“The lines of communication between workers in Syria and their families here will help you find the whereabouts of Filipinos abroad and inform them of serious efforts by the government to help them,” said OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon.
OFW families can visit the OWWA main office on FB Harrison corner of 7th Street, Pasay City on the “Operation Syria Libreng Tawag” to complete.
Relatives of OFWs in Syria can also get in touch with OWWA through the following numbers:
OWWA MAIN (632) 8917601-24
24/7 OWWA Operations Center 833 OWWA / 833 6992
TEXT HOTLINE – 2917 Press 3 for OWWA (63) 917-8986992
Email Opcenter7@owwa.gov.ph and Owwa_opcenter@yahoo.com
Dimzon said that families of Filipino workers in Syria may also make free calls international in all OWWA Regional agencies.
Rose last week the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DFA) the alert level of crisis in Syria 3-4 in the country due to escalating violence
Under crisis alert level 4 of the mandatory repatriation will take place at the expense of the Philippine government. The Filipinos are encouraged to leave Syria immediately.
By 16 December OWWA showed that a total of 383 Filipino workers have been in Syria for the repatriation of mandatory use of government.
There are about 5,000 Filipinos working in Syria.
Reference : abs-cbnnews.com