The Philippine Embassy in the UAE has warned Filipinos in the UAE against individuals, groups, and travel agencies who use them and give false hope that they wil be repatriated through the embassy.
“Huwag maniniwala sa mga nagsasabing makakatulong silang magpauwi sa Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng Embassy o Konsulado,” the statement read.
The Embassy said not to believe on fake messages circulating on social media and text messages.
“Hindi po ito totoo at wala pong ganitong repatriation na ginagawa ang Embassy at Konsulado dahil sa kasalukuhyang suspension ng flights na pinaiiral ng UAE at Philippine authorities,” the statement added.
They also clarified that the only expats who can go home are those stranded Filipino seamen who were funded by their own employer to go back to the Philippines through chartered flights.
“Para naman sa mga limited flights na unti-unting binubuksan ng ilang airlines, mas mabuting makipag-ugnayan kayo o ang inyong employers sa mga airlines na ito at diretso kayong magpa-book sa kanila,” the statement added.