By Ariel Fernandez
As part of the government’s continuing efforts for the repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Kuwait, 71 OFWs in distress arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in two separate flights from Kuwait Tuesday morning.
The repatriation efforts were conducted by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
The first flight, with 32 OFWs on board, arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 via Qatar Airlines flight QR-934 from Kuwait, arriving at 7 a.m., an hour and a half ahead of its scheduled arrival at 8:30 a.m.
The second flight, Gulf Air flight GF-154, had 39 OFWs onboard and arrived at NAIA Terminal 1.
OFW Alice Camansi, a native of Cebu, said she is excited to go home and reunite with her family, because she was a victim of maltreatment by her employer. She added that she managed to escape to the Philippine labor office in Kuwait to seek help.