The number of Filipino workers evacuated by the Philippine government from Libya’s conflict zone will go up to 231 with the arrival of a new group of 74 today, the Philippines New Agency (PNA) said Monday.
The group of 74 will arrive in two batches, Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose said.
The first group consists of 67 Filipinos and they will arrive at 4:35 pm via flight EK 332 and the remaining seven at 10:10 p.m. via flight EK 334.
The spokesman said 348 more Filipinos in Libya are scheduled for repatriation to the Philippines. They will return home as soon as they get their exit permits.
Manila maintains crisis alert level 3 in Libya, meaning Filipinos there are advised to avail of voluntary repatriation in view of escalating tensions.
The Philippine Government bears the travel expenses of the Filipinos if their employers refuse to pay for their repatriation.