38 jobless OFWs in Saudi finally home after being stranded for 2 months

Published November 15, 2019, 1:25 AM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Gabriela Baron

38 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), who lost their jobs, are finally home from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after being stranded for 2 months.

(MANILA BULLETIN)
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (MANILA BULLETIN)

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) welcomed the group upon their arrival at NAIA from Riyadh on a Kuwait Airways flight on Monday.

According to a report by GMA News, the distressed workers were stranded in their accommodation for two months.

Nasser Mustafa, Philippine Overseas Labor Office-OWWA official in Riyadh, assisted the OFWs until they were repatriated.

OWWA assured that each OFW would receive P20,000 from the agency.

Saudi Arabia is among the top destination countries for OFWs with 24.4 percent of the total 2.3 million OFWs worldwide working there, said the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

 
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