DFA verifies Pinoys’ arrest in Saudi

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THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday said it is still trying to confirm the arrests of two Filipinos in Saudi Arabia allegedly for terrorism-related offenses.

Charles Jose, Foreign Affairs spokesman, said “it’s not easy” for the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh to get information from “relevant agencies of Saudi Arabia.”

On Monday, reports said two Filipinos were among 29 people arrested in Saudi Arabia on terror charges.

The report did not mention the names of the Filipinos, but noted that they are indeed holding Philippine passports.


The Saudi government reportedly launched a week-long campaign against terrorism in the oil-rich nation.

Aside from the two Filipinos, a Malaysian, Syrian, Saudi and Lebanese have also been reportedly arrested.

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