Pinoys urged to be vigilant as UK raises threat level to 'severe'

Posted at 09/02/14 6:13 PM

MANILA - Filipinos based in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland are told to be vigilant after authorities in UK raised the threat level from international terrorism from "substantial" to "severe".

"Per UK classification, this threat level means that a terrorist attack is highly likely," the Philippine Embassy in London said in its advisory.

The advisory also added that authorities note that while an attack is likely, "there is no specific intelligence that an attack is imminent."

To ensure the safety of Filipinos in the said areas, the embassy reminded the community of the following:

  • Heed the official Government warning/s
  • Monitor Government information channels and the general media for further developments/updates on the situation
  • Be vigilant and take general precautions for personal safety

The embassy added that more information on the UK national security situation is available on the main government website https://www.gov.uk/terrorism-national-emergency and that of the Security Service (MI5) www.mi5.gov.uk

Likewise, the embassy said it can be contacted through its 24-hour emergency hotline on 07802790695.