'We pray here in Guam that it won't happen'

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The Philippine consulate in Agana responded to North Korea's threat to fire missiles near the U.S. territory of Guam with an emergency contingency plan to help the thousands of Filipinos there respond to an attack. "It shares false information supposedly coming from the Navy regarding North Korea", Calvo stated on his Facebook page.

Lewis said she first heard of the threats last week.

".part of this announcement from the government authorities here".

"We don't know what's going to happen".

"If there's really a threat coming, then we'll be able to advise the community and ask support from the Philippine government regarding evacuation and other contingency measures", de Borja said.

10- Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on Thursday announced that joblessness in the country continues to drop from 25.1 percent or 11.2 million in December 2016 to 22.2 percent or an estimated 10.5 million in June 2017. "It's pretty automatic that if there are any threats, especially for those who are in affected areas, they have contingency plans for those things", said Abella, according to Inquirer online.

Sheryl Day is a karate teacher in Seattle who recently completed her doctorate on the militarization of Guam, where there are Navy and Air Force bases.

Abella's statements are in the wake of North Korea's threat to fire missiles near the US territory of Guam.

Malacañang on Thursday said contingency plans are in place in case a crisis hits Guam, the tiny United States territory recently thrust into the middle of the growing tension between the U.S. and North Korea.

The mother of a local airman stationed in Guam said she was anxious when she first heard about the threats made by the North Korean Army, The Journal-News reported.

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