DFA repatriates 364 OFWs

June 5, 2021 Cristina Lee-Pisco 117 views

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has repatriated 364 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2) or Republic Act 11519.

The repatriation flight was jointly coordinated by the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi and the Philippine Consulate General in Dubai.

Aside from carrying OFWs who met difficulties during the pandemic, the flight also included medical patients, deportees and some minor children.

Embassy, Consulate, the Philippine Overseas Labor and Office- Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the Department of Social Welfare and Development officials and staff were on hand to oversee the departure of the repatriates from Dubai International Airport.