Cato: 11 more Filipinos in Libya to be repatriated

Eleven more Filipinos in Libya are slated to be repatriated, bringing to 55 the number of Filipinos repatriated from the war-torn country since April 4, Philippine Chargè d’Affaires Elmer Cato said./Philippine Chargè d’Affaires Elmer Cato Twitter account/

(Eagle News)–Eleven more Filipinos in war-torn Libya will be repatriated to the Philippines, Philippine Chargè d’Affaires Elmer Cato said.

In a Tweet, Cato said the Filipinos were evacuated from Tripoli.

He said this brings to 55 the number of Filipinos evacuated by the government since the conflict in Libya broke out on April 4.

Early this month, the Department of Foreign Affairs raised an Alert Level over Tripoli and nearby areas, calling for a mandatory repatriation “due to increased threats to the safety and security of the more than 1,000 Filipinos who are still there.”

Some Filipinos, however, have opted to stay behind, the DFA said.