More than 100 OFWs repatriated from Libya

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Over 100 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Libya arrived in Manila on Wednesday as the Philippine government continued to enforce mandatory repatriation of Filipinos holding out in the war-torn country.

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A statement released by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration said 41 of the OFWs landed at 9:45 a.m. and 70 at 4 p.m. at Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

A total of 1,438 OFWs have been repatriated from Libya.

Many of an estimated 13,000 Filipinos in Libya are working in the oil, medical, construction and service sectors.

The OFWs who were repatriated from Libya from July 20 onward each will receive P10, 000 in relief assistance and will be included in the government’s reintegration program for OFWs.

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