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RP gov’t hesitates on recognizing Libyan rebels 08/28/2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

RP gov’t hesitates on recognizing Libyan rebels

08/28/2011
Malacañang yesterday said it was hesitant about recognizing Libya’s rebels, with the welfare of some 1,600 Filipino workers in the north African country still its foremost concern.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the government was monitoring the situation in Libya as the regime of longtime leader Moammar Kadhafi collapses in the wake of a series of rebel victories.

“What is important for us in the Philippines is the protection of our own Filipino workers. That is our primary consideration now (over) whether or not to recognize Libya’s (National Transitional Council, or NTC),” he told reporters.

On Wednesday, the Libyan Embassy in the Philippines defected to the rebels’ side, raising the red, black and green flag of the anti-Kadhafi forces..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110828hed4.html

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