DFA raises alert level 2 amid protests in Thailand

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised level 2 alert crisis in Thailand amid the political tension.

DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez advised Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to be more cautious and avoid being in places considered as center of demonstrations.

The official assured that Filipinos are safe in Bangkok.

OFWs were warned not to wear red or yellow shirts to avoid being mistaken as supporters of pro-government and protesters.

Hernandez stated that protesters wear yellow shirt while those who are supporting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wear red.

Most protest are being held in Thailand capital wherein the government already imposed a 60-day state of emergency,

DFA said that about 16, 000 Filipinos are based in Thailand.

Aside from reminding OFWs in Thailand, what should the government need to do in order for Filipinos to stay safe?



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