Monday, June 19, 2017

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.
Earlier, the embassy confirmed that Filipinos were among those who were hurt in the Grenfell Tower fire in London on Wednesday.
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.
In a separate notification, Filipinos and Filipino-British citizens are advised to send names and other pertinent details of relatives or housemates who are confined in hospitals and those who are missing be through grenfellpinoy@gmail.com or 07802790695.
"Hangad po naming makatulong sa inyo. Umasa po kayo na ang impormasyong inyong ibibigay ay hindi gagamitin sa anumang paraan na naiiba sa layuning ito," the embassy assured. — BAP, GMA News

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