DFA advises Filipinos in France to be cautious, ensure personal safety

DFA advises Filipinos in France to be cautious, ensure personal safety




Metro Manila  — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has issued an advisory for Filipinos in France following the terror attack on Friday which killed 80 people.

In the advisory released on Monday, the DFA asked Filipinos who are currently in Nice or planning to visit France in the near future to "monitor media and official French government advisories for the latest developments."

It added that everyone must remain cautious and aware of their surroundings to ensure their personal safety.

Bastille Day attack

On Friday, a man driving a truck plowed into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice.
The man was identified by authorities as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. He was killed by police shortly after the attack.

French President Francois Hollande said the attack was undeniably a "terror attack" and recommended that the country's state of emergency, which was put in effect in November after the Paris attacks, be extended for three more months.

The French authorities have opened a special telephone line for families of victims needing assistance: +33 1 43 17 56 46.

The Philippine Embassy may also be contacted through its emergency number at: +33 6 20 59 25 15.




Source: CNN Phillipines