DFA: Fourth Filipino killed in Israel-Hamas war
UPDATED MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo on Thursday said another Filipino has died amid the war between Israel and Hamas.
This fatality brings the number of killed Filipinos to 4.
“I regret to inform the nation that we have received confirmation from the Israeli government of another Filipino casualty in Israel,” said Manalo in a tweet.
“Out of respect for the wishes of the family, we shall be withholding details on the identity of the victim. But we have assured the family of the Government’s full support and assistance,” he added.
Meanwhile, in a radio interview, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Eduardo de Vega said the fourth Filipino fatality is a female caregiver who was killed on October 7.
“She is one of the three missing Filipinos. Israel has confirmed. According to their record or testing, she is one of those who died due to the attack on October 7. She works in the Kibbutz as a caregiver,” said de Vega over Radyo 630 on Thursday.
Two Filipinos remain unaccounted for as of October 19.