Share this on:
 E-mail
6
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view omeroscar's profile
    Posted August 4, 2014 by
    omeroscar
    Location
    Manila

    More from omeroscar

    Phl firm to repatriate Filipinos from Libya

     
    A PALACE official on Monday said the Philippine the government is firm to bring home overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) whose lives may be in danger in Libya.
    “For those who find themselves in a very, very dangerous situation, in a very perilous situation, the government would certainly want them to come home safely,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told reporters during a press briefing in Malacañang.
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) reported that some 831 Filipinos have returned from Libya as of August 3.
    Lacierda, however, noted that there are a number of reasons why some Filipinos in Libya refuse to come home.
    “For instance, a number of them are already married to Libyan nationals. So, it’s difficult to divide a family in a situation like that,” he explained.
    For those who fear facing unemployment when they return, Lacierda said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) could help them find new jobs here and abroad.
    “It has happened to us. If you recall, in our row with Taiwan, we were already looking at other countries that would like to absorb our OFWs. And for instance, in Batangas, there was a company called (AG&P), which absorbed a number of OFWs to their fold,” he said.
    He said the government is trying to contact the OFWs by coordinating with the Filipino community in Libya as well as their relatives in the Philippines.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story