Palace condemns Bangkok bomb attack (Philippines News Agency)

Malacanang, calling for solidarity against terrorism, condemned on Tuesday the bomb attack in Bangkok, Thailand that killed and wounded scores of people.

“We condemn the bomb attack that killed and wounded scores of tourists, commuters and residents in Bangkok, Thailand last night, said Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. in a statement.

This violent incident underlines the need for solidarity against those who sow terror and inflict violence, he added.

Coloma assured that the Philippine government is working to ensure the safety and welfare of all Filipinos in Thailand.

The Philippine embassy in Thailand is coordinating closely with authorities to ascertain the safety and well- being of our citizens,” he said.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the embassy is in coordination with the hospitals in the area to verify if any Filipinos are among those who perished or have been injured, and to provide assistance. (PNA)