Malacañang condoles with families of California bar shooting victims
Malacañang has extended its condolences with the families of the victims in the recent mass shooting in the United States.
“The Palace offers its heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the families of those who perished in the latest mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California late Wednesday evening,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement on Friday.
Panelo said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed the death of Filipino-American Alaina Punzalan Housley, an 18-year-old freshman student from Pepperdine University, in the incident.
“We express our deep condolences to her family and loved ones,” he said.
He aded that the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles “continues to monitor the developments of this tragedy and continues to coordinate with authorities, together with the leaders of the Filipino-American community to check if there are more victims or casualties among the 25,879 Filipinos and Filipino-Americans living in Ventura County.” /kga
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