US embassy condoles with Bohol quake victims

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US EMBASSY. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The United States Embassy in the Philippines extended its condolences to the families of the victims of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Bohol.

“The US extends our deepest condolences for the tragic loss of life and injuries as well as damage caused by the earthquake in Bohol, Philippines,” the US embassy said in a statement.

“America has always stood by the Philippines in times of need and we do so now,” it said.

At least 97 people were killed with hundreds more injured from the quake that struck Bohol, Cebu and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao early Tuesday morning, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s report.

At least 400,000 families have been affected while 33 evacuation sites have been established in Bohol, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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  • Ragna_rok

    We accept your condolence but please don’t copy our irresponsible congressmen that we have.

    Less than 72 hours from now, if your Congress and Executive will behave like a twin spoiled child of Philippine government you will default your loan and send the economic world into chaos.

    It will affect us also both negatively and positively.
    Negatively because it will cause massive layoffs of OFW and BPO

    Positively because it will cause heart attack in our big bully in our neighborhood
    claiming our islands because you dont want to pay the loan you owe them.

    But the positive benefit I stated is also like a condolence..it does not change the harm experienced in our economy

    • Diepor

      May Tor give you strenght and Odin guide you Jotne.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Thank you Mr. & Ms. America. If you plan on giving aid please have your G.I.’s now in Mindanao handles distribution so it will be orderly and surely to be handed out. Whatever you do, please do not give your aid to the local or national officials. They will just re-bag these materials and keep it in warehouses safe for the next election.

  • Mux

    I am certain other embassies have also sent condolences. Where is their news report? Why only the US?

    • Diepor

      Its our big brother, we bow our heads in greatfulnes.

    • walaywalay

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      • Mux

        What I am saying is why does the Inquirer only report on the US embassy condoling with the Bohol Quake victims when there are also other embassies that must have done the same. Your example does not fit.

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    • Mux

      Now THIS is something totally unrelated.

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