Over 100 Pinoy workers returning home from Libya


Posted at Aug 03 2014 12:20 PM | Updated as of Aug 03 2014 08:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines – More than a hundred overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are flying to Manila on Sunday, and the Department of Foreign Affairs hopes the rest will follow suit.

DFA chief Alberto del Rosario himself flew to Tunisia to oversee the mandatory repatriation.

Last Friday, del Rosario told ANC that the DFA had hired a ship from Malta to get the OFWs out of Libya.

The Libyan government, though, has expressed concern over the exodus of Filipinos, saying their healthcare system might collapse.

More than 60% of doctors, nurses and other medical staff in Libya are Filipinos.

The security situation in the country is deteriorating, however, with rival militias battling for control. -- Report from ANC.