Restrictions lifted, Filipinos can now work in Lebanon


A Lebanese-Filipino community on Tuesday welcomed a decision by the Philippine government to lift in February 2010 a four-year deployment restriction of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Lebanon.

The Filipino-Lebanese Friendship Community headed by Abdul Kader Al Jadid said the decision of the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DoLE) to resume deployment of workers is very timely as Lebanon “is experiencing a period of economic boom.’’

“Lebanese businessmen are looking forward to helping unemployed Filipinos to working in Lebanon,’’ Jadid said in a statement received at the DoLE office.

“Lebanon is anticipating a tremendous growth in tourism with the rise of hotels and restaurants everywhere,’’ he added. Manila Bulletin