PH EXTENDS CONDOLENCES TO SAUDI ARABIA AFTER MISSILE STRIKE KILLS 3
12 June 2018 - The Philippines has expressed its condolences to Saudi Arabia after a missile strike killed three civilians in the southern city of Jizan on Saturday.
The Department of Foreign Affairs, at the same time, urged Filipino workers there to remain vigilant after another missile attack there on Sunday.
“We express our condolences with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the unfortunate loss of lives in the missile strike in Jizan,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said.
The Secretary also expressed concern over the series of missile attacks by rebels in Yemen, which, he said, have caused civilian deaths in Jizan and other parts of the Kingdom.
The Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah said no Filipinos were reported to be among the three casualties in the incident on Saturday.
Consul General Edgar Badajos reported that "a projectile" was fired by rebels from Yemen that targeted Jizan, a major oil distribution center south of Jeddah that hosts an estimated 15,000 Filipino workers.
Consul General Badajos said the Consulate has been constantly reminding members of the Filipino Community to take the necessary precautions but is confident that the Saudi missile defense system could protect the Kingdom from incoming missiles. END