Philippines stops deployment of workers to Thailand

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OFWsThe governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired Filipino workers bound for Thailand, the organisation said in a release on May 22.

In the resolution, the POEA Board allowed only the processing and deployment of returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with existing contracts after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the crisis level in Thailand  to Alert Level 2.

The DFA sad it issued the alert in view of the declaration of martial law by Thailand’s army due to the escalating civil and political unrest and insecurity in the country.

Filipinos in Thailand are advised to be vigilant, avoid public places, and stay in their houses as much as possible, the POEA said.

The government of the Philippines also joined international calls on May 25 for the Thailand military to work for the immediate restoration of democracy.

“The Philippines hopes that the present authorities will honor their commitment to respect democratic principles and human rights at all times and will restore civilian authority,” said DFA spokesman Charles Jose.

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The governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired Filipino workers bound for Thailand, the organisation said in a release on May 22.

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OFWsThe governing board of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has suspended the processing and deployment of newly hired Filipino workers bound for Thailand, the organisation said in a release on May 22.

In the resolution, the POEA Board allowed only the processing and deployment of returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with existing contracts after the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the crisis level in Thailand  to Alert Level 2.

The DFA sad it issued the alert in view of the declaration of martial law by Thailand’s army due to the escalating civil and political unrest and insecurity in the country.

Filipinos in Thailand are advised to be vigilant, avoid public places, and stay in their houses as much as possible, the POEA said.

The government of the Philippines also joined international calls on May 25 for the Thailand military to work for the immediate restoration of democracy.

“The Philippines hopes that the present authorities will honor their commitment to respect democratic principles and human rights at all times and will restore civilian authority,” said DFA spokesman Charles Jose.

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