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13,000 OFWs repatriated from Libya By Michaela P. del Callar 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

13,000 OFWs repatriated from Libya

By Michaela P. del Callar 03/09/2011

At least 13,000 of the estimated 30,000 Filipinos have exited tension-plagued Libya as government teams scour for hundreds more who seemed undecided about leaving and will try to convince them to evacuate as the conflict intensifies.

The latest Philippine government chartered flight left Tunisia yesterday while two more chartered flights are being arranged to bring home Filipinos evacuated in Crete, Greece.

So far, 5,381 have returned to the Philippines since government mass evacuations began in Libya two weeks ago.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said there will be no forced evacuation of Filipinos there amid the escalating conflict but has called on remaining workers there to get out of the troubled North African state and avail themselves of the repatriation being offered by the government. A number of Filipinos refuse evacuation for fear of losing their work benefits..... MORE

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