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Filipinos in tense Gulf region told to stay calm

/ 08:22 PM June 06, 2017
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The Department of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said Filipinos working in parts of the Gulf region should “remain calm” and coordinate with the country’s representatives.

The statement came after several countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over the country’s alleged support for terrorist groups.

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This was followed by the Philippine government’s decision to suspend the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Qatar.

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“The Philippines expresses concern over the recent events in the Gulf region and hopes that all concerned parties will be able to resolve issues peacefully,” the DFA said in a statement.

“The DFA urges all Filipinos in the affected countries to remain calm and to regularly communicate with the Philippine Embassies or Consulates in their respective countries of residence,” it added.

The agency said foreign service posts are closely monitoring the situation.

“Our primary concern is to ensure the welfare of our kababayans in the affected countries,” DFA said.

A couple of Gulf countries said they will cut air and sea traffic and will shut its land borders with Qatar, cutting off the country from the Arabian Peninsula./ac

READ: PH gov’t ready to assists OFWS affected by Qatar crisis

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