22 OFWs to arrive from Syria on Tuesday


Posted at Jan 07 2013 06:18 PM | Updated as of Jan 08 2013 02:18 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-two overseas Filipino workers from the northwestern Syrian city of Aleppo will be arriving in Manila on Tuesday evening.

The first batch of repatriates for 2013 will arrive at 10:15 p.m. at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the repatriates travelled by land to Beirut’s Rafic International Airport where they boarded a Qatar Airways flight (QR 423) to Doha then took another flight (QR 644) to Manila.

The DFA said that their arrival will bring the total number of repatriates to 3,310.

Meanwhile, the DFA is urging Filipinos who are still in Syria to avail of the mandatory repatriation program of the government as the security situation in the country continues to deteriorate.

Those who want to signify their intention to leave Syria may contact the embassy at 963-11-6132626.

The next-of-kin of Filipinos in Syria may also provide the DFA with latest information regarding their relatives’ current location and contact details in Syria by contacting the following numbers (02) 834-4996 or the DFA Action Center at (02) 834-3333.