Statement of Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III on the Deployment of Filipino Caregivers and Healthcare Workers to Israel

Statement
Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III
May 20, 2021

We have not banned the deployment of our workers to Israel. The processing of those who already qualified continues. We are merely suspending their actual departure while the tension is still high.

Ang pakiusap ko pa sa ating mga paalis na caregivers at health care workers ay ipagpaliban ng ilang araw ang kanilang biyahe upang hindi sila mapahamak.

Sagutin ko po sila kay Pangulong Duterte kung ano man ang mangyari sa kanila in case sila ay umalis sa kabila ng mataas na tension doon sa Israel.

It will just be about a few days of delay. We just want to be sure they will be safe. ###