PHL to deploy 2 battalions to assist in repatriating Filipinos in Middle East


National Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that a battalion of Army and a battalion of Marines are being readied to deploy to assist in the repatriation of Filipinos in the Middle East.

The Defense chief made it clear that the Filipino troops to be deployed will not got there for combat operation, but to help in repatriation.

“Hindi sila magpunta dun para makipaglaban,” Lorenzana said as quoted ABS-CBN News. 

“Baka magkabiglang magkaroon talaga ng crisis dun eh, we have to go there immediately,” he added.