May 19, 2024

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BI ready to extend assistance to repatriated Filipinos from Israel 

THE Bureau of Immigration (BI) said it is ready to extend assistance to Filipinos who may possibly be repatriated following the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The BI made the announcement on Monday, saying that they will be coordinating with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) on schedules of possible repatriations.

BI Commissioner Norman Tansingco said that he will be deploying special teams that would expeditiously process the documents of repatriated Filipino and their families.

“Should they come in special flights, we will have a dedicated team process their documents immediately upon arrival,” said Tansingco.

He added that the agency will extend all assistance as required by the DFA and the DMW for the well-being of the repatriates. He shared that currently, no schedules for repatriation have been coordinated with them yet, but they are closely monitoring updates from DFA and DMW.

“The safety of our kababayans is a top priority for the government,” said Tansingco.  “The BI will do what it can to extend assistance to agencies involved in repatriation of Filipinos,” he added.