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OFW alert up in Lebanon


03:52 AM December 12th, 2012

By: Tina G. Santos, December 12th, 2012 03:52 AM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has advised overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Lebanon to take necessary precautions as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised an alert over possible instability in that country.

“Crisis Alert Level 1 has been raised for Lebanon by the DFA,” relayed Baldoz, adding that under this level, Filipinos in Lebanon are advised to take necessary precautions.

“They should be watchful, limit unnecessary  travel, and maintain open lines of communications with the Philippine Embassy, Philippine Overseas Labor Office and their fellow OFWs,” she added.

There are an estimated 34,850 OFWs in Lebanon, most of them household service workers.

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