Singapore condemns Davao bombing

 Residents light candles and place flowers for bomb blast victims  during a memorial at the site in Davao City, on Sept 3, 2016.
Residents light candles and place flowers for bomb blast victims during a memorial at the site in Davao City, on Sept 3, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

Singapore condemns the bomb explosion in Davao City, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said yesterday.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish the injured a speedy recovery," the ministry said in a statement. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has contacted all registered Singaporeans in Davao and verified that they are safe."

The MFA urged Singaporeans in Davao who have not registered with it to let their families and loved ones know that they are safe. "Singaporeans in the Philippines are advised to exercise vigilance, and monitor the local news and instructions of the local authorities, " it said.

Those who need urgent consular assistance can contact the Singapore Embassy in Manila by telephone on +63-917-860-4740 or e-mail singemb_mnl@mfa.sg.

Or they may get in touch with the MFA Duty Office on the 24-hour hotline +65-6379-8800 or 6379-8855, or by e-mail (mfa_duty_officer@ mfa.gov.sg).

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 04, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore condemns Davao bombing'. Print Edition | Subscribe