Philippines Warns Companies to Stop Recruiting Workers for Iraq

Apr. 23, 2007

MANILA — Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Esteban B. Conejos, Jr. reiterated the Governments standing ban on the deployment of Filipinos to Iraq as he received reports that foreign companies continue to recruit Filipinos for employment in different areas in Iraq.

I would like to remind our fellow Filipinos, especially those who wish to work abroad, that the Governments ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to Iraq still stands. This ban is in force to ensure that our nationals are protected, and that they are not exposed to undue harm, Undersecretary Conejos said.

The Undersecretary issued this reminder after he received the report of the Philippine Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden stating that a company had written the Embassy to say that it was interested in recruiting Filipino household service workers for employment in Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

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