• 18 Filipino demonstrators arrested in Riyadh

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    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) called on groups and organizations not to stir up distressed Filipinos in Saudi Arabia after Saudi authorities arrested a group protesting outside the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Riyadh.

    Raul Hernandez, Foreign Affairs spokesman, said the labor attache in Riyadh confirmed to the Philippine Embassy that Saudi diplomatic police apprehended 18 Filipinos on July 2.

    They are part of a group of 25 men, seven women and three children that demonstrated outside the POLO office.

    BERNICE CAMILLE V. BAUZON

     

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