No Filipino casualty
reported yet in Paris attacks -- DFA
MANILA, Nov. 14 (PNA) -- No Filipino casualty has so far been reported
in Friday’s coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris that left more than 140
people dead and dozens others injured.
“So far there are no reports of Filipinos affected by the incident in Paris.
Our embassy continues to monitor closely the situation and stands ready to
extend assistance to Filipinos who may need it,” Foreign Affairs spokesman
Charles Jose said on Saturday.
There are around 48,000 Filipinos in France, according to a 2013 data by the
Commission on Filipinos Overseas, while more than 10 million are scattered
across the globe, making them vulnerable to security threats, calamities and
domestic conflicts in their host countries.
French President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency following
what he described as an unprecedented terrorist attack that was staged days
before France was to host a global climate conference.
At least 100 were reported killed by armed men in the Bataclan concert hall
and 40 more in various locations - in bars and restaurants -- in the