The Israeli ambassador to the Philippines has assured President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that Israel is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of Filipinos in the country following a series of attacks by Hamas militants.
During a meeting with the President on Wednesday, October 11, Ambassador Ilan Fluss briefed him on the latest information on the situation in Israel and expressed concern for the three Filipinos who remain unaccounted for.
One of the missing Filipinos is Loreta Villarin Alacre, a Negrense caregiver working in Tel Aviv who attended a music festival near the Gaza Strip that was attacked by Hamas militants last Saturday.
Alacre’s employer, Noam Solomon, said in a Facebook post that her devoted caregiver for six years was missing. “Please help find my Lori,” she appealed.
Alacre’s sister, Annabella Alacre, is appealing for help in the search for her sister. She said she last spoke to her sister on Friday and that they have video calls with her almost every night, so it is not normal for them not to be able to reach her.
She said the family has contacted the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration but they are still waiting for word on their sister.
Alacre has worked in Israel for almost 15 years, Annabella said.
Cadiz Mayor Salvador Escalante said there is a big possibility that Alacre is alive and could have been abducted as she was not among the reported fatalities.