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Filipino Workers allowed to Return to Libya

The Governing Board (GB) of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has issued a resolution allowing the processing and deployment of returning overseas Filipinos workers (OFWs) to Libya. Based on GB Resolution No. 1, series of 2019, which was approved on January 25 and released to the media on Tuesday, the decision was issued after […]

Libyan Navy Seizes Oil Tanker

By John Lee. The Libyan navy has reportedly seized an oil tanker on Sunday near the country's maritime border with Tunisia. The Liberian-flagged tanker was detained along with its 20-member Filipino crew off Abu Kamash, 170 kilometers (110 miles) west of Tripoli, on suspicion of fuel smuggling. According to Libya Herald, the tanker is the Levante, […]

Greek Oil Tanker Bombed at Derna Port

A tanker owned by Athens-based Aegean Shipping Management has been attacked 2 miles from the Libyan port of Derna [Darna], killing one Greek and one Romanian crew member, and injuring two Filipinos. The tanker, the Araevo (pictured), was apparently attacked by forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government, which claimed that it was transporting militants […]

Philippines Bans Deployment of Workers to Libya

The Philippine Labour and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (pictured), who is also the Chairman of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Governing Board, has announced that the Board had issued a resolution imposing a total ban on the deployment of Filipino overseas workers to Libya. The resolution, Resolution No. 8, Series of 2014, imposes a total […]

DOLE tightens deployment of Pinoy workers to Libya

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 […]

PHL alert level in Libya lowered from "4" to "2"

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday President Benigno Simeon Aquino III approved its recommendation to lower the alert level in Libya from "4" (evacuation/mandatory repatriation) to "2" (restriction phase).   “This lowering of the alert level means the redeployment of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Libya, as well as allowing Filipinos […]