310 distressed OFWs arrive in Manila from Vietnam and Cambodia

Published April 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By MB Online

A total of 310 distressed Filipino workers from Vietnam and Cambodia arrived in Manila Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced.

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DFA/ MANILA BULLETIN

An AirAsia chartered flight carrying 167 distressed OFWs and stranded Filipinos from Cambodia arrived in Manila at around 3 p.m., Saturday.

Through a chartered Philippine Airlines flight, the other 143 returning Filipinos from Vietnam were also brought home at around 4 p.m on the same day.

The DFA said the repatriations from Vietnam and Cambodia were done in coordination with the Philippine embassies.

“We will bring back distressed Filipinos wherever they are,” said Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola.

The DFA, along with its Philippine embassies and consulates, assured it will continue to work with various national agencies in assisting Filipinos around the world in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

 
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