DOLE suspends deployment of OFWs to Bahrain, Libya, Yemen

THE government has stopped the deployment of Filipino workers in Libya, Yemen and
Bahrain, Malacañang said yesterday.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said the Department of Labor and Employment
(DOLE) has deferred the processing of employment contracts of Filipinos bound for these
countries.

“On the part of DOLE, we are making sure that before we send out any workers abroad, the
places that they are going to will guarantee their safety,” he said.

Lacierda said the government is ready to repatriate Filipinos from these countries if
necessary. “We are preparing for that just in case,“ he said.

“There are contingency protocols in place already as we have experienced in Egypt, so we
are prepared for that.”

Lacierda said protocols are already in place in case the tensions escalate, and that exit points
by land and air, as well as evacuation centers, have already been prepared. (PIA)

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