News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the Barcelona attack

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims who perished and those who got injured in Barcelona.

We are one with the peace-loving people of the international community in condemning this latest attack in Spain on Thursday that left at least 13 people dead and injured more than 100 others.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through our Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Honorary Consulate in Barcelona is closely monitoring the situation and has been in touch with the authorities and leaders of the Filipino community. It has expressed its condolences to the Spanish Government following the incident that left 4 Irish citizens of Filipino descent injured.