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Marcos Condemns Killing of Two Filipinos in Israel-Hamas Conflict


Manila – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has condemned the deaths of two Filipino nationals amid continued violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in Gaza.

It marks the first known Filipino fatalities since the latest flare-up in fighting began two weeks ago. Details on where and how they died have not yet been disclosed by authorities.

“My heart is heavy to confirm the loss of two of our people,” Marcos said in a statement, sending condolences to the victims’ families. “Senseless killing will not be tolerated. All sides must work towards peaceful resolution.”

There are over 30,000 Filipinos working and living in Israel, as well as around 150 in Gaza. Many hold jobs as caregivers, construction workers or in other essential industries.

Filipino officials are working to confirm the whereabouts and safety of any nationals unaccounted for. Several remain missing according to the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv.

In response, the Marcos administration has pledged full support for affected Filipinos through repatriation efforts and consular assistance. All government agencies involved in overseas workers’ protection have been told to closely coordinate with diplomatic missions.

The deaths underscore the risks faced by Filipinos caught in the crossfire of regional conflicts abroad. As one of the world’s largest exporters of labor, ensuring their welfare during global crises is a key foreign policy priority for Manila.

Peace advocates continue pushing for de-escalation and a return to the negotiating table. But after two weeks of intensifying attacks, there are few signs the violence will end anytime soon.