(9:30 a.m., 23 May 2017)

The Philippine government and the entire Filipino people stand in solidarity with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in strongly condemning the inexcusable attack, which resulted in the death of twenty-two (22) people and injured at least fifty-nine (59) others in the explosion at the Manchester Arena.

The Philippine government conveys its condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims of this senseless attack and prays for the immediate recovery of the injured.

While the nationalities of the victims and those injured during the attack are not yet available, the Philippine Embassy in London initially reported that no Filipino has been reportedly injured. The Embassy continues to closely monitor the situation. END

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