Duterte orders mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq

Published January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By MB Online

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday has ordered a mandatory repatriation of all Filipinos in Iraq due to the ongoing conflict between the US and Iran.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 69th National Executive Board Meeting of the League of Cities of the Philippines at the DusitD2 Davao Hotel in Davao City on September 27, 2019. (ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 69th National Executive Board Meeting of the League of Cities of the Philippines at the DusitD2 Davao Hotel in Davao City on September 27, 2019. (ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Ang marching order sa amin ay mandatory repatriation,” said Jomar Sadie of the Philippine Embassy in Iraq, a report from CNN Philippines indicated.

Alert level 4 was raised in the country as tensions escalate between the two countries.

Sadie said the marching order was issued by President Duterte to different government agencies and embassies to evacuate all Filipinos in Iraq.

 
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