Presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday, February 26 called on the government to ensure the safety of Filipinos in Ukraine amid Russia’s just-launched invasion of the state. (https://mb.com.ph/…/bongbong-tells-dfa-repatriate…/)
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The facts: This is a case of Johnny-come-lately for Bongbong. Days, even weeks, before BBM’s call, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) was already in the thick of things to bring back the Filipinos in Ukraine.
The DFA has been working on the free repatriation of Filipinos in Ukraine amid escalating tensions in the region. To date, there are more than 300 Filipinos living there.
As of February 18, the DFA has repatriated six Filipinos from Ukraine.
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