More Pinoys repatriated from Libya

Posted at 07/28/14 6:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Another batch of Filipinos from Libya will be arriving in Manila on Tuesday (July 29).

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said 24 Filipino repatriates are set to arrive at 4 p.m. on board QR926 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1, while the remaining six OFWs will arrive at 4:35 p.m. on board EK332.

This would bring the total number of repatriated Filipinos from Libya to 708.

On Sunday, 42 OFWs from Libya arrived in Manila. Five more OFWs arrived on Monday afternoon.

The OFWs will be briefed and assisted by DFA and the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) representatives at the airport.

Amid the continued violence in the country, the DFA has raised Alert Level 4 in Libya, which calls for mandatory repatriation.

The DFA urges all Filipino nationals to immediately contact the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli and register for repatriation. Filipinos can contact the Embassy through the telephone numbers (00218) 918-244-208 / (00218) 911061166, and the e-mail addresses [email protected]; [email protected] The Embassy's address is KM 7 Gargaresh Road, Abu Nawas, P.O. Box 12508, Tripoli.

The DFA’s 24-hour hotlines are also available for families of OFWs in Libya. Those who have questions and concerns about the conditions of their relatives in Libya can call the hotline numbers (02) 552-7105 / (02) 834-4685. They may also send their queries by e-mail to [email protected]