MANILA -- Malacanang on Tuesday expressed alarm over the condition of Filipinos working in Hong Kong.

Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning

Secretary Ricky Carandang said in a press briefing they received a complaint from a domestic helper in Hong Kong,

The complainant said she was sacked by her employer after witnessing the tragic hostage-taking involving several Hong Kong nationals Monday.

Carandang said although they have not received official reports yet, the government is appealing to foreign countries not to retaliate on innocent Filipinos abroad despite unfortunate end of the hostage crisis initiated by disgruntled police officer Rolando Mendoza.

“We understand the anger and the dismay of the people of Hong Kong but at the same time we don’t think that it is right our ordinary citizens who have nothing to do with this should be paying the price for that,” he stressed.

He noted that this is one of the concerns that the government is hoping to address as they send high level delegation to Hong Kong sometime this week. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)