68 OFWs from Libya to arrive in Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 11 2014 04:24 PM | Updated as of Aug 12 2014 12:24 AM

MANILA, Philippines - More overseas Filipino workers from strife-torn Libya are scheduled to arrive in Manila this week.

The first group, composed of 47 OFWs, were scheduled to arrive at 4 p.m. on Monday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via Qatar Airways QR926.

The next batch of 21 OFWs are set to arrive Tuesday (August 12), at 9:45 a.m. on board QR930 at Clark International Airport.

This brings the total number of Filipino repatriates from Libya to 1,625.

DFA and Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) representatives will brief and assist them upon arrival, including the provision of fares and/or transportation assistance to their hometowns/provinces.

The DFA once again urged all remaining Filipino nationals in Libya to immediately reach out to the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli and register for repatriation.

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] and [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. They may also call these numbers for any questions and concerns, or send their queries by e-mail to [email protected]