DFA: No report of Pinoy casualty in Japan quake

Location of Nagoya in Aichi PrefectureImage via WikipediaBy Dennis Carcamo (philstar.com) Updated March 11, 2011 06:04 PM

MANILA, Philippines--The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has yet to get an initial report from embassy officials regarding the Filipinos who may be affected by the 8.9 magnitude quake that hit northeastern part of Japan.

In a statement, DFA said it is still trying to get in touch with Philippine Honorary Consulates in Sapporo, Morioka and Nagoya, and members of the Filipino community for initial reports of any injury or casualty.

There are a total of 305,972 Filipinos in Japan, with some 224,558 of them are in central and northern regions of Japan.

Meanwhile, DFA has set up hotline numbers and an e-mail address for those who would like to inquire about the conditions of Filipinos in Japan in light of the 8.9 magnitude quake.

The hotline numbers at the DFA-OUMWA’s Crisis Management Center are 834-4646 and 834-4580.

Requests for information may also be sent through e-mail address dfaoumwa.cmc@gmail.com.