Ten Filipinos Refuse to Leave Afghanistan

Ten Filipinos have refused to leave Afghanistan amid Taliban take-over of the country, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

DFA said the Filipinos decided not to leave the country because of their work.

Since the Taliban took control of Kabul, causing chaos and forcing diplomats, foreign workers, and Afghans to scramble for flights out, 183 Filipinos have been airlifted, while 26 have remained.

According to the DFA, 16 people have requested evacuation from their companies or the Philippine government.

“For various reasons,” it added, not all Filipinos who left Afghanistan are returning to the Philippines.

“The DFA continues to work closely with various and other partners to find flights for the repatriates and ensure that they come home as soon as possible,” DFA said in a tweet.

Due to the country’s uncertain security situation, Manila raised Alert Level 4 for the entire country, requiring mandatory evacuation.

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