Malacanang is trying for methods to help Filipino staff in Qatar after six Arab nations together with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Bahrain determined to chop ties with the nation as a result of its alleged help to extremism.

Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella mentioned the involved authorities companies are trying on the state of affairs and figuring out how this transfer can have an effect on Filipinos particularly in Qatar.

“The decision of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar may have some ripple effects on our overseas Filipino workers,” he mentioned at a press briefing Tuesday (June 6).

“Concerned government agencies are now looking at the matter and would extend assistance and other support to OFWs who may be affected by such action,” Abella added.

Reports mentioned Qatar is residence to the ahead headquarters of the U.S. navy’s Central Command. Its al-Udeid Air Base serves as a launching pad for coalition jets bombing IS websites in Iraq and Syria. The nation has solely round 270,000 residents, however is the world’s largest producer of liquefied pure fuel, sharing an unlimited underwater subject with Iran.

Qatar, residence to the Al Jazeera information community, additionally performs a task in negotiating with teams that many governments maintain distance from. It helped free members of its personal royal household from captivity by Shiite militants in Iraq. It secured the discharge of hostages in Syria’s civil struggle, together with some held by an al-Qaida affiliate. Qatar has additionally hosted talks between the Afghan authorities and the Taliban.

It took a serious gamble on the Muslim Brotherhood, supporting its transient stint in energy in Egypt in addition to the group’s Islamist offshoots in the area, together with Hamas, which guidelines the Gaza Strip. Qatar additionally as soon as had open ties to Israel.