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158 OFWs from UAE repatriated back in PH

by | EDITOR’S CHOICE, News

Oct. 06, 19 | 8:17 am

Some 158 distressed Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) from the United Arab Emirates have arrived in the country, Sunday.

The Department of Foreign Affairs welcomed 78 repatriated OFWs from Abu Dhabi and 84 workers from Dubai.

“In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s commitment to protect the welfare and well-being of Filipinos overseas, we welcome home this morning 158 OFWs, most of whom were victims of trafficking in persons,” Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Y. Arriola said in a statement.

Philippine Ambassador to the UAE Hjayceelyn Quintana said that the joint effort between the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Consulate General in Dubai.

Consul General to Dubai Paul Cortes said that the repatriated workers were victims of illegal recruiters.

“These workers were found to have left the country using short-term visit visas and were promised to be issued with work visa by illegal recruiters,” Cortes added.

DFA reminded Filipinos not to seek employment abroad using improper visas, adding that undocumented or illegal workers are more prone to abuse without proper employment.

Records show that 4,800 Filipinos were repatriated back to the Philippines from the UAE since January 2019.

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