news.abs-cbn.com
NEWS
ADVERTISE WITH US
Home  >  Overseas
PH orders total ban on workers' deployment to Tripoli
ABS-CBN News
Posted at Apr 10 2019 05:28 PM | Updated as of Apr 10 2019 06:34 PM
PH orders total ban on workers' deployment to Tripoli
0:00/0:00
Watch more on iWantTFC
MANILA (UPDATE) —The Philippine government has ordered a total ban on the deployment of Filipino workers to the Libyan capital city of Tripoli, the labor chief said Wednesday.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) consulted with the foreign affairs department before announcing the order.
The ban, which covers areas within a 100-kilometer radius of the city, takes effect immediately and affects returning workers to Tripoli, Bello added.
Some 47 people have been killed and 181 wounded in recent days as eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces seek to take Tripoli from an internationally recognized government, the World Health Organization said. 
The DFA has raised Alert Level 3, considered a "voluntary repatriation" phase, to ensure the safety and security of all Filipinos in Libya.
Bello said no Filipinos have requested for repatriation yet.
"Not even a call or a text message from anyone there," he told ANC.
Libya is home to about 1,000 Filipinos, according to a DFA bulletin released last week. Many of the OFWs there are nurses or workers in oil fields, according to Bello. 
Read More:  Silvestre Bello   DOLE   POEA   Tripoli  Libya   OFWs   DFA   total deployment ban  
SOCIAL WEB
LOOK: More than 940,000 doses of government-procured Pfizer vaccines arrived in the country this Wednesday night.… https://t.co/9ME7PRqq6D​@JervisManahan
26 m
La Vida Lena | Episode 63 (3/4) | September 22, 2021
Stream it on demand and watch the full episode on http://iwanttfc.com or download the iWantTFC app via Google Play or the App Store. Available for Free, Premium, and Standard Subscribers...
22 m










© 2021 ABS-CBN Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
ABOUT
CAREERS
PRIVACY
TERMS
CONTACT US
ADVERTISE WITH US




Welcome, Kapamilya!
We use cookies to improve your browsing experience.
Continuing to use this site means you agree to our use of cookies.
Tell me more!