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Filipinos in Thailand told to prepare for evacuation

The Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has advised Filipinos in Thailand to prepare for evacuation "if necessary" and stay away from public places following the declaration of martial law in the Southeast Asian country.

The DFA issued Alert Level 2 (restriction phase) to the estimated 15,000 Filipinos in Thailand, advising them to avoid public areas.

The foreign office is also sending to Bangkok an emergency response team led by a senior official at the "soonest possible time" to check on the situation and ensure the protection of Filipinos there, said DFA spokesman Charles Jose.//Philippine Daily Inquirer//Asia News Network

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