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69 more Pinoys leave Syria

The Philippine Embassy in Damascus said that 69 more Filipinos safely crossed the Syrian-Lebanese border on Sunday. The evacuees, now under the care of the Philippine Embassy in Beirut, will take two separate flights for Manila with the first batch of 34 repatriates arriving Monday evening at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal I at 11:10 p.m. aboard Etihad Airways flight EY 0428. The second batch of 35 repatriates will arrive Tuesday at 3:20 p.m. via Etihad Airways flight EY 0424. The total number of Syrian repatriates has reached 3,951. The repatriates will be assisted by OWWA personnel. They will be brought to the OWWA halfway house to undergo stress debriefing and counseling before they are sent home. Eric Apolonio
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