Elmer Cato - updates

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PH diplomat asks families to convince OFWs in Libya to come home

Apr 20, 2019 - 9:21 PM

‘We understand they are here to provide for their families back home, but the situation here is becoming increasingly dangerous for those who want to stay,’ says Charge d'Affaires Elmer Cato

EVACUATION. A team from the Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs assist an OFW who has asked to be repatriated to the Philippines from Libya. Photo from the Facebook page of Elmer Cato

Filipinos in Syria urged to stay home amid U.S.-led air strikes

Apr 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) 'So far, the Embassy has not received any reports of Filipino casualties in the attacks that appear to have targeted military installations in and around Damascus,' says Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato

SYRIA CRISIS. Smoke billows behind destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held town of Saqba in the Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of Damascus on April 10, 2018. AFP/STRINGER

Stay vigilant, DFA tells Filipinos in Iraq amid new attacks

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:57 PM

'The Philippines condemns the latest attacks in Iraq and all other attacks against civilians by extremist elements in other parts of the world,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says

SUICIDE ATTACK. A general view show burnt out vehicles after gunmen and suicide car bombers killed dozens of people in two assaults claimed by ISIS near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on September 14, 2017. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Del Rosario: Filipino 'Moses' in the world's danger zones

Mar 08, 2016 - 8:20 AM

Albert del Rosario 76 formally steps down as the Philippines top diplomat after helping save thousands of OFWs and even bringing China to court

ICON OF DIPLOMACY. Albert del Rosario, 76, formally steps down as the Philippines' foreign affairs chief on March 7, 2016, after 5 years in service. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Bodies of Filipinos killed in Iraq fire identified

Feb 08, 2016 - 1:35 PM

Now for the hard part: Conveying the sad news to loved ones says Philippine embassy official Elmer Cato

Filipino victims in Iraq hotel fire being identified

Feb 07, 2016 - 5:35 PM

In an update the Philippine embassy also says there are 13 not 14 confirmed Filipino fatalities

PH embassy team to identify Filipinos killed in Iraq hotel fire

Feb 06, 2016 - 2:28 PM

The Philippine embassy in Baghdad says a team will be flying to Erbil on board an aircraft provided by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq

ON THE WAY. The Philippine's embassy team will head to Kurdistan on board aircraft provided by UN Assistance Mission in Iraq. Photo from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad Twitter account

14 Filipinos killed in hotel fire in Iraq's Kurdistan region

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:37 AM

The Filipinos were all employees of the 4 star Capitol Hotel authorities say

HOTEL FIRE. Iraqi firemen work at 4-star Capitol Hotel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on February 5, 2016. Photo by Safin Hamed/AFP   / AFP / SAFIN HAMED