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Israel conflict claims 4th Filipino casualty
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ANOTHER caregiver was the fourth Filipino killed in the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo reported on Thursday. "I regret to inform the nation that we have received confirmation from the Israeli government of another Filipino casua
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A fourth Filipino has been killed in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo. The latest casualty was a caregiver who was among three Filipinos reported missing after Hamas fighters attacked Israel on October 7. The identity of the caregiver has not been disclosed at the request of her family. The Philippine embassies in Israel, Egypt, and Jordan are prepared for any potential escalation in the conflict. Meanwhile, two Filipino workers who were repatriated from Israel expressed difficulty leaving their employers behind in the war-torn country.

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  • ANOTHER caregiver was the fourth Filipino killed in the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Foreign Affairs Secretary Enrique Manalo reported on Thursday. "I regret to inform the nation that we have received confirmation from the Israeli government of another Filipino casualty in Israel," Manalo posted on X (formerly Twitt...
  • Manalo did not identify the female caregiver on her family's request. "But we have assured the family of the government's full support and assistance," he said. The other fatalities were Loreta Alacre, a caregiver from Negros Oriental; Angeline Aguirre, a nurse; and Paul Vincent Castelvi, a 42-year-old caregiver.
  • In an online interview later Thursday, de Vega said the latest Filipino fatality was from one of the kibbutzim or small Israeli settlements raided by Hamas. "The Israeli minister did not provide us complete details other than to confirm the fourth casualty. And of course we already condemned the attacks on Israel on our countrymen," he said. "The...
  • De Vega also said there were no Filipino casualties in the bombing of the Al Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza which killed over 500 people. He said all 135 Filipinos in Gaza were waiting to be allowed by Israeli forces to cross the Rafah border to reach Egypt. The Philippine embassies in Israel, Egypt and Jordan are ready for the "worst case scenario" ...
  • Hard to leave Two of the 15 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who were repatriated Wednesday said it was hard for them to leave their employers in war-torn Israel. Kathleen Joyce Tolentino, a former public school head in Tarlac City, has been taking care of a 98-year-old dementia patient in the central part of Tel Aviv since 2019. During the star...

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