CAAP, 3 airlines to help repatriate Filipinos from Middle East

MANILA — The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and airlines Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Air Asia have pledged their commitment to aid in the possible repatriation of Filipinos from countries in the Middle East affected by tension between the United States and Iran. “Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have agreed to accommodate free-of-charge …

Duterte sends envoy to Iran, Iraq to discuss plight of Filipinos

DAVAO CITY —President Rodrigo Duterte sent Presidential Adviser on Overseas Filipino Workers Abdullah Mamao to Iran and Iraq to talk with the leaders of those countries to secure Filipinos in case a conflict erupts in the Middle East in the midst of heightening tension in the region. “Well, I have sent Secretary Mamao. He is …

Gov’t need standby fund to quickly react to rising MidEast tentions-Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he wants Congress to put up a standby fund needed to secure thousands of Filipinos in the Gulf region in case a conflict breaks out as the tension between the United States and Iran heightens following the killing of an Iranian general. “I was tinkering with the idea of …