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DFA to Filipinos in Libya: Leave now as exit routes closing fast

In this handout photo provided by Hellenic Navy, evacuees wait to board the Greek frigate Salamis, anchored outside Libya's capital Tripoli, late Thursday, July 31, 2014. The ship was used to transport 186 people, including Greek Embassy staff, other Greek nationals and citizens from China, Britain, Belgium, Russia and Albania to a port near Athens. With the violence in Libya escalating to its worst level since the 2011 ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi, governments from around the world are scrambling to evacuate their citizens from the country, many seeking help from nearby Greece. (AP Photo/Hellenic Navy)

The Department of Foreign Affairs urged thousands of Filipino workers in Libya on Saturday to leave the strife-torn nation now while they still can, warning that the remaining exit routes were closing fast.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH Muslims appeal for end to violence in Gaza

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Muslims in Mindanao said the Eidl Fitr celebrations, which could start Monday in some areas, would not be as meaningful because of violence affecting Palestine.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH bans new worker deployments in 3 countries

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As conflicts in the tumultuous regions of East Africa and the Middle East continue to rage, the Philippine government has begun imposing both partial and total bans on Filipino worker deployment in Kenya, Israel as well as the Gaza Strip and West Bank in Palestine, prohibiting newly hired overseas Filipino workers to be sent there.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA exempts some OFWs from deployment ban in Libya

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Despite the worsening political and security situation in Libya, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) exempted some Filipinos from the deployment ban in the strife-torn country.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

OFWs from Libya want new overseas jobs or wait for crisis to pass – DOLE chief

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Most of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned to the country from strife-torn Libya have asked for job referrals from the government, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz revealed on Tuesday.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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