Filipinos in Haiti were also reminded to register online with the Philippine embassy in Washington, D.C. to facilitate communications and assessment of appropriate assistance.
The agency assured that the embassy is in touch with the approximately 500 Filipinos in Haiti as it closely monitors the situation in the Caribbean country.
Filipinos who may find themselves in emergency situations that would require the embassy’s assistance are encouraged to call +1-202-769-8049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
According to the embassy report, the two weeks of protests calling on Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Henry Ceant and President Jovenel Moise’s resignation have forced the closure of schools, shops, public transportation, and government offices in Port-au-Prince while roads have been rendered impassable by barricades. (PNA) By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora