No Ban on OFWs in Algeria

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said no deployment ban has been imposed on Algeria even after 81 people, including six Filipinos, died in a hostage crisis at the In Amenas gas field there, reports GMA News. DOLE is waiting for the results of the security assessment to be conducted by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) before deciding on a deployment ban, if any. Meanwhile, DOLE is also seeking to provide high-security insurance coverage to overseas Filipino workers in high-risk areas, particularly oil and gas facilities.