Posts Tagged Afghanistan

3 more Filipinos evacuated from conflict-torn Afghanistan — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed the latest repatriation of three overseas Filipinos from conflict-stricken Afghanistan. In an advisory on Thursday (September 17), the DFA said...

Philippines to accept Afghan refugees only via gov’t-to-gov’t arrangement

Marje Pelayo   •   September 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the Philippines will accept asylum seekers from Afghanistan only under a government-to-government agreement. He stressed, the Philippines will not entertain...

182 Filipinos left Afghanistan amid tension — DFA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Seven more Filipinos have departed Kabul, Afghanistan which makes a total of 182 Filipinos who evacuated the conflict-stricken country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)....

Second batch of overseas Filipinos safely extracted from Afghanistan — DFA

Marje Pelayo   •   August 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has confirmed that another batch of 16 overseas Filipinos from Afghanistan is now safe and being assisted in the United Kingdom....

Afghanistan Crisis: OFWs escape to Dubai, Qatar with help from employers

Marje Pelayo   •   August 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Relatives of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Afghanistan confirmed with UNTV that their family members have reached Dubai safely after narrowly escaping the unrest in the Taliban-controlled...

Mindanao, secured amid threat of possible spillover of Afghan tension — PNP

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has assured that the Mindanao region remains secured amid warnings of a possible spillover of the tension in Afghanistan. PNP chief Police...

UN urges nations to receive Afghan refugees, refrain from deportations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 17, 2021

The United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres is urging all countries to be willing to receive Afghan refugees and refrain from deportations. Guterres also called on all nations to...

78 Filipinos in Afghanistan awaiting repatriation

UNTV News   •   August 17, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — A total of 78 overseas Filipinos in Afghanistan who availed of mandatory repatriation are still waiting for a chartered flight home to the Philippines, the president of...

Philippines ready to accept refugees from Afghanistan — Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   August 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is willing to receive refugees and asylum seekers from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized control over its capital Kabul, Malacañang said on Tuesday. “The...

Afghanistan president flees the country as Taliban forces enter the capital

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 16, 2021

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday (August 15) as Taliban fighters entered the presidential palace. Ghani, in his Facebook page, said he left the country to avoid...


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