Filipinos in South Korea advised to monitor weather updates

Filipinos in South Korea have been advised to monitor weather conditions following a heavy downpour that flooded its cities and left at least nine dead.

"In view of the extremely heavy rains this week, the Philippine Embassy advises members of the Filipino community to continue to closely monitor weather conditions in their respective areas and to observe safety precautions," the Philippine Embassy in Seoul said.

Consular applicants who are not able to attend their appointments may coordinate with the embassy to adjust their schedules, the embassy said.

Ma. Teresita Daza, spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs, said that as of Tuesday, August 9, there were still no reports of Filipinos affected by the flooding in Central Seoul and surrounding areas like Incheon and Gyeonggi.

"The Embassy continues to monitor and reach out to the Filipino community during this record rainfall, the first in 80 years for Korea," she said.

Meanwhile, consular services remain unhampered and unaffected.