Overseas Filipino Workers in the Middle East celebrated after U.S President Donald Trump announced that he doesn’t want to use their weapons against Iran amid the crisis between the said two countries.
In a televised address from the White House, Trump said that they’re going to impose new economic sanctions against Iran instead of engaging battle with them.
“To the people and leaders of Iran: we want you to have a future. One that you deserve. One of prosperity at home, and harmony with nations of the world,” Trump said.
“The United States is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it,” he added.
The said statement of Trump made the netizens, especially the OFWs a peace of mind as the U.S military is not planning to retaliate against Iran.
“Thank God, I hope you will touch also the heart of the leader in Iran” netizen Naty Sabejon said.
“That’s good news for the whole world… We are all human why not forgive each other??” netizen Jhoy Habawel commented.
“Maging thankful na lang tayong lahat..na mas ginusto ni trump ang kapayaan keysa madaming madamay..pero kung ibang president yan..bska cge laban lang tayo matira matibay..thats the powe of prayers,” Anne Delarosa remarked.
Meanwhile, the mandatory reparation for all Filipino workers in Iran and Lebanon was lifted, according to Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III.
“Initially, the level of alert for Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon are the same—[Alert Level] 4. Although it was unofficial, I was informed yesterday that the alert level in Lebanon was put down to level 2 and I understand that there’s no more alert level in Iran,” Bello said
However, the mandatory evacuation in Iraq would still be implemented and also the deployment ban.