Philippine Embassy In Libya Places Giant Flag On Rooftop, Here’s Why

Here’s Reason Why Philippine Embassy In Libya Places Giant Flag On Rooftop

PHILIPPINE – Here is the reason why the embassy personnel placed a giant Philippine flag on building’s rooftop.

The conflict between the House of Representatives (HOR) and the General National Congress (GNC) are the ones who caused the ongoing civil war in Libya.

These government forces aim to control oil products and the whole country.

Libya war
Photo Source: Sputnik International

Since it started in 2014, several places and establishment have been destroyed because of the escalating war.

In a previous article, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) was reported injured amid civil war.

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) chief Teddy Locsin said Libya OFWs must evacuate because the country is under Alert Level 4.

Libya war 1
Photo Source: Ahram Online

General Khalifa Haftar launched an attack on Tripoli last April 4. His latest attack caused several deaths.

Based on a report from Philstar, the Philippine embassy in Libya placed a flag on the building rooftop to avoid being targeted.

Ambassador Elmer Caro shared several photos showing embassy officers placing a huge Philippine flag on the rooftop.

Philippine embassy in Libya
Photo Source: @elmer_cato Twitter

Elmer Cato expressed on his caption that they hoped that the embassy won’t be targeted by mistake.

In the caption of the post, he wrote: “With more and more airstrikes in and around Tripoli, we wanted to make sure that [Philippine Embassy in Libya] will not be targeted by mistake by making it clearly identifiable from the air as a diplomatic mission – one of the several that remain open in the Libyan capital.”

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Photo Source: @elmer_cato Twitter

Concerned netizens expressed their reaction on the photos. Here are some of their comments on the post:

@super_mannztv: “Keep safe po and continue serving our kababayans po. Mabuhay po kayo!”

@mongramosjr: “Hoping and praying for everyone’s safety there.”

@LuluQuizon1: “Praying for all your safety”

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