OVERSEAS Workers Welfare Administration head Hans Leo Cacdac yesterday said that 173 overseas Filipino workers from Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia employed by one of the companies which suffered financial setback as a result of the dip in the prices of oil in the world market returned yesterday.
The repatriated OFWs employed by Saudi Oger were given necessary assistance.
Last Sunday, the government also extended help to 83 distressed OFWs also employed by the same company.
Aside from airport assistance, the OFWs will also be offered temporary stay at the OWWA Halfway Home, transportation to their respective provinces and will undergo stress debriefing.
Aside from the post-arrival services, returning OFWs who have not yet availed of the OWWA’s Relief Assistance Program are given immediate attention to process their claim before they return to their provinces.
As of October 14, 2016, the OWWA has extended Relief Assistance Program to 18,156 stranded OFWs. These OFWs include those who are still at worksites in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and those who had been repatriated.