6 OFWs, Thai National repatriated


The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assisted six more Filipino workers and a Thai national out of strife-torn Tripoli Monday evening.

The foreign workers were evacuated to Tunis and will depart for Manila on Tuesday.

According to Philippine Embassy in Tripoli Chargé d’Affaires Elmer Cato, a total of 99 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were repatriated from Libya, four months after the latest conflict erupted.

Cato added that assistance extended to the Thai national, who is married to one of the six Filipinos, is in line with the directive of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr., for the embassy “to open its doors to distressed nationals from other Southeast Asian countries.”

Three other Filipinos have requested the assistance of the embassy and will be repatriated as soon as Libyan authorities issue their exit visas.