The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday raised alert level 1 for Filipinos in South Korea following North Korea's declaration of "state of war" against the South.
DFA spokesperson Raul Hernandez said the alert is raised in the whole of South Korea, and that more than 40,000 Filipinos are compelled to monitor the political and security changes in the country.
Hernandez assured that the agency has been "monitoring the situation closely" in coordination with the South Korean authorities, United States, and United Nations forces command in Korea.
Raising a travel alert against South Korea however is yet to be announced.
On Saturday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a state of war against its southern counterpart purportedly over the two bombers sent to the peninsula by the US military for a training mission.