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Philippines Again Calls on Citizens to Avoid Iraq


The Philippines is again calling on its citizens to avoid traveling to Iraq for work.

Noting that two Filipinos were recently wounded during attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday that Manila has no plans to lift its ban on allowing Philippine workers into Iraq until there is peace and stability.

The Associated Press also reports that Philippine Foreign Undersecretary Jose Brillantes urged the estimated 6,000 Filipinos now working across the Middle East to take precautions against possible attacks in the region.

His comments follow Monday's terror attack on the U.S. consulate in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, in which five non-American consulate workers were killed, including a Philippine national.

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