Filipinos in Myanmar Told to Avoid Protest Sites

A warning from the DFA.
Police stand on a road during an anti-coup protest in Mandalay, Myanmar, March 3, 2021.
Photo/s: Reuters

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday advised Filipinos in Myanmar to avoid places of protests as unrest continues following last month's coup.

Filipinos should also check with the Philippine Embassy in Yangon for developments.

"Filipinos in Myanmar are once more advised to avoid places of protest, monitor developments through reputable sources, and check with the Philippine Embassy in Yangon for further advisories," the DFA said in a statement.


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The Philippines reiterated its call for a "complete restoration of the status quo ante and allow State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to play her unifying role."

In mid-February, the DFA repatriated 139 Filipinos from Myanmar.


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