The Department of Foreign Affairs as reported on Monday discouraged Filipinos in traveling to the Kingdom of Thailand.
Political unrest between the government under Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Democrat Party headed by Abhisit Vejjajiva has been going on for weeks.
Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the Thai government has issued a “request” to the public to stay at home in the wake of current political developments in Bangkok.
Some government offices have been seized by protesters, demanding Yingluck’s resignation as the head of the government of this troubled ASEAN nation.
“We ask the Filipino community in Thailand to heed the request of the Thai government and for our nationals to refrain from non-essential travel to Thailand at this time,” Hernandez said in a text message.
“Our embassy is in touch with our kababayans there and is closely monitoring the political situation in Bangkok,” he said.