Foreign Affairs raised the crisis alert level for Filipinos in Syria
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Foreign Affairs raised the crisis alert level for Filipinos in Syria

Damascus : Syria | Dec 22, 2011 at 2:51 AM PST
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The Department of Foreign Affairs raised the crisis alert level 4 for the Filipinos who are now in Syria. Increasing numbers of violence result to a calling for the mandatory repatriation of Filipinos on Thursday.

"The DFA enjoined Filipinos in Syria to leave immediately in light of the escalating tensions there, noting the repatriation will be at the Philippine government's expense",a statement from DFA. About 5,000 Filipino are registered in the Philippine Embasy in Damascus. The Embassy is keep monitoring to the conditions of the Filipinos through the Filipino community. Open communication to the Philippine embassy was advised earlier to kow the whereabouts.

The Embassy have repatriated the 51 Filipinos last week makes 383 total numbers being repatriated in Syria.

shiela marie martinez is based in Butuan, Caraga, Philippines, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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