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No Filipino victims of China quake


DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez

MANILA, Philippines—So far, there have been no reports of Filipinos hurt or even affected by the massive earthquake that struck China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

DFA spokesperson Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez said that as of noon Saturday, the Philippine consulate in Chongqing reported no Filipino casualties in the 7.0 temblor.

“As of noontime, there were no reports of Filipinos injured or affected by the earthquake. The Philippine consulate general in Chongqing will continue to monitor developments,” said Hernandez in a statement sent via text Saturday.

The earthquake was centered in Sichuan province but was also felt in Guizhou, Ganzu, Shaanxi, Yunnan and Chongqing, he said.

China’s state-run news agency Xinhua placed the death toll at 56 while the injured were estimated to number at least 600.

There are around 12,500 Filipinos in mainland China, mostly in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Of the total, roughly 200 are in southwestern China, Hernandez said.

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  • roy

    No Filipino victims of China quake… No Filipino hurt in Boston bombing… No Filipino hurt in……. Such an insensitive title!!! Why can’t you just mention that no Filipinos were involved in the tragic event somewhere in the middle of the article, it doesn’t need to be the title. Or better yet a sympathetic title is more appropriate.

  • $26149191

    Chinese trolls prayed there is Filipinos involved; But Chinese appeared as one. Karma!!!!

    • Kaizensigma

      People like you who are showing their true colors are appalling and are beyond humanity. Your insensitivity, lack of basic human decency and outright indifference of the universal sufferings from a natural calamity including your past bloggings where you would use insulting racially charged epithets liberally just goes to show who this loser McKay is , which I hope other readers from other nations or race do not or would not correlate nor associate as prevailing character of the Filipino race.

      And with your reference to karma, since the Phl was designated as one of the nation in the region to be most pronged to natural disasters and calamities, are you implying that Phl is also being punished as a nation and race by bad karma? You may want to pause for a second before openning up your mouth….I mean typing on your keyboard (perhaps you are one of those call center cubicle keyboard warrior “bloggers”?”)! Bad karma may come to bite you too?

      • $26149191

        Philippine disaster is an act of God. But in China both human and act of God disaster. Mao Zedong killed 100 million, building collapse sideways, bird flu, red river by pollution, etc…etc…then they wanted all west Philippine sea as their own. Poaching, cyanide fishing, etc…etc… what else. Being insensitive is brought by China’s hard-boiled people and politics. Philippine didn’t threatened any countries as China do. Philippine doesn’t had a cubicle as China’s 50 cent’s do. Bad karma is always coming to China. Chinese spreading all over the world because they don’t like their country being stupid government and people.

      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.lee.1485 Matt Lee

        Then God must not like the Philippines for natural disasters are an annual thing there per your logic. How many coups and assassinations go on in the Philippines? Must be God too huh?

      • $26149191

        How many dynasty is China had???? 5000 years of idiocy. Like you your forefathers live more than mine but stupidity still in your mind. Mao like killings like you, killings spread all over Asia killed millions. Philippine coup killed hundreds. China’s revolution killed 100 million. Wow!!! one of a kind. You proud of it????

      • http://twitter.com/sharp4321 sharp

        His forefathers are also your forefathers.
        I couldn’timagine you are such a fool.

      • $26149191

        my forefathers are not greed,thief, killed by millions. you’re not fool but denial of reality. your forefather is like Mao Zedong, a killer by millions. loser!!!

      • http://twitter.com/sharp4321 sharp

        Your forefathers are still your forefathers.

        Tell me not, if you dare.

      • Kaizensigma

        I rest my case on you!!!!!

      • http://twitter.com/sharp4321 sharp

        The reason that there is no ilipinos are hurt in China is because they are very well protected.

        If a Filipino was hurt by a stone, he will be hospitalized, in China.
        If a Chinese was hit by a reef,he will be arrested, in Philippine.

  • pfc_kulapu

    bad karma, more to come…

    • http://www.facebook.com/matt.lee.1485 Matt Lee

      So it was bad karma when Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines killing over 1000 huh? Wonder what kinda karma will it be next typhoon season. Classless and a disgrace when needing to explain natural disasters as some sort of payback.

      • $26149191

        Typhoon are always coming to the Philippines all are welcome even China’s poachers and squatters. So be it! The Philippine has only one enemy China. Being Thief, squatter, and even threatening Philippines of Barrage of Cannons, Banana diplomacy and so and so forth. I prayed always that China will collapse and emerged more free state and free Tibet. But as of now more serious karma first. Worst KARMA will cover all China.

      • http://www.facebook.com/matt.lee.1485 Matt Lee

        You demonstrate nothing but disgrace for all Filipinos with such comments and undermine them all. Philippines only has one enemy huh? Alright, don’t be complaining about Sabah or Malaysia, or when Indonesia rounds up Filipino fishermen. Or when 100+ Vietnamese fishermen were caught in Filipino waters, another group of Vietnamese fishermen were caught poaching sea turtles. Whenever a typhoon rolls around, it is Filipino fishermen that are mostly reported missing. You haven’t the slightest clue what the word karma means, because of such ill will you display, karma comes full circle. Good job on generating ill will back on your own country.

      • $26149191

        Maybe you’re blind. Mind blinded by communist ideology. Look who’s China’s enemy? Every living thing is China’s enemy. China like destruction.Look in your internet how China stupid.

      • Kaizensigma

        Its easy to say that about the sufferings of ordinary phil citizens whose life is turned upside down due to the annual natural disasters that visits the country because you must be one of those wealthy spoiled brat who care less about their misery as long as you have your cushy armchair, and luxuries as well as the time to be a keyboard warrior while the poor scavenge the refuse of restaurant just to feed their family and have a meal on the table daily. Philippines is such a sad state that even Malaysia don’t take you guys seriously. They just screw you guys on Sabah and you can’t raise a finger. How else do you hope to confront China? Talk and talk is all you guys are good for. Oh by the way, you guys are like the little chihuahua. Barking and hollering like a big dog trying to look fearless and mean BUT only when you get to hide behind the skirt of your old white colonial master and trying hard to invoke your long dated and obsolete mutual defense treaty!!!!! What a big laugh!!!!!

      • $26149191

        China is big Fat boy without brain. In short Idiot!!!!! Like you trolls!!! If you want to confront Japan is waiting, more ready. But you like Philippine because of being weak. Try Japan. You’ll eat your aaaa..s..hhh

    • Kaizensigma

      You and this McKay bloggers are wishing for the same bad karma on yourselves as well your nation and people. Be careful! The Phl was designated as one of the region’s most prone to and affected by annual and periodical natural disasters and calamities! Is this also resulting from bad karma as you and this racist McKay (i am very familiar with this racist mckay from his past bloggings full of racially charged ephitets wordings) blogger are implying?

  • pfc_kulapu

    Rest In Peace DakuUtin…

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