The Departmnt of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said the Philippine Consulate General in Agana is now updating its contingency plans to ensure the safety of 42,800 Filipinos should Norh Korea make good its threat to fire four intermediate-range missiles near Guam.
Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said the Philippine Consulate General in Guam has Contingency Plans which are regularly updated.
“These Contingency Plans will enable the Consulate General to respond to emergencies in their area of jurisdictions, including coordination with the host country and the Filipino community.”
“Ayon sa ulat ng Konsulado natin sa Agana, ina-update na nila ang mga Plans at nagsisimulang makipag-ugnayan sa local government, pero ang daily life daw sa Guam ay Normal naman,” Bolivar said.
North Korea said it is working on plans for a missile strike mid August near the US Pacific territory of Guam.
KCNA, Pyongyang’s state-run news agency issued an update on its strike plans after US President Donald Trump said that threats to the US from Pyongyang would be met with “fire and fury.”
Trump’s remarks prompted North Korea to say it was considering plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles to land 30-40 kilometers from Guam.
The army will complete its plans in mid-August, ready for North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s order, KCNA said on Wednesday.