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60 more Filipinos repatriated from Libya — DOLE

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Rexon Rodriguez, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), gestures as he talks to the media upon arrival with other workers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines, following their repatriation from Libya Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  AP

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.

Posted: August 3rd, 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 »

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 »

OFWs caught in crossfire

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Evacuees, carrying their luggage, disembark from France's Navy frigate "Montcalm" at the Toulon harbor, southern France, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, following their evacuation from Tripoli. As tens of thousands of foreigners sought to flee fighting in Libya, European countries scrambled to send more ships and military planes to the North African nation. AP

The Libyan labor ministry has eased the evacuation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the war-torn country by waiving exit visas, but health authorities warned of a “total collapse” of Libya’s healthcare system if hospital staff, mostly Filipinos, are pushed out by the chaos plaguing the North African country.

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

DOH ‘closely monitoring’ 7 OFWs from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

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The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it is closely monitoring seven out of 15 overseas Filipino workers who had returned to the country from Sierra Leone for any symptoms of Ebola virus infection which had killed hundreds in West Africa.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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