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Philippines intensifies efforts to get Filipinos out of Syria

Published Sept. 3, 2013, 5:55 p.m. PHT

Last updated Sept. 6, 2013, 10:04 p.m. PHT

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The Philippine government says it intensifying its efforts to repatriate thousands of Filipinos working in Syria as the situation there continues to deteriorate. The Department of Foreign Affairs says it has repatriated about 5,000 Filipinos from strife-torn country so far. (September 3)