No Filipino casualties in New Zealand quake —Malacañang
Malacañang on Sunday night said it has not received any Filipino casualty in the powerful earthquake in New Zealand that killed two persons.
"The Philippine embassy in Wellington continues to monitor closely the situation. We shall update the public, through the DFA, as reports become available," Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in a statement.
A tsunami warning was issued after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck northeast of Christchurch in the South Island on Sunday.
Aside from the two fatalities, there were also reports of injuries and collapsed buildings in the affected areas.
Prime Minister John Key said the earthquake was the "most significant shock" he could remember in Wellington. —ALG, GMA News