately proceed to the nearest fire station or city hall in their area to receive instructions and assistance in case of emergency.
On Friday, Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez said no Filipino has been confirmed dead.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said there are a total of 305,972 Filipinos in Japan.
Of the total, there are 1,309 Filipinos based in Miyagi prefecture, the location of Sendai, Honshu which was gravely affected by the quake.
The Embassy has set up emergency landline numbers for members of the Filipino community in Japan.
The emergency numbers are:
Embassy officials can also be e-mailed for inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DFA Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Crisis Management Center also set up its hotline numbers at 834-4646 and 834-4580.