PHL Embassy brings home more OFWs from Syria as violence continues

An April 11, 2012 press release from the Department of Foreign Affairs

A new batch of repatriates will be coming home tomorrow, April 12, the day when the United Nations-brokered ceasefire is supposed to be fully implemented.

The 24 female overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are scheduled to arrive in Manila on board the following flights:

Airline           

Flight No. Date Time   No. of OFWs
Philippine Airlines PR 731 12 April 2012 1820H

20

Emirates Airlines EK 332 12 April 2012 1555H

1

Emirates Airlines EK 334 12 April 2012 2155H

3

Total: 24

This will bring the total number of repatriates to 1,267.

There has been no let-up in the Philippine Embassy in Damascus’ efforts to repatriate Filipinos out of strife-torn Syria as the viability of the ceasefire deal remains uncertain.

The Philippine Government has kept alert level 4 in place over Syria, which calls for the mandatory repatriation of Filipinos, amidst continuing violence in the country.

The DFA continues to urge the next-of-kin OFWs in Syria to provide the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (DFA-OUMWA) with relevant information regarding their relatives by calling (02) 834-3245 or (02) 834-3240.

dfa.gov.ph

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