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DFA: 13 distressed Filipinos from Sri Lanka return to the Philippines

GMA News, Philippines, 31 July 2022 - Thirteen distressed Filipinos returned to the Philippines on Saturday due to the ongoing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

In a statement on Sunday, the DFA said this first batch of repatriates from Sri Lanka was composed of six females, two males, and five minors.

The 13 Filipinos, whose return tickets were funded by the DFA, arrived aboard a commercial flight from Colombo.

The DFA said more Filipinos were expected to arrive in the Philippines as they plan to repatriate 114 Filipinos from Sri Lanka by the second week of August, should there be no complications.

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Source: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/pinoyabroad/dispatch/840004/dfa-13-distressed-filipinos-from-sri-lanka-return-to-the-philippines/story/

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