Filipinos in Libya - updates

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15 more Filipinos repatriated from Libya – DFA

May 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

This biggest batch of Filipino repatriates from Libya includes 5 minors and 2 Islamic scholars, says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

FLEEING LIBYA. The Philippine embassy in Tripoli sends off the latest batch of 15 Filipinos to be repatriated from Libya on May 29, 2019. The repatriates, who include five minors and two students from the Islamic Call College, will arrive in Manila on May 30, 2019. Photo courtesy of DFA

Duterte sends secretaries, not frigates, to help OFWs abducted in Libya

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:53 PM

An all-Cabinet member team is tasked to work with the Libyan government to secure the kidnapped Filipinos

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 28th Cabinet Meeting at Malacañan Palace on August 6, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to send 2 frigates to secure Filipino hostages in Libya

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:51 PM

The Philippine leader's declaration comes after South Korea sends a warship to ensure the release of its national who was abducted along with 3 Filipino engineers

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte bows his head in prayer prior to the start of the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on July 4, 2018. Also in the photo are Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH to help 20 Filipino seafarers detained in Libya

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM

This comes after the 20 Filipinos vessel the Liberian flagged tanker Levant was apprehended on suspicion that it was smuggling oil

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano speaks at the closing ceremony of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. File photo from ASEAN media pool

Two Filipinos recovering from Libya air strike

Jan 07, 2015 - 4:15 PM

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs says the two seafarers suffered shrapnel wounds and are recovering in the hospital

LIBYA’S CHAOS. More than three years after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed revolt, Libya is awash with weapons and powerful militias, and has rival parliaments and governments. File photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

DFA unveils travel exemptions for OFWs eyeing return to Libya

Jun 15, 2014 - 3:08 PM

But the POEA says the exemptions may be revoked if the situation in Libya worsens

NOT SATISFIED. Libyan protesters hold placards and the national flags as they shout slogans during a demonstration in Tripoli, Libya, 30 May 2014. Libyans ptotest against the presence of jihadist militias and in support of the 'Operation Dignity'. Photo by Sabri Elmhedwi/ EPA