Repatriation of stranded OFWs in Jeddah begins Friday
04/12/2008 04:39 AM
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Repatriation of stranded overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia began Friday with the departure of 10 OFWs, embassy officials said.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration officer Romeo Pablo said two of the 10 who took a flight for the Philippines were toddlers. "Salamat at nagkaroon na rin nang resulta ang aming mahaba habang pag asikaso sa ating mga kababayan.
Ang nagpatagal ay ang pagkuha nang booking o skedyul nang kanilang pag-uwi dahil sa punuan ngayon. (We are thankful that our efforts in helping our countrymen have been yielding results.
The booking of the flights took most of our time as it is peak season)," Pablo said. He said that those who were scheduled for repatriation on Friday were 25 OFWs plus 13 who would be coming from Riyadh. The next batch is slated to depart by April 14.
The 10 who left aboard an Emirates airline flight were Sarah Masukat and her one-year-old child, Ryan Masukat, Badria Yusop, Murada Abdulsalam and her child, Sitti Baring, Hara Krisna Payag, Lily Supnet, Anisa Hassan, Miles Carmina. - Bong Concha, GMANews.TV