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An OFW’s story: 11 hours of terror in Libya

Smoke billows behind an industrial compound in Tripoli, the capital city of Libya, as war rages between rival militias. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DANILO PICANTE

What began as a normal working day for overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Danilo Picante, 47, a heavy equipment mechanic working in Libya, turned into an 11-hour long nightmare of being trapped in the middle of a raging gunfight between rival militias within the capital city of Tripoli.

Posted: August 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No Filipinos taking up offer to flee from Libya turmoil


Despite the beheading of a Filipino worker in Libya by Sunni extremists, there are so far no takers to the government’s offer to repatriate 13,000 Filipinos there for free.

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

Other countries where Crisis Alert Levels are up


Over the past weeks several countries in the Middle East have been rocked by violence, prompting the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to raise Crisis Alert Levels and urge overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to return to the Philippines.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Philippines orders mandatory evacuation in Gaza Strip

Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Amid Israel’s air attacks on Gaza Strip, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has implemented a mandatory evacuation for Filipinos.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amid conflict, more than 50 Filipinos in Libya already eye repatriation, DFA says

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At least 51 Filipinos in the strife-torn country of Libya have volunteered to be repatriated since the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised crisis alert level 3.

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