POEA and DFA: OFW deployment to Guinea continues despite coup


Despite a recent military coup, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has announced it will continue to deploy overseas Filipino workers (OFW) on Guinea.

In its Governing Board Resolution  8, Series of 2021 issued on Wednesday last week but released to the media on Monday, POEA said it made the decision upon the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

In the said issuance, POEA said it would continue the deployment of OFWs bound for Guinea but “subject to the issuance of appropriate advice to Filipino workers therein to take precautionary measures for their safety and well-being.”

Last September 5, Guinea junta leader Mamadi Doumbouya launched a successful coup against Guinea President Alpha Conde.

Doumbouya took over the leadership of Guinea earlier this month as its interim president.

The incident prompted POEA to seek the guidance of DFA to determine if it will suspend the deployment of Guinea-bound OFWs.

“In a letter dated 15 September 2021, the DFA has informed the POEA that Guinea is under Alert Level 1 [Precautionary Phase],” POEA said.

“It mentioned that the Philippine Embassy in Rabat, Morocco is monitoring the developments regarding the coup and is communicating with the Filipino community to ensure their safety thereat,” it added.

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