More Filipinos arrive from Syria-A A +A
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
MANILA -- Some 39 more Filipinos, including an infant, arrived in Manila on Tuesday from strife-torn Syria, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
The repatriates were brought to the Masna’a border crossing by members of the Philippine Embassy in Damascus. They spent the night at a Caritas shelter in Baabda assisted by personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Beirut.
The Embassy in Beirut made representations with Lebanese Immigration authorities to facilitate the repatriates’ transit through the country’s territory.
They arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal I at 10:10 a.m. on board Gulf Air flight GF 154.
Their arrival brought the total number of repatriates to 3,349, the DFA said.
The department urged all Filipinos, who are still in Syria, to seek immediate repatriation as the violence in the country remains unabated.
The family members of Filipinos in Syria may also provide the DFA with latest information regarding their loved ones’ current location and contact details in Syria. (SDR)