The Philippine embassy in Libya on Friday said the three Filipino nurses who were abducted in the city of Sebha have been rescued by Libyan authorities.
Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said the information came from Philippine Ambassador to Libya Oscar Orcine.
Migrante Vice Chairman John Leonard Monterona reported the abduction Thursday night quoting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Libya.
Monterona said the three nurses, two males and one female, were abducted on July 9 by a Libyan taxi driver who were taking them back to their living quarters.
Orcine said that around 10 p.m. July 9, one of the male nurses managed to escape and sought help from a Libyan family who contacted the police.
Monterona said robbery and rape were the likely motive behind the abduction.
RITCHIE A. HORARIO