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Remains of 13 Filipinos killed in Iraq fire arrive home

Feb 13, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The DFA says it is committed to facilitate the release of benefits and extend assistance to the bereaved families

IDENTIFICATION. A team from the Philippine embassy in Baghdad identifies the bodies of the 13 Filipinos killed in the fire that hit the Capitol Hotel on February 5, 2016. File photo from Elmer Cato's Facebook page

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