Tuesday, March 27, 2012

OFWs: No Longer Allowed to Work in Syria

A report from the Philippine Embassy in Damascus said that the government of war-torn Syria would no longer issue entry visas to foreign workers from the Philippines.

The DFA statement said, “The Philippine Embassy in Damascus reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) that the Syrian Ministry of Interior issued Decision Order No. 500 dated 04 March 2012 excluding Filipinos from the list of foreign nationals allowed to work in Syria.”

The new policy banning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Syria would take effect on April1. On April, only the workers from the following countries would be allowed in Syria:  Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh and Vietnam.

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