Locsin orders DFA to act on 22 seafarers’ extended stay in Hebei, China

25/01/2021 5:45:00 PM

Locsin orders DFA to act on 22 seafarers’ extended stay in Hebei, China

Locsin orders DFA to act on 22 seafarers’ extended stay in Hebei, China

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has ordered the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to submit to him a report to determine if there was “willful neglect” on their part regarding the case of the 22 Filipino seafarers who were left stranded off the waters in Hebei Province, China since la

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.(PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)“I’d like a report on whether this was willful neglect on our part or they were working for some f_____g Filipino recruiter,” Locsin said in a tweet on Sunday  

Locsin was reacting to a report by CNN Philippines that the 22 stranded Filipino seafarers in Chinese waters are asking the Philippine government to help them to return home. Quoting the captain of the Filipino-manned vessel, the report said some of the seafarers have already served beyond their contracts while the others have “serious medical conditions.”

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