Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in Manila Tomorrow, November 30, 2016

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN THE PHILIPPINES.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THANK YOU.

The U.S. Embassy in Manila has been informed of a demonstration scheduled to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 30, 2016. The demonstrators are expecting to assemble at Plaza Lawton/Liwasang Bonifacio (in the vicinity of Quiapo) at approximately 8:00 AM and march to the U.S. Embassy for a program from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, then proceed to the People’s Power Monument, near Camp Aguinaldo to continue the demonstration expected to last until 5:00 PM. These times are approximations and are likely to change.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy in Manila and the Consular Agency in Cebu will be closed this Wednesday, November 30, 2016, in honor of the Bonifacio Day Holiday.

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For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Philippines Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, located at 1201 Roxas Boulevard, at +(63) (2) 301-2000, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(63) (2) 301-2000.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).