Taiwanese officials survey quake toll in Philippines
CNAMANILA -- Taiwan's representative office in the Philippines said Wednesday it is closely monitoring the situation one day after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked central provinces in the Southeast Asian country.
October 17, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
“Taiwanese businessmen — there are doing fine and have had no casualties,” Representative Raymond Wang said. “We do not yet have information on any Taiwanese tour groups in Bohol or Cebu.”
Wang said that his office has contacted the heads of government of the two provinces — the hardest hit by Tuesday's morning quake — and requested they inform him of any information regarding Taiwanese citizens or business people in need of help.
A state of emergency has been declared for Bohol and Cebu, some 570 km southeast of Manila.