THE United States (US), United Kingdom and Australian governments issued separate travel advisories on Friday, June 2, urging their citizens to exercise caution following the attack that left 37 people dead at Resorts World Manila.
A gunman stormed the Resorts World Manila and torched gambling tables in the crowded area on Friday before dawn, June 2. Aside from 37 fatalities, dozens were injured.
The resort hotel is located in Newport City, opposite the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 in Pasay City.
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In a statement posted on its website, the US Embassy advised American citizens to "exercise caution and review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates."
US citizens were also advised to heed any instructions given by local authorities.
US President Donald Trump earlier offered prayers for the American people in the Philippines following the attack at Resorts World. He also condoled with families of the victims.
"It is really very sad as to what's going on throughout the world with terror," Trump said from the White House Rose Garden. He said he was "closely monitoring the situation" and would continue to provide updates.
The United Kingdom, meanwhile, advised its citizens to "avoid the area and follow the advice of local authorities."
British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad said in his tweet that there were no Britons harmed in the incident.
Our Consular team checking all hospitals treating people from Resorts World Manila. No reported harm to Britons. Wish all a speedy recovery— Asif Ahmad (@AsifAAhmad) June 2, 2017
We urge all British nationals in the Philippines or with plans to visit, to contact relatives and friends to let them know they are ok.— Asif Ahmad (@AsifAAhmad) June 2, 2017