440 Filipino cruise ship workers from US repatriated amid COVID-19

Ian Biong - INQUIRER.net 04/10/2020

  MANILA, Philippines— At least 440 Filipino seafarers of the Norwegian Pearl, Sky, and Sun cruise ships from the United States were repatriated Friday morning amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the first of five batches of…

Filipinos get option to stay in Cambodia, which has zero COVID-19 death, or return to PH

Eunice Barbara C. Novio 04/10/2020

Bangkok, Thailand—The Philippine Embassy in Cambodia has extended the deadline for Filipino workers there to opt for repatriation although the threat of COVID-19 in Cambodia, which has no recorded death because of the disease, was not as…

Over 100 Filipino crewmen of quarantined cruise ship nix repatriation

Daphne Galvez - Inquirer.net 02/19/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Around 100 Filipinos crewmen of the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan have opted to remain on board despite government efforts to repatriate them. This was revealed by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III on…

Forced evacuation ordered; PH troops to escort Filipinos out of Iraq

the Inquirer staff 01/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government on Wednesday ordered the mandatory evacuation of  Filipino workers from Iraq as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated, with Iranian missiles slamming into US bases  in  retaliation for the US…

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