POEA allows return of OFWs to Libya

Date Posted: January 30th, 2019 06:27 AM

 

POEA allows return of OFWs to Libya

 

Good news to interested Filipinos who would like to work again in Libya.

 

In an advisory, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration its Governing Board has issued a resolution allowing the processing and deployment of Filipinos returning to their previous job in Libya.

 

GB Resolution No. 1, series of 2019, the Board said the decision came after the Department of Foreign Affairs, with the concurrence of the National Security Council, lowered the Crisis Alert Level in Libya from Alert level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation Phase) to Level 2 (Restriction Phase).

 

The Overseas Filipino Workers Organization – Benghazi (OFWO-B) has previously appealed to the government to exclude professionals such as engineers, company workers, nurses and teachers from the travel ban to Libya.

 

POEA, however, clarified that the lifting of the deployment ban does not include newly-hired workers and seafarers.

 

In November 2018, the POEA Board has issued Board Resolution No. 8 imposing a total deployment ban on the processing and deployment of newly-hired workers as well crew change and shore leave of Filipino seafarers to Libya but allowed the processing and deployment of returning workers under specified skill categories but subject to specific conditions.

 

Secretary Silvestre H. Bello, chairman of the POEA Governing Board signed the new resolution with POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia and board members Estrella S. Hizon, Alexander E. Asuncion, and Felix M. Oca.

 

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OFW maari nang bumalik sa Libya – POEA

 

Magandang balita sa mga interesadong Filipino na nagnanais na muling magtrabaho sa Libya.

 

Sa isang advisory, naglabas ang Philippine Overseas Employment Administration Governing Board ng resolusyon na pinapayagan ang pag-proseso at pag-dedeploy ng mga Pilipino na muling babalik sa kanilang trabao sa Libya.

 

Sa GB Resolution No. 1, series of 2018, sinabi ng Board na ang desisyon ay matapos ibaba ng Department of Foreign Affairs, na may pagsang-ayon ng National Security Council, na ibaba ang Crisis Alert Level sa Libya mula sa Alert Level 3 (Voluntary Repatriation Phase) sa Level 2 (Restriction Phase).

 

Dati nang inapila ng Overseas Filipino Workers Organization-Benghazi (OFWO-B) sa pamahalaan na huwag isali ang mga professional tulad ng engineer, company worker, nurses at teachers mula sa travel ban sa Libya.

 

Gayunpaman, binigyang-linaw ng POEA na hindi kasama ang mga newly-hired worker at seafarer sa pagtataas ng deployment ban.

 

Noong Nobyembre 2018, nag-isyu ang POEA Board ng Board Resolution No. 8 na nagtatakda ng total deployment ban sa pag-proseso at pagde-deploy ng newly-hired worker, gayundin ang crew change and shore leave ng mga Filipino seafarer sa Libya, subalit pinapayagan ang pag-proseso at pagde-deploy ng mga babalik na manggagawa sa ilalim ng specified skill category ngunit ito ay sasailalim sa ilang kondisyon.

 

Nilagdaan ni Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, chairman ng POEA Governing Board ang bagong resolusyon kasama sina POEA Administrator Bernard P. Olalia, at board member Estrella S. Hizon, Alexander E. Asuncion, at Felix M. Oca.

 

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