Posts Tagged IRAQ

US soldiers injured in Iran’s attack on Iraqi military bases

UNTV News   •   January 17, 2020

Washington, DC — Eleven United States soldiers were injured in the Jan. 8 Iranian bombing of a military base in Iraq in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani in...

Two Filipinos trafficked into Iraq back in PH – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   January 17, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Two Filipino women who were trafficked into Iraq have returned to the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday. In a statement, the DFA said...

First batch of Filipinos repatriated from Iraq to arrive in PH Wednesday

Robie de Guzman   •   January 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The first batch of Filipino workers repatriated from Iraq will arrive on Wednesday afternoon, January 15, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement, 13...

Forced repatriation of OFWs in Iraq to push through despite eased US-Iran tension

Maris Federez   •   January 9, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The mandatory repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Iraq will push as planned even as the tension between the United States of America and Iran has...

PH implements forced repatriation in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 8, 2020

The Philippines has implemented forced or mandatory repatriation in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon amid the rising tension between the United States and Iran. There are currently 36,799 Filipinos in the...

Filipino workers in Iraq urged to heed gov’t evacuation advisory

Robie de Guzman   •   January 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Some lawmakers on Wednesday urged overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Iraq to heed the government’s order for a mandatory evacuation amid escalating tensions between the United States...

Iran fires missiles at US military bases in Iraq

UNTV News   •   January 8, 2020

Iran fired a series of ballistic missiles that hit two air bases used by United States troops in Iraq early morning local time Wednesday, in what appeared to be the...

Cimatu to establish base in Qatar for immediate evacuation of Filipinos in Iraq

Marje Pelayo   •   January 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is setting up plans for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East in response to the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte. The...

Filipinos in Iraq urged to go on leave as US-Iran tension escalates

Marje Pelayo   •   January 7, 2020

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) through the Philippine Embassy in Iraq advised Filipinos to shun travel to Iraq and Iran as conflicts begin to escalate after a US strike...

AFP ready to deploy if gov’t orders evacuation of Filipinos in Middle East

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 6, 2020

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) announced on Monday (January 6) that it is prepared to deploy its air and naval assets once the government orders the evacuation of...

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