Statement of the Embassy on the Death of James Alexander McMullan, Filipino-British Citizen and One of the Victims of the 03 June Terror Attack in London
The Embassy conveyed today its deepest condolences to the parents and sibling of James Alexander McMullan, Filipino-British citizen, who has now been officially confirmed to be one of the fatalities in the terror attack in London last Saturday.
The Embassy has been in touch with Simon and Milagros McMullan, parents of James, to express the profound sadness with which the Filipino community in London and elsewhere greeted his untimely death, and to reassure them of the Embassy’s readiness to assist on matters concerning James as a Filipino citizen.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the McMullan and Meregillano families during this difficult time. We join the United Kingdom and the rest of the world in condemning terrorism and violent extremism committed in the guise of religion. These actions will never weaken our resolve to work for peace, tolerance and understanding so that all peoples could live together in peace.
The Embassy continues to coordinate with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Metropolitan Police on any other matter concerning Filipino citizens as a result of last Saturday’s incidents.
08 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
Statement on the Declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao
24 May 2017
In order to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety it is necessary to declare Martial Law in the entire island of Mindanao including Sulu, Jolo and Tawi-Tawi for a maximum of 60 days.
The Philippine Government is in full control, and fully aware that the Maute Group / ISIS groups have the capability (although limited) to disturb the peace; they have shown no hesitation in causing havoc, taking innocent lives and destroying property.