RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

Warden Message 29 May 2008

Posted by Service Officer on May 29th, 2008

U.S. Embassy Manila

Warden Message

May 29, 2008

An explosion occurred Thursday, May 29, in Zamboanga City , reportedly killing two people and injuring at least 17. Among the injured were several local employees of a USAID grantee; no direct-hire Mission employees were injured. The explosion is under investigation and few details are known at this time. Americans living or traveling in the Philippines are encouraged to register with the U.S. Embassy through the State Department’s travel registration website, http://travelregistration.state.gov so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within the Philippines. For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet website at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, the Philippines specific information, travel warnings, and other travel alerts can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada or for callers outside the U.S. and Canada , a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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