12 more Filipino seafarers arrive from Ukraine
MANILA, Philippines — Twelve more Filipino seafarers arrived from Ukraine on Tuesday, according to a tweet by Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Sarah Lou Arriola.
The 12 seafarers from MV Filia Joy and MV Filia Glory arrived in Clark, Pampanga.
“They were evacuated through the Phil Honorary Consulate in Chisinau, Moldova in cooperation with the Phil Embassy in Budapest,” Arriola said.
DFA Angeles welcomes the arrival of 12 seafarers from Ukraine in Clark. The seafarers are from MV Filia Joy & MV Filia Glory. They were evacuated thru the Phil Honorary Consulate in Chisinau, Moldova in cooperation with the Phil Embassy in Budapest.@teddyboylocsin @DFAPHL pic.twitter.com/aLbRHeSxrPFEATURED STORIESGLOBALNATION
— Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola (@slyarriola) March 22, 2022
According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, a total of 330 Filipinos have been repatriated from Ukraine, as of March 21.
It added that it assisted a total of 328 Filipinos in Ukraine as well.
Ukraine has been fighting off an invasion launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 24.
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