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Singapore travelers to Philippines advised to take precaution
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20:54, November 29, 2007

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Spokesman for Singapore's Foreign Ministry said Thursday that Singaporeans intending to travel to the Philippines should closely monitor news on developments there.

Responding to media queries on the situation in Manila, the spokesman said if they decide to travel to the Philippines, they should register with the ministry through its website.

This will enable the ministry and the Singapore embassy in Manila to contact Singaporeans and render them the necessary assistance.

He said that together with the Singapore embassy in Manila, the ministry was closely monitoring developments there.

He added that Singaporeans already in the Philippines should take the necessary precautions for their personal safety.

They are advised to monitor the news, stay in a safe location and avoid areas where there's a risk of disturbance.

A group of former military coup plotters staged a protest against the Philippine government and occupied a luxury hotel in Makati City Thursday, triggering an armed confrontation with the government which has sent in large number of troops and police to the site.


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