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12 Filipinos held in Iran, Philippine embassy vows aid

 

MANILA – The Philippine Embassy in Iran said it will provide assistance to 12 Filipinos held in the country after their vessel was seized in the Arabian Gulf on Saturday.

In a statement on Sunday (September 8), the Department of Foreign Affairs said the embassy is “seeking further updates on the seafarers’ condition, and stands ready to provide assistance when needed”.

The boat manned by the Filipino seafarers was seized on September 7 due to alleged oil smuggling. Coast Guard authorities are currently conducting an investigation, said Philippine Ambassador to Iran Wilfredo Santos.

“Once this has been established, the matter will be referred to the local court,” Santos said. ICA/Expat Media

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