Kurdistan Government Pledges Speedy Probe on Capitol Hotel Fire That Killed 13 Filipinos

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Authorities in Iraq’s Kurdistan region pledged the Philippine Embassy that a thorough investigation will be conducted into the Capitol Hotel fire on February 5 which

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No OWWA Benefits for 9 Filipino Victims of Iraq Hotel Fire

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As family members mourn the death of Filipino workers in a hotel fire in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, they may not receive the benefits from Overseas

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Remains of Filipinos Killed in Erbil Hotel Fire Repatriated

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The remains of the 13 Filipinos who died in a hotel fire in Erbil, Iraq last week have been repatriated Friday, according to local authorities,

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Hotel Fire Kills 13 Filipinos in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

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Thirteen Filipinos were reportedly among 21 people who perished in a fire at a hotel in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan region. The number of

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Filipinos Remain in Iraq Despite Alert Level 4 Warning

Amid the risk they face, and a mandatory repatriation ordered by the Philippine government, over a thousand Filipinos based in Iraq remain in the country.

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OFWs Regret Getting Jobs in Iraq

Even with ‘Not Valid for Travel to Iraq’ stamped into Philippine passports, few Filipinos manage to travel into the country and even secure jobs there.

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Iraq Conflict Not Enough to Convince OFWs to Return Home

Despite the ongoing conflict in Iraq, many Filipinos working there are convinced that returning to the Philippines is a wise idea. So far, only two

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DFA Mulls Lifting of Iraq Deployment Ban

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has entertained the idea of lifting a longstanding deployment ban of Filipino workers to Iraq. DFA secretary Albert del

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Curbs on Sending Filipinos to 'High Risk' Nations Stays

The labour department has reiterated that government restrictions against sending Filipino migrant workers to certain “high risk” countries will remain in place to ensure their

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