On Tuesday, one of the ASEAN countries, The Philippines, welcomed 5 Rohingya refugees to participate in a government program for higher studies.
Yesterday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for the Philippines confirmed the news and the Spokesperson Tess Daza said that, “the 5 Rohingya students were participating in the Philippines’ pilot “Complementary Pathways (CPath) program,” where they will participate tertiary education institutions and have access to “support and protection services.”
Daza said, “The CPath beneficiaries are recognized as refugees under the protection of the Philippine government, ensuring their legal status and access to services in the country.”
During the welcome ceremony, DFA Assistant Secretary for the Office of the United Nations and International Organizations Kira Christianne Azucena said the Philippines new CPath program was in keeping with its open-door policy.
The Spokesperson did not reveal students names and their addresses in order to protect them from political persecution.