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52 OFWs still in strife-torn South Sudan

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In this handout image provided by the United Nations Mission South Sudan, taken on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, civilians arrive at the UNMISS compound adjacent to Juba International Airport to take refuge. AP FILE PHOTO

There are still 52 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in strife-torn South Sudan as the government declared a state of emergency due to the continuing violence.

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Filipino hurt or killed in fresh clashes in Egypt

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

There were no reported Filipino casualties in fresh clashes that left more than 50 dead across Egypt, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Monday.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Syria agrees to quickly process exit visas of Filipinos

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Undersecretary Rafael Seguis. AFP file photo

The Syrian government has agreed to quickly process the exit visas of Filipinos hoping to leave the country amid recent escalating conflict, Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael Seguis told lawmakers on Thursday.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Central African man confessed to killing Filipina found in suitcase in Egypt

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A Central African man has confessed to the killing of a Filipino woman found inside a suitcase dumped in Cairo, Egypt, almost two weeks ago, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Wednesday.

Posted: August 28th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH gov’t releases $240k for initial repatriation of 6,000 from strife-torn Egypt

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Egyptians drive their traditional tok-tok in front of armored vehicles guarding Torah Prison, where ousted President Hosni Mubarak is held in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. The Philippine government has raised alert level 4, and is footing the bill in the forced repatriation of Filipinos, mostly students and domestic helpers, from Egypt.  AP

The government is footing the bill in the forced repatriation of Filipinos, mostly students and domestic helpers, from Egypt.

Posted: August 22nd, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

Manila tells UN conditions for Golan force to stay

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ top diplomat has laid down conditions to the United Nations for Filipino peacekeepers to stay in the Golan Heights, including additional weapons for their protection and shorter periods of deployment in the volatile buffer region separating Israel from Syria.

Posted: July 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs to exit Egypt through Cairo or Alexandria—DFA

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Egyptian army stand guard around the Republican Guard building in Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 8, 2013. Egyptian soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of the ousted President Mohammed Morsi early Monday in violence that left dozens of people killed, including one officer, outside the military building in Cairo where demonstrators had been holding a sit-in, government officials and witnesses said. AP/Khalil Hamra

The Philippines is eyeing the cities of Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt as possible exit points for Filipinos once mandatory evacuation is warranted amid the worsening unrest in the Arab country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

69 more Filipinos from Syria returning to Manila

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DFA spokesman Assistant Secretary Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A batch of 69 Filipinos are set to arrive this week from conflict-torn Syria as government continues its mandatory repatriation program amid a worsening security situation in the Arab country.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

BSP opens currency exchange facility for OFWs with Syrian pound

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FILE PHOTO

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has opened a currency exchange facility for the Syrian pound to service the foreign-exchange needs of overseas Filipino workers returning from conflict-torn Syria.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines | Read More »

20 more Filipino workers from Syria arrive in Manila

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Another 20 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Syria, all of whom availed of the government’s free repatriation program, arrived in the country late afternoon Sunday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: February 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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