MANILA, Apr 1 (Mabuhay) — The remains of the Filipino killed during a bombing in Zawiya, Libya, over the weekend will be repatriated soon after his relatives requested assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to bring home the remains.
“Our embassy in Tripoli stands ready to facilitate the immediate repatriation of the remains and provide any updates to the next of kin,” said DFA spokesperson Charles Jose during a press briefing on Wednesday.
Jose gave no details on the Filipino’s identity, but said the victim was with three other OFWs when the attack occurred last Sunday.
The three other Filipinos injured in the attack are still recuperating in a local hospital as of Wednesday, Jose said.
“While we don’t have the details of their condition, we will ensure that any developments will be immediately available to the next of kin,” he said.
He reiterated the DFA’s appeal to Filipinos who are still in Libya to avail of the government’s repatriation program before “it becomes more difficult to repatriate them due to the continued deterioration of the security situation in the country.”
Filipinos remain in Libya despite the armed conflict there, citing lack of employment opportunities in the Philippines as their main reason. (MNS)