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PH condemns deadly van attack in Spain

By: Genalyn D. Kabiling

The government yesterday condemned the deadly van attack that struck at the heart of Spain and expressed sympathies to the victims of the incident last Thursday.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims who perished and those who got injured in Barcelona,” presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said.

“We are one with the peace-loving people of the international community in condemning this latest attack in Spain on Thursday that left at least 13 people dead and injured more than 100 others,” he added.

He said the Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Philippine Embassy in Madrid and the Honorary Consulate in Barcelona, is closely monitoring the situation.

Abella said that authorities remained in touch with the authorities and leaders of the Filipino community.  

“It has expressed its condolences to the Spanish government following the incident that left four Irish citizens of Filipino descent injured,” Abella said.