FILIPINO migrant rights group Migrante has warned all its members, allies, and networks in Saudi Arabia to take extra care and be vigilant amid reported second suicide bombing in the oil-rich Kingdom.
Also they urged the Department of Foreign Affairs to issue a corresponding advisory on the report.
“Amid these reported suicide bombings in Saudi’s eastern region specifically in Qatiff and Dammam, we are urging the DFA to issue an advisory that will give guidance to all overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia. The advisory should be based on the Philippine embassy’s assessment on the peace and order situation on that areas,” said John Leonard Monterona, M-ME regional coordinator based in Riyadh.
The latest suicide bombing happened on Friday at a mosque in Dammam, eastern province of Saudi Arabia.
On May 23, also a Friday, a mosque in Qatiff, 120 km far from Dammam was also attacked by a suicide bomber.
“We have urged our fellow OFWs in Saudi Arabia to limit their movement going to public places like malls and parks as these places are likely target of sporadic bombings,” Monterona said.
“Ulitin kop o, paabutan ang ating mga kababayan, members, allies, at networks sa Saudi Arabia na mag-ingat at maging mapagmatyag,” Monterona said.
Monterona however said the public announcement has no intention of sowing fear or panic to the Filipino communities in Saudi Arabia.