Pinay nurse kidnapped in Libya now with embassy - DFA

Posted at 07/31/14 11:52 AM

MANILA – The Filipina nurse abducted by Libyan youth is now under the care of the Philippine embassy, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

DFA spokesperson, Assistant Secretary Charles Jose said the Pinay nurse was abducted by four Libyan youth in front of her residence on Wednesday morning.

She was released two hours later after allegedly being raped.

Jose said the embassy personnel took her to the hospital for medical check-up.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the DFA stressed that its repatriation efforts are ongoing in Libya under Crisis Alert Level 4 (mandatory repatriation).

"Repatriation efforts are headed by Mr. Adelio Angelito Cruz, Chargé d'Affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli and leader of the Rapid Response Team," the DFA said.

DFA likewise called on all remaining Filipinos in Libya to immediately get in touch with the embassy in Tripoli and register for repatriation. The Philippine government will shoulder the repatriation costs.

To register for repatriation, Filipinos can contact the Embassy in Tripoli through the telephone numbers (00218) 918-244-208 / 914-370-399 / 945-348-481 and the e-mail addresses [email protected] and [email protected]

The Embassy's address is KM 7 Gargaresh Road, Abu Nawas, P.O. Box 12508, Tripoli.

Families can also call DFA’s 24-hour hotlines (02) 552-7105 / (02) 834-4685 to register their relatives in Libya for repatriation or for any questions and concerns.