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||
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.