North Korea threatened to launch 4 intermediate-range missiles towards Guam which is also home to some 42,800 Filipinos, according to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
Filipino community leader in Guam on Thursday said North Korea’s threat to bomb the US territory is a concern for many of them.
“We’re very concerned about the news but we’ve been given assurance by the local government primarily through Governor Eddie Calvo that he is working with the military to ensure that the safety of all the residents are the utmost priority,” said Norman Analista, president of the Filipino Community of Guam. ABS-CBN reports.
Malacañang on Thursday assured the Filipinos in US Pacific territory of Guam that there are contingency plans in place for the anticipated North Korea’s missile attack in the island.
“The embassies and consulates in general, including the one in Agana, Guam, have contingency plans that are regularly updated to enable them to respond to emergencies,” Presidential Spokesperson Abella said at a televised press briefing.
“It’s pretty automatic that if there are any threats especially for those that are in affected areas, they have contingency plans for those things,” he added.
Philippine Consul General in Guam Marciano de Borja said in an interview with CNN Philippines that they would ask support from the Philippine government for evacuation if the threat is imminent.