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Filipinos from Iraq held at airport due to exit visa issues

The first batch of Filipinos from Iraq was not able to leave the Baghdad International Airport on Monday because of exit visa problems. 
 
The repatriated Filipinos were supposed to board a connecting flight from Baghdad towards Manila. 
 
Special Envoy to the Middle East Roy Cimatu was scheduled to meet the repatriated Filipinos at the airport together with Philippine Ambassador Alan Timbayan and Labor Attache David Des Dicang, as per a report from ABS-CBN News.
 
Dicang was also set to go with the repatriated workers. 
 
Cimatu explained they were still fixing their exit visas and Charge d’ Affairs Jomar Sadie in Iraq hopes that it could be resolved as soon as possible. 
 
Cimatu stayed in Doha to continue his monitoring of the situation of Filipinos in the Middle East due to the tensions between the United States and Iraq.

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