By Christine O. Avendaño
The British embassy in Manila has urged its citizens here to be vigilant after its government last week raised a global alert for British travelers who could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for the air strikes conducted by the United Kingdom against Islamic State (IS) militants.
By Matikas Santos
The British Embassy said Wednesday that it will not give any special treatment to those suspected of child abuse amid reports that a British national was arrested in Cebu for molesting three minors.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
MANILA, Philippines – The British Embassy in Manila announced on Tuesday that it will be closed for six days during the holiday season.
“The British Embassy Manila is closed today, December 24 until December 26,” the embassy announced on Twitter.
Its offices will also be closed from December 30, 2013 to January 1, 2014.
“For British nationals who need urgent assistance during these days, please call +63 2 858 2200. Please follow instructions when you are connected to be put through to Consular Response,” the embassy said.
The United Kingdom has urged the Philippines to strengthen its antimoney laundering law as UK underlined the importance of legislation in plugging corruption and terrorist funding.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
The United Kingdom has beefed up its embassy staff in Manila with an additional six members amid efforts to step up its engagement in Southeast Asia and the rest of Asia-Pacific.