Saudi Arabia, home to more than two million Filipinos has been experiencing drone bombing in recent days. In line with that, the Department of Foreign Affairs asked the OFWs in the Gulf country to be cautious at all times.

“Sa ating mga kababayan sa Kingdom Saudi Arabia, ibayong pag-iingat at pagmamatyag ang kina kailangan,” says Sarah Arriola, DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs. “Keep safe. You are in our prayers,” she added.

Sa ating mga kababayan sa Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, ibayong pag-iingat at pagmamatyag ang kinakailangan.Keep safe. You are in our prayers.???

Posted by Sarah Ysmael Arriola on Saturday, September 14, 2019

The 2.3 million Filipino workers in the Gulf region are mostly employed in Saudi Aramco.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh also released an advisory regarding the recent bombing, both on their website and their Facebook account, regarding the attacks at the Khurais and Abqaiq.

“The overall situation in the aforementioned areas and other parts of the Kingdom is normal; hence, the Filipino community is advised to remain calm but vigilant,” says the Philippine Embassy.

“The Embassy is closely monitoring the situation and coordinating with the concerned authorities to ensure the safety and security of all Filipinos in Saudi Arabia. The Embassy is also in close touch with the Filipino community and shall provide further advisories as necessary,” it added.

Reports when it comes to deployment ban in Saudi Arabia is yet to be tackled.


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