Philippines to fly out 26 citizens from Egypt

MANILA, Philippines— The Philippine government said Thursday it will fly out the first batch of 26 Filipinos from the Egyptian capital this weekend.
Foreign Affairs spokesman Ed Malaya said the evacuation flight will leave Cairo's airport for Manila on Saturday.
He said that the government is ready to fly home others among more than 6,500 Filipinos in Egypt if they feel they are in danger from increasingly violent protests calling on President Hosni Mubarak to step down.
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