Philippines prepares for N Korea's Guam missile threat

Guam: Small But Important Piece of US Territory in Pacific

Philippines prepares for N Korea's Guam missile threat

'We all got to be ready, be prepared, and pray to God that it doesn't happen, ' said Daisy Mendiola, 56.

Lewis says she hasn't been able to speak with her son in depth much, but they have been texting.

"Our Consulate General has Contingency Plans which are regularly updated", Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Spokesperson Rob Bolivar said in a statement.

"The U.S. has maintained a regular bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific since 2004 and this mission demonstrated our continued ironclad commitment to regional allies".

North Korea threatened to shoot four missiles into the sea off Guam after heated exchanges with the United States over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

Abella's statements are in the wake of North Korea's threat to fire missiles near the USA territory of Guam.

Guam: Small But Important Piece of US Territory in Pacific

De Borja said a security umbrella is in place "to intercept any ballistic missile that will be fired against Guam". They have said that America will be defended. "He can just go berserk or insane", Guerrero said.

On Thursday, ACTS OFW Party-list Rep. John Bertiz urged the government to prepare response measures in case tensions between the two countries continue to escalate.

'But I have to say, I'm not laughing now, ' he said.

Guam's proximity to the Korean peninsula is also what makes it an attractive target for North Korea.

It's not the first time North Korea has threatened Guam, which is a crucial, strategic hub for US forces in the Pacific. Chamorros are the indigenous people of Guam. On Aug. 6, the United Nations imposed sanctions on the reclusive state, which will slash the state's annual $3 billion export revenue by more than a third. An attack or threat to Guam is a threat or attack on the United States.

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