DFA Update on the Lebanon Crisis
ADVISORY ON THE STATUS OF
COMMUNICATION IN LEBANON
18 JULY 2006
The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public to take note of the following advisory:
1) Cellular networks are no longer operational in Lebanon. The relatives in the Philippines of OFWs in Lebanon should not worry if they are unable to contact their loved ones in Lebanon by mobile phone.
2) In light of this situation, the only means of communication of the Embassy in Beirut is the fixed-line/landline. The relatives in the Philippines of OFWs in Lebanon are requested to refrain from calling the Embassyâ€™s landlines so that the lines of communication remain open between the Embassy and OFWs in Lebanon as well as with the Philippines.
3) The Department of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Embassy in Beirut assure the public that everything is being done to ensure the safety of Filipinos in Lebanon.
Note: On a daily basis, Our Times will feature DFA and DOLE bulletins and updates on the Lebanon crisis for the benefit of families and friends of OFWs based in Lebanon and Israel. Right now, if you know of someone who is still being enticed to apply for jobs in Lebanon, please inform him or her that the airport in Lebanon is no longer functional/usable and that a travel ban has been imposed. Let’s all pray for the people of Lebanon and those in northern Israel that peace may come soon so that more innocent lives, including those of our own compatriots, can be spared.