MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Sunday (October 27) asked Filipinos to postpone any travel to Iraq in view of the ongoing unrest in the country.
In an advisory, the DFA calls on Filipinos that if travel to Iraq is inevitable or could not be delayed, avoid flights with early morning or late night arrivals in Baghdad, Basra, and the Kurdistan Region.
Also, curfews are currently imposed in several cities.
Filipinos needing assistance may contact the Philippine Embassy in Baghdad at the following information:
Mobile (+964) 781-606-6822 (+964) 773-569-9562 (+964) 750-810-5240
MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assured the grieving family of Filipina worker, Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, that the agency is closely monitoring the development of her case together with local authorities in the United Arab Emirates.
Alberto reportedly died on October 2 when she allegedly jumped off the 13th floor of a building in Abu Dhabi where she had been working.
“The Department shall respond appropriately once the results of the forensic investigation are released,” Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola said.
In a statement, the DFA said the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs (OUMWA) and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi are in coordination with Alberto’s family.
Specifically, Embassy representatives assisted Alberto’s daughter in a case conference with the concerned UAE authorities and a lawyer was retained to personally pursue immediate legal steps to ensure that justice for the death of the Filipina worker would be served.
According to UAE authorities, Alberto committed suicide but her family is seeking the truth on a possible foul play regarding her death.
“The Department is extending all assistance necessary in the immediate resolution of the case, as well as in the repatriation of Ms. Alberto’s remains to the Philippines,” the DFA in the statement concluded.
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