Thirty-one Filipino from Syria who availed the government’s Mandatory Repatriation Program (MRP) arrived Wednesday, November 11, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
“The 31 repatriates previously worked and resided in Latakia, Tartous, Aleppo and Damascus before deciding to avail of the MRP and sought shelter at the Philippine Embassy in Damascus’ halfway Quarters,” DFA said.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) based in Damascus shouldered the airfare of 31 Filipinos.
The repatriates, along with the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Damascus, traveled by land on November 10 from Damascus to Lebanon’s Masna’a border where they were met and assisted by officers and staff of the Philippine Embassy in Beirut.
Prior to their flight to Manila, the repatriates received medical check-up and pre-departure briefing.
“With this development, the total number of Filipinos that have been repatriated from Syria since the unrest started in 2011 is now at 5,668. Of this figure, 2,696 were repatriated through Lebanon, with the cooperation of the Philippine Embassy in Beirut,” DFA said.
“The next-of-kin of Filipinos still in Syria are also encouraged to provide information of their family member’s whereabouts or last known contact details in Syria so that immediate assistance can be extended to them,” DFA appeals. Philippine Embassy in Damascus can be reached through [email protected]
I was able to attend the 2018 Asian Defense and Security (ADAS) at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Manila recently, and every time the event is held (every two years) it always seem to get bigger and … [Read More...]
MANILA -- The US government reiterated its offer to supply the Philippines with the Lockheed Martin F-16. The offer took place during Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin … [Read More...]
The kit incorporates, among other systems, an electro-optical imager and a variant of ELTA Systems' EL/M-2022 synthetic aperture radar The 300th Air Intelligence and Security Wing (AISW) of the … [Read More...]
Here in the Philippines, there are lots of events that can – and do – have an effect on the economy. From the recent debates over the local labour market to natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan, … [Read More...]
The Philippines will hold joint military exercises with China during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-China military exercise to be held in Zhanjiang, China on October 22 to 29, the … [Read More...]
The National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan has received its first Y8F200W military transport aircraft from China. According to Kazakhstan’s source, the National Guard has received into … [Read More...]