No reports yet of Filipinos injured, killed in massive Beirut explosion
Marje Pelayo • August 5, 2020 • 405
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon has confirmed that no Filipinos have been reported injured or killed so far in the massive explosion that happened on August 4.
The powerful explosion which occurred at the Port of Beirut resulted in several fatalities and dozens of injuries as well as widespread damage to properties throughout the city.
Lebanon’s health ministry said the death toll has risen to at least 50 while authorities are still investigating the cause of the blast.
The Philippine Embassy calls on Filipinos in Beirut to reach out for assistance following the explosion.
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) informs the public that its consular office in Ali Mall, Quezon City (CO NCR-Northeast) will remain closed until further notice.
The closure, which began on Thursday (January 21), was to give way to disinfection of its office premises and implementation of other preventive measures to manage risks against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Affected applicants with confirmed appointments who are unable to avail of consular services due to the suspension of operations must secure another appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Date of birth
Original appointment date and time
Preferred date and time of new appointment
The preferred new appointment may be on any working day Monday to Friday from January 25 to February 25, 2021 during the CO’s regular operation hours from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
Applicants that need emergency or urgent consular services may contact CO NCR-North by email at email@example.com.
The DFA requests the public’s understanding and cooperation as we continue to battle against this pandemic.
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