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:


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


Emirates Airlines EK 332 12 April 2012 1555H


Emirates Airlines EK 334 12 April 2012 2155H


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.