List in Embassy Website a People-finder list, not Missing Persons list

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A March 18, 2011 press release by the Department of Foreign Affairs
The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo clarified that the 45 Filipinos listed on its website are those of individuals whom the Embassy would like to get in touch with or for their friends to let the Embassy know of their situation.
These names are not those of persons officially considered as missing.
The names of these Filipinos were submitted to the Embassy by concerned individuals and organizations through e-mail, the people-finder online, and helplines put in place by the DFA Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (DFA-OUMWA), the media, and cause-oriented non-government organizations.
Embassy personnel said that they posted the names of these individuals because they cannot be contacted after several attempts to reach them.
The Embassy stated that they have been calling the numbers of the listed Filipinos. However, due to poor communication lines in affected areas in Japan the numbers of these individuals could not be reached as of date.
The Embassy continues to contact these individuals together with the other names reported to the Embassy.
The Embassy further requests that information on the following Filipinos be reported to the following 24-hour hotline numbers: (03)5562-1570, (03)5562-1577 and (03)5562-1590 or through email:
The Embassy is doing everything possible with its available resources to ascertain the condition of Filipinos in Japan affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami.
It has also posted several options for relatives of Filipinos in Japan. These options are available through the following link: