More than a hundred undocumented overseas Filipino workers are set to return to the Philippines through the Philippine embassy’s mass repatriation program in cooperation with the Kuwait Ministry of Interior.
Philippine Embassy says that the 155 OFWs will include five medically ill patients, 100 workers without valid visas, and 50 workers without passports but with valid residency status.
The 105 OFWs without valid visas will be repatriated without undergoing the usual detention and will be transported straight to the airport from the embassy. This is a result of the positive outcome of the embassy’s persistent representations with the Ministry of Interior.
Last month, the embassy was able to send home 95 OFWs. Of the total, 69 were assisted by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office-Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) last August 26. Twenty-six others assisted by the Assistance To Nationals Unit arrived two days later.
The embassy is appealing to more undocumented OFWs in Kuwait to avail of the embassy’s mass repatriation program.
Source : Abs-Cbn