MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang said the government will assist the three Filipino nurses who were abducted and later rescued in Libya.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the government will also communicate with the labor ministry in Libya and discuss ways to ensure the security of Filipinos working there.
“Tama ‘yun. Nagkaron po nga ng ganitong insidente… Sa kagandahang palad, na-rescue na po sila. Ang impormasyon po ng DFA ay babalik po sila, sila pong tatlo, sa Tripoli para makapagpahinga po nang kaunti. From there, handa naman po ‘yung ating mga opisyal sa ating embahada para magbigay po ng kahit na anong tulong na kakailanganin ng po ng tatlong nurse. Dahil din po dito, makikipag-usap po ‘yung ating ambassador po doon sa ministry of labor affairs on how to tighten security or to [ensure] the security of our Filipinos there," Valte said.
According to the report of Philippine Ambassador to Tripoli Oscar Orcine, one female and two male Filipino nurses were abducted at around 9 p.m. on July 8 in downtown Sebha by a male Libyan. One male nurse managed to escape and seek help, which led to the others' rescue.