Mahigit 150 illegal foreign workers, huli sa crackdown operations sa Malaysia

admin   •   February 4, 2014   •   2728

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MANILA, Philippines — Mahigit na sa 150 illegal immigrants ang nakakulong ngayon sa Malaysia kabilang dito ang ilang Pilipino sa pagpapatuloy ng crackdown operations laban sa illegal at overstaying foreign workers.

Sa ulat ng state run news agency na Bernama, kabilang sa mga naaresto ang foreign nationals mula sa Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia at Philippines.

Wala umanong maipakitang travel documents ang mga naaresto habang ang iba ay nakuhanan ng mga pekeng travel permits.

Tiniyak naman ng Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) na patuloy na nilang tinututukan ang sitwasyon sa Malaysia partikular ang ulat ng umano’y pang-aabuso sa ilang Filipino worker habang nakakulong sa Kota Kinabalu. (UNTV News)

DFA office in Cubao closed for one-day disinfection

Marje Pelayo   •   July 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised the public to defer visits to its Consular Office in NCR Northeast (Ali Mall Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City) as it is closed on Wednesday (July 15). 

The temporary closure is to give way for the disinfection of the office premises and implementation of other preventive measures to manage and prevent risks against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Consular Office will resume its operations the following day, Thursday, 16 July.

Affected applicants who have prior appointments and schedules today will be accommodated until August 14 during regular office hours.

The DFA requests the public’s understanding and cooperation as the country continues to battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

74 new COVID-19 cases reported among overseas Filipinos — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported 74 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), bringing the total number to 8,762 as of Wednesday (July 8).

Most of the new cases reported are in the Middle East, the DFA said. 

Meanwhile, the total number of OFWs under treatment has reached 2,932.

Nineteen new recoveries were also reported, bringing the total of OFWs who have recovered from the disease to 5,237.

However, 13 new deaths were recorded in the Middle East bringing the total number of COVID-19 fatalities among OFWs to 590.

With the resumption of international flight operations at NAIA Terminal 3 on Wednesday,  the DFA expects a rise in repatriations.

The agency assures its steadfast commitment to effectively facilitating and coordinating the safe return of Filipinos affected by the pandemic.

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31 countries lift inbound border restrictions on Filipino travelers — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   July 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced that 31 countries have already lifted the inbound border restrictions on Filipino travelers subject to medical protocols.

The latest additions to the list of countries that have recently opened their borders include Bahamas, Egypt, Ethiopia, and UAE.

This is out of 177 nations and territories that declared travel bans due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

However, the DFA said a total of 68 countries and territories still do not allow entry into their borders such as Cuba, Haiti, Palau, Timor Leste, France, and most countries in the Middle East/Africa, among others.

About 78 countries/territories, despite inbound border closures, give entry exemptions to Filipinos who are citizens of the destination country and returning residents, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with work visas and contracts, diplomatic or UN passport holders going to post or on official travel.

The new update under this category is Macau SAR, with imposed medical protocols.

Likewise, the DFA said the updated list confirms that 138 countries now allow Filipinos to return to the Philippines, subject to flight availability and other special arrangements.

New countries which have allowed departures for the Philippines include the mentioned countries which also recently opened their inbound restrictions.

Meanwhile, with the recent announcement of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on the resumption of international flight operations at NAIA Terminal 3 beginning 12:01 a.m. of July 8, the DFA reiterated that travel restrictions can change without prior public notice.

The DFA advises all travelers to always check ahead of travel dates with the airlines that will be used as well as with relevant embassies or consulates before departure or before booking a ticket.

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