Filipinos in Libya told to remain vigilant amid political crisis in Tripoli
Filipinos living and working in strife-torn Libya have been advised to take the necessary precautions due to the volatile political situation in the capital, Tripoli.
"Due to recent political developments in the capital, the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli would like to strongly advise the Filipino community to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions to ensure their safety in Tripoli and its outlying areas," a statement from the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli posted on the Facebook account of Chargé d'Affaires Adelio Angelito Cruz.
"The Filipino community is also reminded to avoid known areas of conflict, crowded places and is discouraged from traveling at night unless absolutely necessary," the statement added.
The Department of Foreign Affairs placed Libya under under Crisis Alert Level 4 which means Filipinos living in the country should be subject to mandatory repatriation.