Arab-Qatar rift may have repercussions for OFWs – Palace

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Migrant laborers at a construction site in the Aspire Zone in Doha, Qatar. (Reuters file)

The government expressed concern over several Arab powers breaking off diplomatic ties with Qatar, saying this may have “ripple effects” on Filipinos working overseas.

“Concerned government agencies are looking at the matter and will extend assistance and other support for OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) who may be affected by such action,” Ernesto Abella, presidential spokesman, told a media briefing.