Posts Tagged Middle East

87 distressed Filipinos from Middle East return home – DFA

Robie de Guzman   •   March 2, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – More than 80 distressed Filipinos from the Middle East have returned home after availing of the government’s repatriation program, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In...

DOLE assures cash, livelihood aid for Filipinos repatriated from Middle East

Robie de Guzman   •   January 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has assured that overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who were recently repatriated from the Middle East will be provided with livelihood...

Iran calls for unity to expel US from Middle East during visit by Syrian PM

UNTV News   •   January 14, 2020

By Marina Villen Tehran – Iranian authorities on Monday called on the region’s countries to unite to expel US troops from the Middle East during a visit to Tehran by...

Cimatu heads to the Middle East as forced evacuation of OFWs begins

Marje Pelayo   •   January 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu is leaving for the Middle East on Thursday (January 9) to oversee the immediate repatriation of Filipinos there amid the escalating tension between...

All PH foreign posts on alert amid US-Iran tension

Marje Pelayo   •   January 8, 2020

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PCG to send BRP Gabriela Silang to repatriate Filipinos in Middle East

Robie de Guzman   •   January 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Wednesday said its most modern vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang, stands ready to repatriate overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in the Middle East...

Philippines orders mandatory repatriation of its nationals in Iraq

UNTV News   •   January 8, 2020

Manila – The Philippines ordered Wednesday the mandatory repatriation of the country’s 6,000 nationals living in Iraq, after two bases there containing United States troops were attacked by Iran. The...

Duterte to back US if Filipinos are harmed in Middle East tensions – Palace

Robie de Guzman   •   January 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will side with the United States of America if Filipinos in the Middle East are harmed amid the brewing tensions between the two countries,...

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...

Duterte orders AFP to prepare for evacuation of OFWs in the Middle East

Marje Pelayo   •   January 7, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has alerted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the event that the tension between Iran and the United States of America escalates....


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