IT is still safe to travel to Hong Kong despite the continuing protests there, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.
“The demonstrations are scheduled and the locations are published ahead,” Locsin said on Twitter.
According to reports received and gathered by the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, protests will be held on Oct. 9 at a venue still to be announced, Oct. 10 at Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station, Oct. 12 at the New Town Plaza Shatin, Oct. 13 at Victoria Park and Edinburgh Place, Oct. 14 at Edinburgh Place and Charter Garden, Oct. 16 on the resumption Legislative Council, Oct. 20 at Riverpark Tai Wai to Shatin, Oct. 21 at Yuen Long MTR Station, Oct. 26 at Tamar Park Admiralty, and on Oct. 31 at Prince Edwin MTR Station.
“We expect demonstrations to continue throughout the month,” the consulate said in its advisory over the weekend.
“We urge all our kababayan to not join the demonstrations, stay away from the locations where demonstrations are taking place, and avoid wearing black or white colored upper garments,” it added. BERNADETTE TAMAYO