MANILA, PHILIPPINES – An additional 140 Filipino workers from Yemen have returned to the Philippines Saturday afternoon as part of the Philippine government’s repatriation program.
The 100 Filipinos from Yemen arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 at 3:40 p.m. Saturday onboard Cebu Pacific Flight 5J 741.
The repatriated Filipinos were met by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and officials from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
On Saturday morning, 40 Filipinos from Yemen arrived in the Philippines as the government continues to urge those who are still in the conflict-torn country to immediately leave Yemen while it is still possible.
Today’s arrival brings the total number of Filipinos who returned to the Philippines to 246.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) assured the returning Filipino workers from Yemen of assistance in the country. – BusinessNewsAsia.com