THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to tighten the deployment of Filipino workers to Libya, particularly those in construction sites owing to fresh attacks on Western targets that led to the deaths of US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
Apprximately 9,000 Filipino workers, including engineers in oil companies have been displaced in Libya since 2010.
Last year the government lifted the deployment ban of workers to Libya as tension began to subside with the execution of Muammar Qaddafi.
Most of the Filipino workers who have returned to their jobs in Libya are nurses and engineers and highly skilled workers in the oil companies. Restrictions in deployment of workers to Libya will not cover those who will be assigned in the hospitals and oil refineries as these are considered highly secured areas.
(Source: Business Mirror)