More Pinoys repatriated from war-torn Syria
MANILA, Philippines - More Filipinos from war-torn Syria are set to arrive in Manila on Saturday (March 9).
The government is continuing its efforts to repatriate Filipinos as the violence escalates in Syria. Sixty-one Filipinos are set to arrive in Manila at 9:15 a.m., aboard Qatar Airways flight QR 648 on Saturday.
This will bring the total number of repatriates from Syria to 3,692.
The Philippine Embassy in Beirut coordinated with the Lebanese Immigration authorities to facilitate the repatriates’ entry into Lebanon through. The Filipino repatriates were brought to Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport where they took the Qatar Airways flight to Doha, Qatar and then another flight to Manila.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) continued to urge all Filipinos who are still in Syria to seek immediate repatriation. For assistance, the Embassy in Damascus may be reached at 963-11-6132626.
Relatives of Filipinos in Syria may also provide the DFA with up-to-date information regarding their loved ones’ current location and contact details in Syria. They may call the Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs (OUMWA) at (02)834-4583 or 834-3240 or the DFA’s 24-hour Action Center at (02) 834-3333.