“hope you can help us.”
That was the appeal of Filipino worker Ronnie (not his real name), who along with 14 other Filipinos are trapped in troubled Libya.
“Na-trap na po sila at ‘di sila lumalabas. Takot na sila at nababahala rin kami sa situation nila,” Ronnie’s sister told The Mindoro Post.
The 15 Filipinos, who call themselves “Sabah Field”, remain inside their office compound in Brega, Libya awaiting soldiers who will bring them to a ship that will evacuate workers of Zueitina Oil Company, Ronnie’s sister, who declined to be named, said.
She said her brother told her via Yahoo Messenger that some soldiers and police officers arrived at the compound on Tuesday but only to get company vehicles and some of their personal belongings.
“Yong company nila may plan na kunin sila ng airplane kahapon kaso may natanggap sila na tawag na hindi na makapasok. Kaya na trap sila don,” she said.
Employees from other branches of the Libyan-owned oil firm have been waiting for them in the rescue ship, she said.
“Sila na lang na 15 ang natira doon at di rin po sila basta-basta maka-labas at makarating sa terminal kung saan andon ang barko kasi delikado sa labas,” she said. “Kaya inantay nila na may soldiers na aalalay sa kanila kaso wala pang dumating till now.”
“Nababahala sila dahil pagabi na naman baka pupuntahan na naman daw sila. Sila na lang po 15 na Pilipino and natira don. Yung mga taga ibang bansa na kasama nila nakuha na ng country nila,” she said.
“Maawa po kayo, kasi mahirap na yung sitwasyon nila doon,” she said.