PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry, Wisma Putra, said there has been no report of any Malaysian affected by the earthquake that struck the main island of Luzon in the Philippines yesterday.
Wisma Putra, in a statement, also advised Malaysians in the Philippines, visiting or living in the affected areas, to be cautious and follow the instructions of the local authorities.
It added, the Malaysian Embassy in Manila is also in close contact with the local authorities for the latest updates on the situation and for any advisory.
According to media reports, at least nine people were killed in the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck the province of Zambales in Luzon Island.
Several other areas were also affected, including Metro Manila, Bulacan, Batangas, Bataan, Pampanga, Baguio City, Cabanatuan City, Palayan City, Gapan City, Santo Domingo and Talavera, Nueva Ecija, Baler and Aurora.