NoKor’s lat­est mis­sile launch con­cerns Rody

Tempo - - News - (Ar­gyll Cyrus B. Ge­ducos)

Pres­i­dent Duterte is con­cerned over re­ports that North Korea launched its sec­ond bal­lis­tic mis­sile over Hokkaido, Ja­pan Fri­day morn­ing.

The re­cent nu­clear test by North Korea came a day after Py­ongyang threat­ened to use nu­clear weapons to sink Ja­pan and re­duce the United States to ashes and dark­ness for sup­port­ing a United Na­tions (UN) Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion and sanc­tions over its lat­est nu­clear test.

De­fense Sec­re­tary Delfin Loren­zana, dur­ing the Min­danao Hour/ Ban­gon Marawi press brief­ing Fri­day morn­ing said what North Korea did was very dan­ger­ous.

“First, they keep fly­ing, send­ing those mis­siles up with­out any rea­sons ex­cept to scare us here – the neigh­bor­ing coun­tries. Pan­galawa, they’re tech­nol­ogy is not ac­cu­rate. They may be aim­ing for some other but it will drop in the other coun­tries like the Philip­pines,” he said.

“Even the Pres­i­dent is very much con­cerned about th­ese mis­siles from North Korea. So, natatakot tayo diyan very con­cern­ing,” he added.

Loren­zana said the gov­ern­ment has con­tin­gency plans in case of a nu­clear fall­out or in case de­bris of North Korea’s mis­siles hit Philip­pine ter­ri­tory. How­ever, he said the ab­sence of air-raid shel­ters is un­for­tu­nate.

“We’ll just hope and pray sig­uro that the mis­sile some­where there in the Pa­cific Ocean,” said Loren­zana.

The Of­fice of the Civil De­fense (OCD) earlier as­sured that con­tin­gency plans are in place fol­low­ing NoKor’s test.

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