PHL Embassy in London continues search for missing Pinay
The Philippine Embassy in the United Kingdom announced that a search for all Filipinos who may have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire is still being conducted and that the endeavor has not been easy.
The embassy also issued a request for information on the whereabouts and condition of Ligaya G. Moore, a known Tower resident.
"We have exerted all efforts to locate and identify Filipino victims of the fire by visiting rest centres, reception and drop-off points, and hospitals, and by engaging the Filipino community in an information gathering and sharing campaign," the embassy said in a statement posted on its official Facebook account.
However, the embassy has not yet been able to account for all Filipinos who may have been affected or confined in hospitals because of injuries sustained.
Many of those affected were brought to emergency shelters including the St. Clement's Church, the St. Francis of Assisi Church, and the Portobello Rugby Club on Walmer.
"We therefore request Filipino and Filipino-British nationals who were affected by the fire to make themselves known so that we could channel the efforts of both the Embassy and the Filipino communities in the UK toward delivering the assistance you need in these trying times and beyond," the embassy stated.
The embassy did not provide details on the background of Moore, except that she was known to be have been residing at the Grenfell Tower.
Also noted was the efforts of Filipino communities that have given time and resources to assist reception centers and drop off points.