Philippines Prepares to Evacuate Citizens in Middle East
Category: Filipinos

#Manila: Trade Union Congress of the #Philippines (TUCP) president Raymond Mendoza called on President Rodrigo Duterte to prepare an evacuation plan for overseas #Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East in the event of a sudden escalation of hostilities there after a #US strike killed Iran’s top general on Friday, Mendoza said in a statement, “We call on the President to convene a multi-government agency panel that would device an early escape plan which would lead or supervise a possible relocation or repatriation of our #OFWs before they are directly affected by the escalating armed conflict in the region.

In its advisory, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said, “Filipinos in Iraq are strongly advised to coordinate closely with the Philippine Embassy and their employers in the event mandatory evacuation will be necessary.”

Recent data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration showed the Middle East as the top regional destination of OFWs estimated at 1.2 million in that region.


05 Jan, 2020 18 104654
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