The Department of National Defense is considering the pullout of military personnel serving for the United Nations as peacekeepers in Golan Heights and Liberia due to the worsening conflict situation in the Middle East and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
By Carla P. Gomez
A Filipino worker in Libya has signed up for repatriation to the Philippines. But Ernesto Begot Jr., who is from Barangay Bata in Bacolod, said several other workers from Negros Occidental have decided to stay in Libya despite the heavy fighting.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
Sixty more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) have returned to the country during the past three days from strife-torn Libya, bringing to a little more than 800 the total number of OFWs who have availed themselves of the government’s free repatriation program.
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.
By Allan Nawal
, Edwin Fernandez and Charlie Señase
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.