Contingency plans readied for OFWs in Guam –DFA

MANILA, Aug. 10 — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday assured that contingency plans have been prepared to ensure the safety of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) should North Korea (NoKor) launch a missile strike on Guam island.

“These contingency plans will enable the Consulate General to respond to emergencies in their area of jurisdiction, including coordination with the host country and the Filipino community,” it said in a statement.

The DFA noted that Philippine consulate in Agana, Guam is updating its plans and has started coordinating with the local government.

It estimated overseas Filipinos in Guam reaching 42,800.

The DFA added all embassies and consulates abroad have contingency plans which are regularly updated. Leslie Gatpolintan/