By ABS-CBNnews.com and U.S. News Agency / Asian
A 12-year-old Filipino is among 28 Filipinos from Syria who will arrive in Manila on Tuesday night.
The boy was born in Syria to two overseas Filipino workers. His parents sought the help of the Philippine embassy in Damascus so the boy can leave conflict-ridden Syria and continue his studies in the Philippines.
The 28 Filipino repatriates will arrive in Manila at 10:10 p.m. via Emirates Airlines flight EK 334.
Another batch of 31 overseas Filipino workers are also due to arrive in Manila on June 20 at 4:35 p.m. via Emirates flight EK 332.
The Philippine embassy is working to repatriate more Filipinos from Syria as violence continues in the country.
As of June 18, a total of 1,643 Filipinos have been repatriated since crisis alert level 4 was raised over Syria in December 2011.
Families of OFWs who are in Syria may provide the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs with up-to-date information regarding their kin’s whereabouts and contact details in Syria by calling (02) 834-3245 or (02) 834-3240.