Kalagayan ng mga Pinoy sa Tonga, Samoa, Fiji binabantayan ng PH embassy

Kalagayan ng mga Pinoy sa Tonga, Samoa, Fiji binabantayan ng PH embassy

January 16, 2022 @ 4:48 PM 7 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Inihayag ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) nitong Linggo na ang Philippine Embassy sa Wellington ay “closely following developments in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji” after an underwater volcano erupted Saturday in Tonga, resulting in tsunamis and strong wave alerts.

“The PH Embassy in Wellington is closely following developments in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji after the eruption of an underwater volcano yesterday, triggering tsunamis and strong wave alerts across the Pacific,” pahayag ng DFA.

“The Embassy reported residents moving to higher ground and disruptions to communication systems as tsunami waves reached Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji. Tsunami advisories were also issued for the coastal areas of New Zealand, Japan, and the US western states,” dagdag pa nito.

Ayon sa DFA, tinitingnan na nito ang kondisyon ng mga Pilipino sa mga naturang lugar. Tinatayang nasa 87 Pilipino ang kasalukuyang nasa Tonga, 300 sa Samoa, at 400 sa Fiji.

“Coordination efforts with local authorities and community leaders are ongoing to ascertain the situation on the ground and the condition of the Filipinos in Tonga (87), Samoa (300), and Fiji (400),” pagsisiguro ng DFA.

Ang underwater volcanic eruption sa Tonga ang naging dahilan ng pagpapalabas ng tsunami warnings at evacuation orders sa Japan at sanhi pagkakaroon ng malalaking alon sa ilang South Pacific islands, batay sa ulat nitong Linggo. RNT/SA