The Department of Labor and Employment in Dumaguete City is helping the relatives of an engineer who has reportedly sought assistance to be evacuated out of the restive North African country, Libya .
Labor Employment Officer, Kendrick Villaluz, said he has referred the case of the relatives of the stranded OFW in Libya , Edward Teves, to the Overseas Workers Welfare Association regional office in Cebu .
Villaluz said he advised the next-of-kin to fill out a complaint form and provide all the information and background about Teves, although they have not yet returned to the DOLE Office as of this writing.
The current status of Teves in Libya could not yet be ascertained, even as Dumaguete City administrator William Ablong said that right now, the only link to him was through the DOLE and the OWWA.
Last Thursday, a certain Vicky Teves Babor of Foundation University and her sister, Dr. Estrellita Teves of the Department of Education-Dumaguete Division, sought Ablong’s assistance after learning that their brother was “in a camp with five other Filipinos,” and that, he had asked his sisters to “rescue” him.
The sisters told Ablong they are worried over Teves’ safety as no other information about him was available as yet.
Teves’ is the first case of an OFW from Dumaguete who is stranded in Libya that has been referred to the Dumaguete City government for possible assistance as hundreds, if not thousands of other Filipinos working there, have been or are being repatriated.*JFP
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