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DFA probes report of Filipinos stranded in Peru amid protest actions 

/ 10:17 PM December 15, 2022
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said an investigation is ongoing about reports that there are a number of Filipinos possibly stranded in Peru following the ongoing protests and demonstrations there.

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MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said an investigation is ongoing about reports that there are a number of Filipinos possibly stranded in Peru following the ongoing protests and demonstrations there.

“It is investigating reports that a number of Filipino tourists may be stranded in Machu Picchu owing to closure of  the international airport in Cusco,” the DFA said in a statement, citing information from the Philippine Embassy in Santiago, Chile, the embassy with jurisdiction in Peru.

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Machu Picchu, a site of ancient Inca ruins dating back to the 15th century, is a popular tourist destination in the South American country.

The DFA added that the Santiago embassy is closely monitoring the political and security situation in Peru.

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Protests have erupted in the country after the ouster and arrest of former president Pedro Castillo, leaving seven people dead, according to Reuters.

Peru has announced the new 30-day state of emergency because of the unrest.

The DFA said there are some 160 overseas Filipinos working and residing in Peru.

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