OFWs from Libya Arrive in Manila Airport

An Egyptian-based chartered company with 186 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) on board from Libya arrived Tuesday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

This was gathered from Overseas Workers Welfare Administrator (Owwa) represenatative Ed Villedo, who welcomed the 186 passengers of a chartered AMC Airlines, which was contracted by SNC Lavalin, a Canadian-Tunisian partnership that brought the OFWs from Cairo to the Philippines.

Flight AMC 7181 landed at 4:30 pm, among them crane operator Vicente Aguarin, 37, from Bacolod, who was working in a multi-million dollar airport passenger terminal in Benghazi.

He said that last February 18, shooting was heard from down below his crane, coming from rebel forces. He went out of his cab and hid behind a thick steel plating, until the shooting was over.

Then, the 1,600-strong Filipino workers of Lavalin were gathered together, along with the rest of the 2,800 employees that include other nationalities. They were told that the company has chartered some 20 buses and they were going to have a run for Egypt.

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