Tuesday, May 2, 2017

25 more OFWs repatriated from Riyadh

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) welcomed 25 more returning overseas Filipino workers (OFW) from Riyadh on Saturday.
The OWWA said that the arrival of the 25 OFWs followed the homecoming of 31 others on Friday night.
"31 arrived last night, 25 today. Our OWWA repatriation team will be there. Tickets funded by OWWA," OWWA Chief Hans Leo Cacdac told GMA News Online.
The 25 OFWs who arrived from Riyadh today touched down in Manila around noon aboard an Etihad Airlines flight at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1.
The OFWs will be given airport assistance from the OWWA repatriation team in addition to psycho-social counseling, stress debriefing, medical referral, temporary shelter, and transportation to their respective provinces.
The OWWA added that returning OFWs will be given access to the Labor department's Assist WELL (Welfare, Employment, Legal and Livelihood) Program for livelihood assistance, referral to local and overseas employment, training, and legal assistance.
A non-cash livelihood package worth P10,000 with a starter kit under the Balik-Pinas! Balik-Hanapbuhay! Program will also be given to OWWA members while non-OWWA members will be provided with non-cash livelihood training and will be referred to the same program. —ALG, GMA News

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