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DFA trying to reach Filipino near volcanic eruption site in Indonesia

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:16 PM October 03, 2018

A Filipino who lives near an Indonesian island affected by a volcanic eruption is being tracked down by authorities, the Deaprtment of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement on Wednesday.

At around 8:47 a.m. on Wednesday, Mount Supotan in Sulawesi, Indonesia spewed a massive column of ash.

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Oscar Orcine, Philippine Consulate General in Indonesia reported to DFA that they are trying to get in touch with the Filipino who is also a retired employee of Orcine.

The Filipino is living with his Indonesian wife and son near the volcano at 45 kilometers from Manado, Indonesia.

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Meanwhile, Orcine said 144 Filipinos in Manado and Bitung in Indonesia were advised to evacuate.

Most of these Filipinos are teachers and factory workers. /atm

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