Statement of the Department of Foreign Affairs on the Situation in Surabaya, Indonesia

15 May 2018 — The Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta, is in touch with members of the Filipino Community in Surabaya, in the wake of the series of suicide bombings in Indonesia’s second largest city that claimed a number of lives and wounded dozens of others.

The Department has advised the more than 250 Filipinos residing in Surabaya to remain vigilant and to limit their movement until the situation normalizes.

The Department has not received any information from the Embassy that would indicate any Filipino casualties in the bombings.

The Department will continue to monitor the situation in Surabaya.

Filipinos in need of immediate assistance may contact the Embassy at +62.878.85373273.