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Local Guamanian reacts to North Korean threat

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Kenny Thornton | 12 August, 2017, 09:10

Earlier, President Trump said the United States military was "locked and loaded" to deal with North Korea, should the need arise, as the countries' leaders increased bellicose rhetoric this week.

Trump continued to exchange pleasantries with Calvo, saying that the governor had "become famous", and suggesting that he would visit the USA territory in the future.

Calvo said he was called by White House chief of staff John Kelly and Trump Saturday morning local time and "both assured me that the people of Guam are safe".

"I'm so thankful - and I'm glad you are holding the helm, sir".

"I'll talk to you any time you need", Trump said. "Frankly, you could have said that about the last three presidents".

Trump also spoke cryptically about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, telling Calvo, "You notice that he hasn't spoken recently".

Secretary Erneto Abella, the presidential spokesman, said Philippine embassies and consulates have such plans in emergency cases particularly if these affect the welfare of Filipinos working overseas.

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"Well, as far as I know, especially regarding Filipinos in Guam, the embassies and consulates in general - including the one in Agana, Guam - have contingency plans which are regularly updated to enable them to respond to emergencies", Abella noted.

A missile-defense system operated by the USA military and its allies, along with a. "We've got 95 per cent occupancy and after all this stuff comes down we're going to have 110 per cent occupancy".

North Korea has spelled out its plan to launch a volley of ballistic missiles towards Guam, but Mr Hale said: "It's pretty much been a normal day".

"If an attack warning is issued, take cover as quickly as you can, under concrete structure or below ground if possible", the sheet adds.
"We just leave it up to the military".

Cruz is concerned about them, because of the threat coming directly from North Korea.

When she saw a headline Wednesday with the words "North Korea", "Guam" and "missiles", Ogo said, her hands started shaking.

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