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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 »

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


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 »

DFA deploys team in Iraq to speed up repatriation of Filipinos

Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant slogans against the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northwest Baghdad's Shula neighborhood, Iraq, Monday, June 16, 2014. AP

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday that it has deployed a rapid response team (RRT) to Iraq to help in the Philippine government’s repatriation effort in the country struggling from a growing insurgency.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

53 OFWs repatriated from Libya

Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Wednesday renewed its call for Filipinos in conflict-ridden Libya to return home as very few of them have signed up for voluntary repatriation amid the worsening political situation there.

Posted: June 12th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

DFA: Libya likely heading into civil war


The situation in conflict-stricken Libya is very “volatile” as the country continues to appear to be heading into a civil war, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Wednesday.

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