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Iraq alert scaled up; DFA offers to repatriate workers By Michaela P. del Callar 02/01/2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Iraq alert scaled up; DFA offers to repatriate workers

By Michaela P. del Callar 02/01/2012

The government will offer voluntary repatriation for Filipino workers in Iraq after it raised the security alert level on the country due to the recent breakout of incidences of violence, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said in a statement.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, who concluded his official visit to Iraq on January 29, had conveyed this to his counterpart, Foreign Ministe Hoshyar Zebari, at a meeting in Baghdad over the weekend but did not say when the new policy will be implemented.

“We discussed the security situation in Iraq in light of the recent bombings in Baghdad, after the withdrawal of the US military,” Del Rosario said in a statement..... MORE

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