150 OFWs arrive from strife-torn Libya


Posted at Aug 08 2014 08:29 PM | Updated as of Aug 09 2014 04:29 AM

MANILA – A total of 150 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) repatriated from Libya arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Friday.

The first batch of 60 OFWs arrived at 7:10 a.m. on board EK336.

The second batch of 90 OFWs arrived at 4:15 p.m. on board QR926.

Their arrivals bring the total number of Filipino repatriates from Libya to 1,347.

The repatriates were briefed and assisted by Department of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) representatives upon their arrival at the airport.

The DFA continues to call on remaining Filipino nationals in Libya to immediately get in touch with the Philippine embassy in Tripoli and register for repatriation. The Philippine Government will shoulder the repatriation costs.

To register for repatriation, Filipinos can reach the embassy in Tripoli through the telephone numbers (00218) 918-244-208 / 914-370-399 / 945-348-481 and the e-mail addresses [email protected] mailto:[email protected] and [email protected] mailto:[email protected]

The embassy's address is KM 7 Gargaresh Road, Abu Nawas, P.O. Box 12508, Tripoli.

Families can also call DFA's 24-hour hotlines (02) 552-7105 / (02) 834-4685 to register their relatives in Libya for repatriation.