Heed Thailand curfew, PH embassy warns Filipinos
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine embassy in Thailand warned Filipinos to heed the curfew implemented there starting Thursday, May 22, after the Thai military seized power in a coup.
In a public advisory, the embassy noted a curfew “has been imposed from 10 pm to 5 am.”
It then advised Filipinos “to exercise extreme caution and vigilance” and observe measures such as the following:
Remain indoors for the duration of the curfew
Avoid non-essential movements within Thailand
Refrain from taking part in protests and other political activities
Follow security instructions by the authorities
Contact the embassy for emergencies
The embassy gave the following contact details:
760 Sukhumvit Road corner Soi Philippines (Soi 30/1) Bangkok 10110,
Kingdom of Thailand
T: (+662) 259-0139/40 or (+662) 258-5401
Hotline (for emergency cases only): (+668) 99265954
E: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Fax: (+662) 259-2809
The Philippines on Tuesday, May 20, raised crisis alert level 2 in Bangkok after the Thai military declared martial law there. Under this alert level, the Philippines advised its citizens in Thailand to prepare for possible evacuation, among others.
In the military coup declared Thursday, Thailand's military chief ordered rival protesters off the streets and deposed the government to end months of political bloodshed.
General Prayut Chan-O-Cha made the announcement in a televised address to the nation, saying the powerful armed forces had to act to restore stability in the Southeast Asian nation. – with reports from Agence France-Presse/Rappler.com