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Last (?) plane out: 767 Filipinos escape from Libya

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OFWs from LIbya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Stuffed toys, some random items like a guitar and an audio speaker, and laundry—these were all that they had when they got here after fleeing strife-torn Libya.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos urged to board last DFA-charted ship leaving Libya

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after being repatriated from war-torn Libya Monday Aug. 4, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

Board the chartered ship for repatriation out of Libya now because it’s the only one there is, Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario told Filipinos in Libya on Thursday amid reports that hundreds of them had backed out from repatriation.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs refuse to leave Libya

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In this handout photo provided by the Hellenic Navy, a navy special operations team inspects waters as a plume of smoke is seen over Libya's capital Tripoli on Thursday, July 31, 2014. A Greek frigate was used to evacuate Greek embassy staff and others from Tripoli. AP

Thousands of Filipino overseas workers refuse to leave strife-torn Libya despite an urgent call from their government to get out while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes are closing fast.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Top Filipino diplomat to oversee Libya evacuations

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines’ top diplomat said Thursday he was on his way to arrange the evacuation from Libya of thousands of Filipino workers, one of whom was beheaded and a nurse gang-raped amid the worsening turmoil.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to rent ship for evacuation of Filipinos in strife-torn Libya

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In this Saturday, July 26, 2014 frame grab from video obtained from a freelance journalist traveling with the Misarata brigade, fighters from the Islamist Misarata brigade fire towards Tripoli airport in an attempt to wrest control from a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya. AP

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Thursday that he would travel to Tunisia, which borders Libya, to personally oversee the repatriation efforts for Filipinos still in the strife-torn country.

Posted: July 31st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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