Filipinos in India generally safe and secure — Bagatsing

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Published June 3, 2020, 3:23 PM

By Roy Mabasa

Philippine Ambassador to New Delhi Ramon Bagatsing Jr. on Wednesday said Filipinos in India are generally “safe and secure” amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), except for a few stranded tourists, students, and seafarers.

At the Laging Handa briefing, Bagatsing said the embassy has already assisted in the repatriation of around 160 Filipinos, mostly seafarers who were stranded in India due to the pandemic.

“We are fortunate because we don’t have that much OFWs here. Most of our kababayans here are working in construction, high-tech companies or are married to Indian nationals. They’re all doing very well,” he said.

Bagatsing estimates that there are only around 3,000 Filipinos in entire India. “They’re the ones helping

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