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Jul. 21, 19 | 5:17 pm

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning against recruitment agencies that have been recruiting workers for jobs in conflict-torn Libay.

“The Embassy would like to underscore that the suspension in the recruitment, processing, and deployment of Filipinos in the Philippines or abroad for jobs in the medical, oil and gas, and other sectors in Libya remains in effect and has not been lifted.,” the DFA said in a statement.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has stressed it has not issued any approval to any individual or agency in the Philippines and in Libya to recruit and deploy nurses, engineers, and other workers to Libya.

“Only Filipinos who are in possession of existing work contracts and certificates of exemption from the Embassy and who are on vacation in the Philippines are allowed to return to Libya,” the statement added.

The DFA is now working with Libyan authorities to ensure safety of Filipino workers.

“The Embassy reminds Filipinos who are bringing Filipino workers to Libya from the Philippines and other countries that they are liable for violating Republic Act 9208 as amended by Republic Act 10364 otherwise known as the Anti-Trafficking of Persons Act and Republic Act 10022 otherwise known as the Migrant Workers Act,” the DFA added.

The public should report these illegal activities to the Embassy or to the DFA, officials said.

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