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Philippines Readies Emergency Iraq Plans

The Philippine government is preparing contingency plans to evacuate more than 4,000 citizens working in Iraq if violence escalates ahead of U.S. and British elections, the labor secretary said Sunday. Some 4,300 migrant workers have been warned not to venture out of the U.S. camps where they are based. The government will distribute booklets to the workers explaining what to do in case of direct attacks on the bases. Acknowledging the danger of traveling by land and air in Iraq, Labor Secretary Patricia Santo Tomas said the government was drawing up evacuation plans. She did not elaborate. Full Story

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