Malacañang on Thursday condemned the kidnapping and rape of a Filipina
nurse by youths in Libya.
“Kinokondena po natin ang krimen na naganap laban sa isang mamamayan natin
doon,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio
Coloma, Jr. said in a press briefing at the Palace.
According to reports, four Libyan youths kidnapped the Filipina nurse and
brought her to an undisclosed place where she was assaulted by six men. She
was released hours after the abduction.
Some 3,000 Filipino doctors and nurses are working in Libya.
Coloma assured the public that the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is
continuing the repatriation of Filipino citizens in Libya.
“Patuloy pa rin ang pagsisikap ng ating Department of Foreign Affairs na
nagtalaga na ng mga quick response teams para tulungan ang ating mga
kababayan,” Coloma said, adding that the department has already chartered a
ship to evacuate Filipinos out of the conflict zone.
The DFA on Monday relocated non-core staff of the Philippine Embassy from
Tripoli to Tunisia, while staff dependents were repatriated last week. PND (ag)