Capitol to set up 24/7 helpdesk for OFWs in MidEast

first_imgQueries would be channeled toconcerned government agencies dealing with the situation of Filipinos in thetwo tension-filled Arab states. Filipinos maysecure their exit visas and plane tickets needed for their repatriation fromtheir employers, he noted. In a FacebookLive yesterday, Chargé d’Affaires Jomar Sadie said Iraq has been placed underAlert Level 4, or mandatory repatriation. ILOILO – Beginning Friday, Jan. 10,the provincial government would be operating a 24/7 helpdesk for Ilonggos withrelatives in the Middle East, especially in Iran and Iraq. Theprovincial government will create Task Force Bulig Ilonggo to coordinate theassistance of the provincial government and partner agencies. TheDepartment of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said the raising of Alert Level 4 in Iraqwas “a result of the government’s coordination meetings on the situation in theMiddle East in the past few days.” “The AlertLevel in the entire Iraq has been raised to Alert Level 4 calling for mandatoryevacuation,” DFA Assistance Secretary Eduardo Meñez told reporters in amessage. “Consideringthe time zone difference between the Philippines and the Middle East, we adviserelatives to visit the helpdesk in the evening,” said Provincial AdministratorSuzette Mamon. The helpdeskwould be positioned at the capitol lobby and equipped with telephone and Wi-Ficonnections for efficient communication. Accordingto OWWA case welfare officer Jack Arroyo, threefamilies sought his agency’s help on Jan. 7 to repatriate relatives working astruck drivers in Iraq. Thereare 30 Western Visayans currently working and residing in Iran and Iraq, datafrom the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 6 showed. Therecould be undocumented Ilonggo workers there, too. It willlikewise activate the Migration and Development Council to be spearheaded bythe Public Employment Service Office. The council is tasked to reintegrate thedisplaced OFWs to local employment. Those inattendance at the emergency meeting were Sangguniang Panlalawigan memberRolando Distura, chairperson of the Committee on Labor and Employment; andrepresentatives of the Department of Labor and Employment (Regional Director Cyril Ticao), Overseas Workers Welfare Association (casewelfare officer Jack Arroyo), PhilippineOverseas Employment Administration (officer-in-charge Rhea GlendaCalantas), andDepartment of Foreign Affairs. Filipinos inneed of assistance can contact the embassy at 07816066822; 07516167838;07518764665; 07508105240 or through the email [email protected] [email protected]/PN Earlyyesterday Iran struck back at the United States by firing a series ofballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq housing American troops. Upon theorder of Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr., Vice Gov. Christine Garin, the actinggovernor, called for an emergency meeting yesterday with concerned governmentagencies to discuss possible assistance for distressed Ilonggo overseasFilipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East. For Filipinoswhose employers would not allow them to return to the Philippines, Sadie alsoadvised them to coordinate with the Philippine embassy. Tensionis escalating in the volatile region following the United States’ assassinationof Iran’s top military general who was visiting Iraq’s capital, Baghdad on Jan.3. “If you donot have an employer or if you’re a victim of human trafficking, you can callus so that we can extend help or you can directly go to the embassy if you arestaying in Baghdad,” Sadie added. Yesterday, the national governmentordered the mandatory repatriation of Filipinos in Iraq. Sadie advisedFilipinos in Iraq to coordinate with the embassy as well as their respectiveemployers.last_img read more

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Gonna tell your kids these were the best sports memes from social media’s latest craze

first_imgAccounts from all corners of Twitter are posting pictures of athletes and pop culture figures with captions of “Gonna tell our kids this was …” while intentionally naming incorrect people not shown in the picture. Of course, the trend quickly spread to the world of sports, where plenty of team and athlete accounts chimed in with their own posts. There has been no shortage of pop culture comparisons. Here are the best ones we could find.MORE: Did Nelson Agholor get caught on Twitter using a burner account?Gonna tell my kids that this was John Cena pic.twitter.com/kq9z1CxupP— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) November 21, 2019I’m gonna tell my kids this was Jay-Z. pic.twitter.com/XseTWEAQn6— SportsNation (@SportsNation) November 21, 2019Gonna tell my kids this the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech pic.twitter.com/wT1PaoOy5a— LastSonOfNewCoachSoonComeKrypton (@GodofKrypton) November 21, 2019Gonna tell our kids this was @KimKardashian . pic.twitter.com/EEOfVmY4Y6— NHL (@NHL) November 20, 2019Gonna tell our kids this is Lady Gaga. pic.twitter.com/Z7Ck6rwX5B— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) November 21, 2019There were some notable baseball mentions.Gonna tell our kids this was Mike Trout. pic.twitter.com/sG10ZEsiZ7— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) November 20, 2019Gonna tell all our kids this was Bryce Harper. pic.twitter.com/JKIbyMQY2D— Cut4 (@Cut4) November 20, 2019Gonna tell our kids this is Babe Ruth. #TBT pic.twitter.com/u4RWuGbQsM— MLB (@MLB) November 21, 2019Look away, Falcons fans.Gonna tell my kids this was the final score pic.twitter.com/ZJvSfHOpaM— Adam the human, what’s your fav color? (@iliketheBraves) November 21, 2019You too, Warriors fans. Gonna tell my kids this is Draymond Greenpic.twitter.com/FtaLvE6cry— Lakers⋆Hoops🇵🇭 (@LakersHoopsPH) November 20, 2019To be fair, Ben Simmons hasn’t missed a three-point attempt this season.Gonna tell my kids this was Ray Allen. https://t.co/yFOAzWDYHA— Shaker Samman (@ShakerSamman) November 21, 2019Former teammate of Michael Scott:Gonna tell my kids this was Rip Hamilton. pic.twitter.com/jwQ7AFrEhp— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 20, 2019 You may have noticed the latest meme fascination sweeping across social media this week.last_img read more

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