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DFA probes ‘inhumane’ treatment of repatriates

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Charles-Jose

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday that they will investigate the complaints of Filipinos about the alleged “inhumane” treatment they went through while they were being repatriated out of strife-torn Libya.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH apologizes to Malta over OFW who missed flight back to Manila

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OFWs from LIbya. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippine government apologized to the government of Malta after one of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) evacuated from Libya was left in the country after missing the chartered flight to bring them back to the Philippines.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

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 »

Many OFWs in Libya backing out from repatriation—DFA

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Filipino children watch as activists hold a rally in front of the Department of Foreign Affairs in suburban Pasay, Philippines as they call on the government to ensure the safe and immediate evacuation of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from war-torn Libya on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. The Foreign Affairs Department and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said about 13,000 Filipino workers are currently in Libya and less than a thousand has so far been repatriated. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are backing out from being repatriated in the strife-torn Libya despite the expected arrival of a chartered ship that will ferry them to Malta, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino seafarers barred from disembarking in Ebola-hit countries

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In this photo taken on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014,  a public information board explains the symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of  Freetown, Sierra Leone.  AP FILE PHOTO

Filipino seafarers will not be allowed to disembark in countries in West Africa with confirmed cases of Ebola to prevent further spreading of the deadly disease that has already claimed nearly 1,000 lives, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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