Philippines Govt Urged To Prepare Evacuation Plan For OFWs
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The president of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUPC) Raymond Mendoza has asked the president of his country Rodrigo Duterte to put in place an evacuation plan for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) should there be sudden escalation of hostilities following the death of Iranian Major-General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qassem Soleimani by a US drone attack, according to inquirer.net.

The statement issued by Mendoza said, the TUPC calls on Duterte to convene what he called ‘multi-government agency panel to supervise an early escape plan which would ensure relocation or repatriation of OFWs before they get caught up in the escalating armed conflict in the region’.

However, in its advisory, the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said “The Filipinos in Iraq are strongly advised to coordinate closely with the Philippines Embassy and their respective employers in case of mandatory evacuation.”

 

SOURCE : ARABTIMES

06 Jan, 2020 177
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