15 Pinoys from Gaza seek brief shelter in Egypt

Posted at 11/21/2012 2:56 PM | Updated as of 11/21/2012 10:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Philippine embassies in the Middle East are preparing for the possible evacuation of Filipinos from Gaza.

Philippine Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine Olivia Palala said at least 15 Filipinos are seeking temporary shelter in Egypt.
 
“Ang report naman ng Philippine embassy natin sa Cairo is that may 15 na nag signify na gustong lumabas ng Gaza Strip,” said Palala.

There are over 100 Filipinos living in Gaza and     most of them are married to Palestinian nationals.

“May ginagawa naman ng Philippine embassy sa Cairo para payagan ng Egyptian authorities yung mga Filipino who are extracted from the Gaza Strip to stay for, at the most, one month within the Egyptian territory,” she said.