THE Philippine Embassy in Libya yesterday said the number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are willing to return home have increased as fighting in the Libyan capital and its neighboring areas escalate.
THE Philippine Embassy in Tripoli has recommended to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to raise to level III the alert there amid intensified fighting that claimed the lives of 21 people and wounded more than 90 others.
TO bolster its ability to deal with cases of sexual violence committed against Filipino nationals, the Philippine Embassy in Moscow formalized its partnership with the Russian non-governmental organization (NGO) Sexual Assault Recovery Center Sisters, or Sisters Center for short.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs strongly advised Filipino workers from Tripoli and the surrounding areas who are currently on vacation in the Philippines and are scheduled to return to Libya in the coming days to postpone their travel amid the continuing tensions near the Libyan capital.
IN preparation for the May 13, 2019 elections, the Commission on Elections has conducted trainings for the officers and staff of the Philippine Embassies abroad where the overseas absentee voting will be held.
Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara, who is a senatorial candidate of both Hugpong ng Pagbabago and PDP Lanan, said the government should step up efforts to create more and better local jobs to end forced migration and to allow OFWs to return in the Philippines.
ACTS-OFW Party-list Rep. John Bertiz III has strongly condemned the death of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Australia as he vowed to help the bereaved relatives to know the truth and seek justice for the death of their family member.
AMID reports that trafficking syndicates are again recruiting underaged Filipinas to work abroad, Bureau of Immigration (BI) officers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) have been ordered to carefully screen departing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
Guterres is hoping to discuss other ways to address the budget shortfall such as allowing transfers of funds from one peace mission to another, an idea opposed by some countries which insist their funding should go to specific operations, diplomats said.