DFA evacuates Filipina maids of Gadhafi family

DFA evacuates Filipina maids of Gadhafi family

Two of the four Filipino domestic helpers working for the family of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya have been rescued.

This was announced by Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) spokesperson Raul Hernandez who said Philippine embassy officials in Libya managed to whisked the two maids, Diana Jill Rivera and Mary Ann Ducos, to two cars parked near the Gadhafi residence and brought them across the border to Tunisia.

Philippine Ambassador to Libya Alejandrino Vicente said that the two Filipinos did not bring any belongings with them. They are now awaiting repatriation back to the Philippines, he added.

Two other Filipinas, Zenaida Labugen and Racquel Dadang who are still working for a relative of Gadhafi, have not expressed a desire to be repatriated or to go home. The DFA assured that the two Filipinas are in contact with the Philippine Embassy in Tripoli.

Hernandez said Rivera and Ducos were expected to be back in Manila within a week.