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Philippine Ambassador to Libya expresses concerns over delay in payment of Filipinos’ salaries
The Philippine Embassy Chargè d’Affaires Elmer G. Cato met on Tuesday with the Minister of Labor Rehabilitation, Al-Mahdi Al-Amin, to express the Embassy’s concerns over the delay in the payment of salaries and in the transfer of remittances of Filipinos working in Libya.
Ambassador Cato also raised concerns over current foreign exchange regulations that have drastically reduced the dollar value of the dinar-based salaries of Filipinos.
The Minister assured the Ambassador that he would convey their concerns to the Presidential Council.
According to The Philippine Embassy, there are more than 2,000 Filipinos working in Libya, most of them in health sector, in various government hospitals, and in oil and gas sector.