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(From BusinessWorld (Philippines))
Byline: Francis Y. Capistrano
Despite their previous announcements, government agencies did not send funds to the Philippine embassy in Beirut for the evacuation of Filipino migrant workers in Lebanon, a senator said.
In a statement, Senator Joker P. Arroyo said the Foreign Affairs department and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) - which collects fees from migrant workers before departure from the Philippines - never sent any additional funds to the embassy.
He said among the purposes of the OWWA funds, which he said "run into billions of pesos," is to help migrant workers who may be in …